Found May 29, 2012 on It's Always Sunny in Detroit:
Did you know what day the Stanley Cup Finals begins?  Quick, what seed is each team?  If you knew the answers to both those questions, color me impressed.  To keep hockey relevant before the Finals get underway (on Wednesday), the Los Angeles Kings (the Western Conference’s eight-seed) and the New Jersey Devils (the Eastern Conference’s six-seed) exchanged Twitter pleasantries. The Kings Twitter account operator took a stab at the stereotypical gorilla juiceheads and guidettes that patrol the Jersey Shore in the summer. The Devils’ account chosen the super anti-combative/ultra nerdy approach in their response: Score one for the softies on the west coast.  I would have expected a few jabs at the surfer dudes and floozies in L.A., but the Devils’ account operator didn’t want a “Situation”.  They’re proud of their fist-pumping…and their aquarium.   [Los Angeles Kings Twitter Account Tweaks New Jersey Devils Before Stanley Cup Finals]  Huffington Post  

Anze Kopitar scores pretty goal in OT

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Dustin Brown is happy with the outcome of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Not so much about the Prudential Center ice conditions. "It was like playing with a tennis ball, quite honestly," the Kings captain said of the poor ice conditions during Wednesday's Cup showdown in New Jersey. But Brown wasn't the only one unimpressed by the ice conditions, which seemed...

Scuderi's Cup experience valuable to Kings

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Kopitar's breakaway goal give Kings a Game 1 win in OT

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from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, It didn’t begin or end the way it was supposed to, but most of the time Red Kelly loved being the first coach of the Los Angeles Kings—loved his first coaching job, loved the team, hated the travel, and hated that his wife couldn’t stand living in Los Angeles…. “Yeah, I’m cheering for them,” said Kelly, 84 and in pretty good health...

Stanley Cup Finals Begin Tonight

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Jonathan Quick Following Tim Thomas' Blueprint on Path to Stanley Cup Finals (Video)

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Jeff Carter Gets Leveled, Flyers Fans Everywhere Crack A Smile

Thanks to SB Nation for this gem. There are so many awesome things about this. Maybe this series will be interesting after all.

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