L.A. Kings win their first Stanley Cup

The Los Angeles Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils 6-1 to win game six of the best-of-seven Stanley Cup finals. In the process, they ended a drought as old as the franchise itself—45 years.

The Kings also became the lowest-seeded playoff team ever to claim the Cup.

L.A. won tonight’s game six after failing to finish off New Jersey (sixth seed in the East) in games 4 and 5, despite having beaten them three games straight. That meant the sixth, and ultimately final game was played in front of a boisterous sellout home crowd.

A five-minute penalty against New Jersey in the first period provided an opportunity for 3 Kings goals, and the damage was done.

Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick was awarded the Conn Smythe trophy for Most Valuable Player in the playoffs.


L.A. Kings win their first Stanley Cup

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