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Believe it or not, the Devils hope the pressure is on L.A. now

Los Angeles Kings v New Jersey Devils - Game Five

NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 09: Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings makes a save in front of Travis Zajac #19 of the New Jersey Devils during Game Five of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Prudential Center on June 9, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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The buzz word you’re going to hear a lot of now is “pressure” and whether or not the Kings have more of it on them. Darryl Sutter doesn’t believe in pressure, but Devils center Travis Zajac is thinking big.

When asked if the pressure has shifted to the Kings, Zajac fired back quickly.

“We hope so,” Zajac said. “I think our mentality is that we don’t look too far ahead. We play that way we can give ourselves another shot to keep playing this season.”

Devils forward Alexei Ponikarovsky had a more level-headed approach.

“We’re still down 3-2. Yes, we won two games but we still have another two to go. We’re considering this game as a win and we’ll re-group and get ready for the next one.”

Pressure or not, Adam Henrique realizes things are going to be tough in Game 6 no matter what.

“We can’t look too far ahead. Our backs are still against the wall. It’s still Game 7 for us.”

Whether you believe in pressure or momentum is up to you, but one thing’s for sure - the Kings aren’t looking as sharp as they did at the start of the series and if they’re not careful, they might be staring in the face of a historic collapse.