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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

NHL : LA Kings win first Stanley Cup in 45-year history

The Los Angeles Kings have won their first NHL championship by beating the New Jersey Devils 6-1 Monday night to win Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals.

With three first-period power-play goals after New Jersey's Steve Bernier was ejected for boarding Rob Scuderi, the Kings finished the job after taking a 3-0 series lead and then losing two potential clinching games last week.

Jeff Carter and Trevor Lewis scored two goals each, captain Dustin Brown had a goal and two assists as keeper Jonathan Quick made 17 saves in his latest stellar performance for the Kings.

Los Angeles became the first eighth-seeded playoff team to win the Stanley Cup, completing a dominant two-month playoff run in front of frenzied fans who had waited 45 years for their first look at the Stanley Cup since the Kings' expansion birth in 1967.

Conference Q/Fs : #8 LOS ANGELES KINGS beat #1 VANCOUVER CANUCKS 4-1
Conference S/Fs : #8 LOS ANGELES KINGS beat #2 ST LOUIS BLUES 4-0
Conference Final: #8 LOS ANGELES KINGS beat #3 PHOENIX COYOTES 4-1

Stanley Cup : #8 LOS ANGELES KINGS beat #6 NEW JERSEY DEVILS 4-2

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