Found June 06, 2012 on
Kings fans deserve the Stanley Cup just for their heckling.
As I wrote a few weeks ago, it was very easy for NHL experts and analysts to label the Los Angeles Kings a Cinderella story because of how bad they sucked early on in the season. They were bad enough to get their coach fired and they were bad enough early on that it took a hell of a late season run to avoid missing the playoffs entirely. But people conveniently ignored that the Kings were a sweetheart team before the season began, having made the playoffs last year and returning one heck of a talented squad.
Tonight, they can sweep the New Jersey Devils to win the Stanley Cup and put an exclamation point on an amazing comeback, but the problem isn’t that this was simply a team that just needed to get it right to become this good. It’s that nobody is even watching them now.
While Games 1 and 2 drew good ratings in New York and Los Angeles, according to figures provided by NBC, across the rest of the United States, overnight ...
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The Los Angeles Kings' 15-3 postseason record can't be deceiving, can it?
For a team that has won all 10 of its road games and faltered at its chance to become the first team since the 1988 Edmonton Oilers to post a 16-2 playoff record en route to winning the Stanley Cup, the margin between winning and losing isn't as stark as their record indicates.
Remember the 2001...
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KTLA-TV news reporter Allie Mac Kay spanked the NJ Devils mascot during a live morning news broadcast in Los Angeles.
Mac Kay is a LA Kings fan and she really showed who’s the boss by spanking the mascot’s butt hard.
“Allie pulled out her bedroom moves,” joked co-anchor Chris Schauble.
Three games into the Los Angeles Kings' Stanley Cup Final series against the New Jersey Devils, the only remaining question is whether the parade route will travel down Figueroa or Olympic.
Amongst the backdrop of constant "We Want the Cup" chants by a Staples Center record crowd of 18,764, the eighth-seeded Kings improved to 15-2 in the 2012 postseason with an emphatic...
from Kevin Allen of USA Today, Quick had a 22-save shutout in Monday’s 4-0 victory to lower his goals-against average to 1.36 and improve his save percentage to .950.
Quick’s postseason goals-against average is the best recorded by a Stanley Cup Final goalie, with a minimum of 10 games played, since Frank Brimsek’s 1.25 in 12 games for the Boston Bruins in 1939.
Comedian Adam Carolla visited his old pal on the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" show last night dressed in full Los Angeles Kings gear— including pads, helmet and on rollerblades— to show support for his "favorite" team. Taking a jab at Los Angelelans— or whatever they're called— coming out of the woodwork during the Kings playoff run and hockey fever takes...
After 45 years of waiting, the Los Angeles Kings' quest for their first Stanley Cup title was last at least a few more days.
The Kings had a chance to sweep New Jersey out of the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday night, but they were done in by three third-period goals in a 3-1 loss to the Devils in Game 4.
While the Kings are an amazing 15-3 in this remarkable postseason run...
While the Los Angeles Kings are poised to win their first Stanley Cup tonight, one passionate hockey man will unfortunately not be able to watch "Doc" Emrick call the game as Fran Rubert, the founder and managing editor of "Center Ice Magazine", lost his valiant battle with cancer on Tuesday. A long time fixture of the Philadelphia hockey community, Fran was just...
With the Los Angeles Kings taking a commanding 3-0 series lead in the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals, many believe that it is no longer a matter of "If" but "when" the Kings will raise the cup for their first in franchise history. Whether they close their winning season in Games 4, 5, or 6, one thing is for certain - they have had plenty of players step up in their...
Only three NHL teams have rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win a playoff series, and just one - the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs - did it in the Stanley Cup finals.
So the New Jersey Devils will either make history, or soon be history.
With a 4-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings in Game 3 of the finals on Monday night, the Devils were pushed to the brink of elimination after a 102-point...
Stop blaming Dan O'Halloran.
He didn't see the puck. Get over it.
It's not like the refs didn't give the Devils ample opportunities to score. 6 in fact.
The Dustin Penner breeze by that Brodeur did his best Luongo imitation was a joke as well as the slew foot that Koval-choke placed on Quick that was completely ignored by the zebra's.
The fact that...
The Los Angeles Kings contributed half of the $100,000 reward being
offered Wednesday for information leading to the capture of the
person who shot dead a one-year-old boy amid apparent gang warfare
in the city.
All the video highlights of the 2012 NHL Playoffs.
By: Mike Luciano (@MikeLuci)
My good friend Michael Stuart is the founder of the hockey website www.betweenthebenches.com and is a revered Los Angeles Kings fan that provides some of the best coverage on not just the Kings but on the ongoing events of the hockey world in general. Writing for different hockey websites, Mike and I have decided to team up for the Stanley Cup Finals...
The Los Angeles Kings took a commanding 3-0 series lead in the Stanley Cup Finals after last night’s 4-0 win over the New Jersey Devils. And to add insult to injury, a few rather creative Kings fans who were seated right behind the Devils’ bench held up huge cardboard heads of ‘Jersey Shore’ cast members.
Well done, Kings fans. Well done indeed.
[NY Daily News]
*stats based on playoffs.
Match-up - Devils (12-9) @ Kings (15-2)
Road/Home records*- 6-5 -------------- 5-2
TV - NBCSN (HD), CBC (HD), RDS (HD)
Puck drop - 8:00 PM ET
Series score - Kings lead 3-0
Projected starting goalies - Martin Brodeur (NJ) vs. Jonathan Quick (LA)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game *
Los Angeles - 2.88 / 1.41
New Jersey - 2.52...