LA Kings beat New Jersey Devils for 1st ever Stanley Cup
Dustin Brown of the LA Kings nearly yanked the Stanley Cup away from NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, skating directly to the center ice and raising it high. The Los Angeles Kings’ long-suffering fans had been waiting for almost 45 years for someone to thrust the 36-pound silver trophy skyward and remove the burden on a franchise that had never won an NHL title.
Brown, MVP goalie Jonathan Quick, and the late-blooming Kings had an unbelievable postseason run that ended in a victorious flurry of blood, sweat, and power play goals in Game 6. Jeff Carter and Trevor Lewis scored two goals each, Quick finished his Trophy-winning performance with 17 saves, and the Kings beat the New Jersey Devils 6-1 on Monday night, becoming the first eighth-seeded playoff team to win the Stanley Cup finals. “Every single guy worked so hard for us this season,” said defenseman Drew Doughty. “Everyone deserves this. We got used to each other, we developed a chemistry, and we just went sailing from there.”