LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Excitement is building as the Los Angeles Kings prepare to take on the New Jersey Devils in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals.

The Kings are one win away from the Stanley Cup title for the first time in franchise history. The game on the East Coast will begin at 5 p.m. PT.

Kings’ fans were not deterred by Wednesday night’s loss in Game 4 against the Devils. The Kings have a 15-3 record in the playoffs with all three losses in Game 4, similar to Wednesday. In the previous two rounds they didn’t sweep, the Kings have won the best of 7 series.

Meantime, Los Angeles police are warning fans to be aware of counterfeit tickets should there be a Game 6. Some tickets are selling for up to $2,000.

Los Angeles police Lt. Paul Vernon said some counterfeit tickets were being offered on the streets around Staples Center for about $500 but often sold for about $200, giving buyers the impression they got a good deal.

“Caveat emptor, let the buyer beware, is a good motto to follow in such purchases,” Vernon said. “If the deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”

Police have not said how many people had been defrauded.

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