Los Angeles Kings win first Stanley Cup in franchise history

la-kings-jonathan-quick-stanley-cup-finals.jpgThe Los Angeles Kings staged a rather remarkable upset in the 2011-12 NHL hockey season, earning an 8-seed in the Western Conference and defeating the top-seeded Vancouver Canucks and No. 2-seed St. Louis Blues on their way to earning the first Stanley Cup championship in the history of the franchise, which was established in 1967.

The Kings got off to a quick start in the finals, going up on the New Jersey Devils 3-0. The Devils came marching back to win games 4 and 5, but in Game 6, the Kings were too much for the Devils to handle, scoring three times in the first 15 minutes of the game.

The final score was 6-1 and the MVP of the series is the aptly-named Jonathan Quick, goalie for the Kings. He made 125 saves out of 133 attempts, for a .947 save percentage. Not too shabby.

Congratulations to the Kings and all their fans.

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