LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 11: Members of the Los Angeles Kings pose for a group photo with the Stanley Cup after the Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils 6-1 to win the Stanley Cup final series 4-2 after Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Kings Win 2012 Stanley Cup With Game 6 Blowout Of Devils

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Stanley Cup Final: Jonathan Quick Wins Conn Smythe Trophy As Playoff MVP

The Los Angeles Kings completed their magical run through the playoffs on Monday night with a 6-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils at Staples Center, to win the Stanley Cup Final, four games to two. It is the first championship in the 45-year history of the Kings. The Conn Smythe Trophy, awarded to the MVP of the playoffs, went to Kings goalie Jonathan Quick.

Quick was one of the very best goaltenders in the regular season, with a league-high 10 shutouts, a 1.95 goals against average, and a .929 save percentage. But in the postseason he was even better, with three shutouts and a .946 save percentage. He saved 17 of 18 shots in Game 6, and was 16-4 during the postseason. Here is Quick celebrating as the third period ended, hugging teammates Colin Fraser and Drew Doughty:

After receiving the Stanley Cup, Quick was adorned with chants of "M-V-P" from the Staples Center crowd.

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Kings Vs. Devils, Stanley Cup Finals 2012 Game 6: Los Angeles Wins Stanley Cup With 6-1 Victory

The Los Angeles Kings are the 2012 NHL Champions, beating the New Jersey Devils 6-1 in a dominant performance to give the franchise their first ever Stanley Cup. They scored three goals in the first period, and the Devils were never able to recover.

Those first three goals came when New Jersey's Steve Bernier smashed into Rob Scuderi and left him bleeding on the ice, picking up a five minute game misconduct penalty. The Kings took full advantage, with Dustin Brown scoring twice and Trevor Lewis adding a third. The Devils spent the entire period on their heels, getting only four shots off on Jonathan Quick.

The second period opened with an early goal by Jeff Carter after a mixup with a lineman hampered New Jersey's defense. The Devils were able to get on the board late in the period, and the teams headed to the locker rooms after the second with the score 4-1.

The third period was tightly contested for the first 15 minutes, but with less than five minutes remaining the Kings put the game even farther out of reach. Down 4-1, the Devils took the huge risk of pulling Martin Brodeur early. The move failed to pay off as the Kings scored, making the game 5-1. Brodeur returned to the net, but that didn't help much as the Kings scored 15 seconds later, leaving the score at 6-1 and securing the Stanley Cup for the Los Angeles Kings.

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The Kings were 16-4 through the playoffs, and took out the top three seeds in the Western Conference. Jonathan Quick was the winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy, with his stellar goaltending earning him the series MVP award.

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Kings Vs. Devils, Stanley Cup Finals 2012 Game 6: Kings Lead 4-1 After 2nd Period

The Los Angeles Kings lead the New Jersey Devils by a score of 4-1 after 40 minutes and are one period away from winning the Stanley Cup. The second period wasn't quite the frenzy of goals that the first was, but Jeff Carter managed to make the most of a slip-up by an official 90 seconds into the period. The linesman drifted away from the boards to avoid interfering with a player entering the game, but that unfortunately put him directly in the path of New Jersey's Anton Volchenkov. Carter went behind the official and a second later the Kings were up 4-0.

Jonathan Quick hasn't had to block too many shots, with the Devils getting only 10 shots through two periods. He did see some action though, as Ryan Carter took out his frustration after Quick made a stop:

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The Devils were getting more chances in the second half of the second period than they had in previous minutes. Adam Henrique made the most of one of them, poking one past Quick to put the Devils on the board. Dustin Penner picked up a late penalty for roughing, but with only 17 seconds left in the period the Devils were unable to capitalize. That left Henrique's goal as the only one they picked up, and the Kings are up by three goals and 20 minutes away from the Stanley Cup.

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Kings Vs. Devils, Stanley Cup Finals 2012 Game 6: Dustin Brown Scores Twice, Steve Bernier Penalty Looms Large, L.A. Leads 3-0

The third time just might be the charm for the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings are now 40 minutes away from their first Stanley Cup after cashing in three goals on a single game misconduct penalty on Steve Bernier and subsequent five-minute power play, and lead the New Jersey Devils 3-0 after the first period of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.

The Kings lead the best-of-seven series three games to two, though they have lost the last two games.

The penalty on Bernier occured at 10:10 of the first period on a vicious hit on Rob Scuderi into the boards that left him laying on the ice bleeding.

The Kings capitalized in a huge way. Dustin Brown scored at 11:03 of the first, then added another goal just 102 seconds later. Trevor Lewis added a goal at 15:03, giving the Kings three power play goals and sent the Staples Center crowd into a frenzy.

Jonathan Quick faced only four shots in the period, and he saved them all for the Kings.

