Found January 19, 2013 on Fox Sports West:
LOS ANGELES The moment was more than seven months in the making, but it still felt right on time. When the Stanley Cup championship banner rose above the ice and into the rafters at Staples Center on Saturday, Los Angeles Kings players watched it admiringly. They had made it happen. This was their day, their achievement. An NHL-imposed lockout forced them and the rest of the league to wait three months to begin their season, but it didnt steal the joy and celebration of the franchises first Stanley Cup. Every detail had been carefully planned and orchestrated, from the presentation of the Tiffany-designed rings to Kings players to the escorting of the Stanley Cup trophy through the stands and onto center ice. A perfect day except for the long-awaited opener. Perhaps it was the result of all the pregame excitement, but the Kings offered a coldly disappointing performance against the Chicago Blackhawks, who scored the first four goals and won easily, 5-2. It was awesome, defen...

Kings receive rings, raise banner

The L.A. Kings received their Stanley Cup rings and raised their championship banner on Saturday. See video of the ceremony here.

Kings extend contracts of Lombardi, Sutter and Robitaille

The Stanley Cup champion Kings took care of another bit of housekeeping an important one by finalizing the contract extensions of General Manager Dean Lombardi, Coach Darryl Sutter and executive Luc Robitaille on Friday morning. Lombardi also holds the title of team president and Robitaille is the team's president in charge of business operations. As reported earlier this...

Los Angeles Kings Receive Fancy Rings in Stanley Cup Ceremony (Photo)

Their celebration may have been delayed, but on Saturday afternoon the Los Angeles Kings finally got to commemorate their Stanley Cup championship — and they did so in fashion. Before opening the season against the Chicago Blackhawks (albeit with a 5-2 loss), the Kings were given their rings, but sunglasses may be necessary when viewing the bling. After winning the Cup as an 8th...

LA Kings get rings, raise 1st Stanley Cup banner

The Los Angeles Kings raised their first Stanley Cup championship banner Saturday in a joyous ceremony delayed more than three months by the NHL lockout. With help from the family of a victim of the Sandy Hook massacre, the Kings hung their black-and-white banner in the rafters at Staples Center and received their championship rings before their season opener against the Chicago...

LA Kings stayed intact in hopes of Cup repeat

After a Stanley Cup championship run that stunned everybody but the players in the Los Angeles Kings' locker room, they're all back to attempt the improbable again. Pro sports teams rarely stay together for long these days, but the Kings are an exception. Everybody who touched the ice last spring during the eighth-seeded club's run to the franchise's first title...

Kings defending title on the fly

If only the Los Angeles Kings gripped their sticks as gently as they gripped their Stanley Cup banner. After raising the team's first championship banner into the rafters at Staples Center, Los Angeles turned in a nightmarish first period en route to a 5-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks as the National Hockey League resumed play on Saturday after a lockout that consumed the...

Kings announce extension for coach, two executives

The 2012 NHL Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings on Friday announced they have signed general manager Dean Lombardi, head coach Darryl Sutter and president of business operations Luc Robitaille to multiyear contract extensions. "We are ecstatic that we have kept our leadership team in place both on the hockey side with Dean and Darryl and on the business side with Luc and...

NHL LA King Jarret Stoll Confirms He’s Dating Erin Andrews (AUDIO)

Who has time to respond to disrespectful comments coming from a man who takes bathroom pictures, when you’re dating Los Angeles King Jarret Stoll? FOX Sports correspondent Erin Andrews certainly didn’t have the time or energy. After appearing on the Ryan Seacrest Morning Show, Stoll made his relationship with Andrews public, after photos of the two surfaced during an New Year’s...

Blackhawks spoil Kings' celebration with 5-2 victory

LOS ANGELES -- The Chicago Blackhawks got the season off to a bang and sent the Los Angeles Kings back to earth. Marian Hossa had two goals and an assist as the Chicago Blackhawks spoiled the Kings' Stanley Cup championship banner-raising opener with a 5-2 victory Saturday. Hossa beat goalie Jonathan Quick with a shot from the top of the right circle for a 5-2 lead halfway...

Blackhawks crash Kings' party with rout

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Marian Hossa had two goals and an assist, Corey Crawford made 19 saves, and the Chicago Blackhawks crashed the Kings' Stanley Cup championship celebration with a 5-2 victory over Los Angeles on Saturday. Captain Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane each had a goal and an assist for the Blackhawks, who jumped to a 3-0 lead on Michael Frolik's goal less than...

Blackhawks, 5, Kings 2

LOS ANGELES -- Marian Hossa had two goals and an assist as the Chicago Blackhawks spoiled the Los Angeles Kings' Stanley Cup championship banner-raising opener with a 5-2 victory Saturday. Hossa beat goalie Jonathan Quick with a shot from the top of the right circle for a 5-2 lead halfway through the third period. Los Angeles had pulled to 4-2 just 15 seconds earlier when Jordan...

Pacific Division Preview

Finally the Pacific Division #1. Los Angeles Kings- The defending Stanley Cup Champs are back and they are ready to take a run at repeating, which would make them the first team since the Red Wings in 97/98 to repeat as champions. Most people worry about a Stanley Cup hangover but with this team, but to me [...]
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