Found June 09, 2013 on FatManWriting:
Losing is never easy, but it has to be especially tough when you are the defending Stanley Cup Champions--like the Los Angeles Kings-- and you got beat in the Conference Finals in five games. The only thing worse would be getting swept like the Penguins were by the Bruins. Understandably despondent following Saturday's 4-3 loss in double overtime and the team's elimination, the media guys with the Kings sent the best tweet of the post season to the Penguins. @penguins you guys wanna grab a drink later? — LA Kings (@LAKings) June 9, 2013
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