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2012 Stanley Cup Finals, Kings Vs. Devils Game 6: Game Time, TV Coverage And More

The Los Angeles Kings were hoping to pick up their first-ever Stanley Cup on Saturday, but the New Jersey Devils caught a couple of very lucky breaks and handed the Kings their first road loss of the 2012 postseason. Now the two teams will return to the Staples Center on Monday for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.

The Kings are still ahead 3-2 in the best-of-seven series and will have a second chance to clinch their first NHL title on home ice, which would obviously delight the rambunctious crowd at the Staples Center to no end. Game 5 seemed to require everything the Devils had in order to pull off the victory, so the series is not getting out of hand just yet. Should the win not come on Monday night, however, there may be a sudden influx of panic in southern California.

The puck will drop on Monday at 5:00 p.m. PT and will be televised nationally on NBC. You can catch the radio broadcast on 1150 AM.

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2012 Stanley Cup Finals, Devils Vs. Kings: New Jersey Fans Remain Pragmatic After Game 5 Victory

The Los Angeles Kings were in enemy territory on Saturday night attempting to clinch the first Stanley Cup in franchise history. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned in Game 5, as the New Jersey Devils won their second straight game and the Kings lost their first road game of the playoffs. The Kings now hold a 3-2 lead in the series.

Jon Fischer at In Lou We Trust has the Devils fan's perspective on the big win:

New Jersey struggled to get into the Kings' end and get set up on offense. Sometimes, they had to go for a dump-and-change. Sometimes, they had problems moving the puck through the neutral zone. Sometimes, a bad decision was made. To be fair, the Kings were very well organized on defense, which gave the Devils problems. However, five games in and you'd think the skaters would know how to go against them. Tonight, only one line seemed to get it: the Travis Zajac line, with six shots at evens. And even they had some problems. that aside, if the offense struggles to consistently attack, then the other team is going to take advantage. The Kings did exactly that for most of all three periods, especially the third period where they out-shot the Devils 9-3. To be blunt, the Devils stole this victory.

The Kings will have one more chance to clinch their championship on home ice, which Los Angeles fans would certainly appreciate. However, if the Kings should drop another game ... things will get uncomfortably anxious for Southern California hockey fans.

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New Jersey Devils Best LA Kings Again 2-1, Series Goes To Game Six

The Los Angeles Kings lost to the New Jersey Devils 2-1 tonight in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. On the first NJ goal, Jonathan Quick gave away the puck in front of the net while chasing down a lose puck, and on the second there was a tip in off the back of a Kings defender. The close game came down to the last few possessions, but the Kings just couldn't find a way to win for the second straight elimination game.

On the first goal, Quick left the net to retrieve a puck that was sitting back by the boards. His pass was lazy, and the giveaway led to Zach Parise stuffing in it as Quick scrambled to get back in the net.

The Kings were able to tie it up in the second period with a wrist shot from Williams. However, the Devils were able to retake the lead four minutes later with a Bryce Salvador slap shot that bounced off a Kings defender and into the net.

The Kings had a goal disallowed, when Jarret Stoll got one past Martin Brodeur on a Carter rebound, but his stick was too high.

Game six will be Monday at the Staples Center.

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2012 Stanley Cup Finals, Devils Vs. Kings Game 5: Game Time, TV Coverage And More

The Los Angeles Kings didn't close out the New Jersey Devils when they had a chance in Game 4 on Wednesday night at Staples Center in front of the home fans. That's the bad news. The good news is that every remaining game of the Stanley Cup Final will be televised on NBC, including Saturday's Game 5 in New Jersey. Here are the relevant details of Saturday's contest:

Time: 5 p.m. PDT

Location: Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey

TV: NBC

Home Away From Home: You may have heard this before, but the Kings are undefeated on the road during their amazing playoff run. Ten times they have worn the white sweaters on enemy ice, and 10 times they have won, including a pair of overtime wins in New Jersey in games 1 and 2. The Kings' playoff road winning streak actually extends to 12 games, including last season.

Game 5 Rebound: In three of their four playoff series, the Kings dropped Game 4 at home after a 3-0 series lead, only to rebound with a Game 5 overtime win on the road. The Kings beat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 on April 22 to close out the first round, then concluded the Western Conference Finals with a 4-3 win over the Phoenix Coyotes with a 4-3 win on May 22.

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Kings Vs. Devils, Stanley Cup Finals Game 4 Reaction

Here are some thoughts about the result between the Los Angeles Kings and the New Jersey Devils from many of the best writers around. New Jersey won 3-1 to stay alive and force a Game 5.

In his recap of the game, Robert_P. wrote up at Jewels From the Crown (our SB Nation Kings community) an optimistic appraisal of the loss, and still seemed pretty upbeat about his team's chances to win the series (what a surprise, because his team still is up 3-1 and only need to win one more).

