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2012 Stanley Cup Finals :: Kings of the NHL

Jun 12, 2012

The Los Angeles Kings are the new Stanley Cup Champions defeating the New Jersey Devils in 6 games with a 6-1 win. The Kings' overall record was 16-4, the 2nd best finish by any NHL team ever. Pretty good for a team that has never won a Stanley Cup in their 45-year existence.

Devil Charge to King... Checkmate

Steve Bernier ChargingCheckmate!Courtesy of the NHL
 

In the very first period, Devil's forward Steve Bernier received a 5-minute major penalty for his boarding body check and the Kings scored 3 times on that power-play. The Devils had to change their defensive game plan to an offensive one and the Kings provided a quick counterattack to everything. Checkmate Kings!

Quick’s Cup

Conn Smythe WinnerJonathon QuickCourtesy of the NHL
 

Jonathon Quick was definitely the best player of the playoffs allowing only 1.41 goals in only 20 playoff games. And let’s all agree that he has the greatest name for any sports player ever. Jonathon won the Conn Smythe Trophy, the award for the most valuable player in the NHL Playoffs .

Kings Coach

Kings' CoachStanley for SutterCourtesy of the NHL

The Kings strategy started in December when they hired Darryl Sutter, their new coach. Darryl managed to help the Kings just barely get into the playoffs, as they were the last team to qualify for the 8th and final playoff spot.  After that, winning the Stanley Cup seemed pretty easy for the Kings as they cruised behind their defense and goaltending.

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NYranger3

NYranger3 wrote:

i like the rangers and the kings
commented: Mon Jun 25, 2012

NYranger3

NYranger3 wrote:

yeah kings
commented: Mon Jun 25, 2012

purple sunday

purple sunday wrote:

I like the kings I just don't like hockey
commented: Wed Jun 20, 2012

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