Lord Stanley's Cup

Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 by Travis Cody in
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Congratulations to the LA Kings, Stanley Cup Champs!

Photo credit UP Presswire
 
The Kings finished off an improbable run to the NHL championship, going 16-4 as the 8 seed out of the West.  They beat the 3 top seeds and only lost 1 game on the road.

Goalie Jonathan Quick won the Conn Smythe trophy as the most valuable player to his team in the 2012 playoffs, outplaying Martin Brodeur in the finals.  Quick is the 16th goaltender to win the Conn Smythe since it was first awarded in 1965.

This is the Kings' first Cup in its 44 year history in the NHL.  Hockey royalty has passed through this franchise, if you'll pardon the pun.  Marcel Dionne from 1975 to 1987, Wayne Gretzkey from 1988 to 1996, Dave Taylor from 1977 to 1994, Jari Kurri from 1991 to 1996, Luc Robitaille from 1986 to 1994 and 1997 to 2001 and 2003 to 2006, and Rogie Vachon from 1972 to 1978.

Hard to believe those guys never raised the Cup in LA.  Well, the franchise has it now.

Kings Captain Dustin Brown hoists the Stanley Cup.  (photo credit Danny Moloshok/Reuters)

6 comments:

  1. Akelamalu says:

    Nice celebratory photo Trav.

  1. I could go for some Hockey

  1. they are certainly happy boys... hope all is well. have a great day~

  1. Ivanhoe says:

    Yeah! Always rootimg for the underdog :)
    Hopefully they will be able to get some new front teeth now. LOL.

  1. Drat! I missed the game. I don't know how that happened. I'm glad I stopped by here, so I can tell GN that her team won. Thanks for the post, Trav.

  1. They had an incredible run trhough the playoffs...