Monday, June 11, 2012
LA Kings crowned Stanley Cup champions for 1st time, eliminating Devils in Game 6
By Greg Wyshynski | Puck Daddy
The Los Angeles Kings won their first Stanley Cup since the franchise was founded in 1967, eliminating the New Jersey Devils in Game 6, 6-1, on Monday night.
Goalie Jonathan Quick was given the Conn Smythe Trophy for playoff MVP.
Dustin Brown had a 3-point night, and Jeff Carter and Trevor Lewis each had two goals in the Kings' victory, the crowning achievement for one of the most improbable postseason journeys in NHL history.
They're the first No. 8 seed to ever win the Stanley Cup. They tied an NHL record for road wins, going 10-1 away from home before winning the Cup on Staples Center ice. Overall, the Kings were 16-4 in the playoffs -- one of the best records in decades for a Stanley Cup champion.
[Photos: Kings celebrate beating Devils for first Stanley Cup title]