Aside from the relief of finally taking a game in the Final, the Devils have to be concerned about a few things. They continue to be out-chanced by the Kings and in this one the Kings were able to dominate the puck for long stretches. Their biggest question marks are the play of their top line, which continues to bleed in the possession battle, and their defense. Bryce Salvador finished the game as the Devils' leader in ice time at even strength and he was also out attempted 7-21. In addition, he took two awful interference penalties. Look for Salvador to lose minutes in Game 5 if his struggles continue. On the upside, they have to feel good about finally being able to produce some goals with quality scoring opportunities.

John Fischer of In Lou We Trust (our SB Nation Devils community) just seems to be happy that he's able to play one more hockey game.

Again, the Devils didn't play that great of a game - they really need to get their offense to play more consistently and more with the puck. Some of the defensemen also need to shape up and fast; Brodeur covered up a lot of errors tonight. Most of all, it's just one win; the odds and history favor L.A. taking it all. However, they got the result in a good third period and at this point, any means of winning are acceptable. The Devils are still alive.

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Kings Vs. Devils, Stanley Cup Finals 2012 Game 4: New Jersey Stays Alive With 3-1 Win

The celebration will have to wait. Two third period goals kept the New Jersey Devils alive, and an empty net goal sealed the deal as the Devils beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final Wednesday night at Staples Center, prolonging the Kings' quest for the Cup.

The Kings lead the best-of-seven series three games to one. They have lost only three games this postseason, with the only three losses coming in Game 4.

Patrik Elias scored at 7:56 of the third period to give the Devils a 1-0 lead, but the Kings quickly answered 62 seconds later with a Drew Doughty goal. That set the stage for Adam Henrique, who beat Jonathan Quick with 4:31 left what proved to be the game-winning goal.

Martin Brodeur saved 21 of 22 shots for the win. Ilya Kovalchuk added an empty net goal in the final minute to provide the final margin.

Game 5 will be Saturday night in New Jersey. The Kings are 10-0 on the road this postseason. The good news for Kings fans: every game from here on out will be shown on NBC.

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Kings Vs. Devils, Stanley Cup Finals 2012 Game 4 Score: Still Scoreless After 2nd Period

There have been 40 minutes of hockey played Wednesday night at Staples Center, but so far neither the Los Angeles Kings nor New Jersey Devils have scored a goal. Game 4 of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final is tied at 0-0 after two periods in Los Angeles. The Kings lead the best-of-seven series three games to none.

After getting outshot 8-7 in the first period, the Kings outshot the Devils 7-3 in the second period. The Kings had a pair of power play opportunities in the second period, but were unable to score.

Jonathan Quick saved all three shots in the second period and has saved 11 shots for the game. Martin Brodeur saved seven shots in the second period and has saved all 14 for the game. Through two periods, New Jersey has won 56% of the faceoffs in the game.

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Kings Vs. Devils, Stanley Cup Finals 2012 Game 4 Score: Jonathan Quick, L.A. Kills Two Penalties In Scoreless First Period

Jonathan Quick saved all eight shots he faced in the first period, and the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils are scoreless after the first 20 minutes of Game 4 of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final Wednesday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Kings lead the best-of-seven series three games to none.

The Kings had the first big scoring opportunity when a tripping penalty on Zach Parise at 3:02 of the first period put them on the power play. But despite three shots on goal the Kings failed to capitalize.

A hooking call on Jarret Stoll put the Devils on the power play at 5:53 of the first period, but the Kings killed that power play without even allowing a shot on goal. Dustin Brown was called for tripping almost immediately, at 7:58, but the Kings killed that too, thanks to some big saves from Quick.

New Jersey is 0-for-14 on the power play so far in the Stanley Cup Final, and the Kings have killed 66 of 71 power plays in their great playoff run.

Martin Brodeur saved all seven shots he faced for New Jersey.

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2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final, Kings Vs. Devils: Game 4 Preview

The Los Angeles Kings have history at their doorstep Wednesday night, as they look to close out the New Jersey Devils in Game 4 of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. The Kings, like they have in all of their postseason series this season, lead three games to none and are in search of their first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

With a win Wednesday night, the Kings would match the 1988 Edmonton Oilers with a 16-2 run through the playoffs, the best mark in NHL history. So far in the postseason, the Kings have outscored their opponents 49-24.

"It's right there in front of us, but we know there's one more step," team captain Dustin Brown told the Associated Press on Tuesday. "We don't want to trip now."

Kings goalie Jonathan Quick leads the NHL playoffs with a .950 save percentage and a 1.36 goals against average. Quick has saved 70 of 72 shots in the Stanley Cup Final against New Jersey, and could win the Conn Smythe Trophy, awarded to the MVP of the playoffs.

The Kings have killed 64 of 69 power play opportunities in the postseason. The Kings have four chances to get that elusive 16th win. Will they make history tonight?

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2012 Stanley Cup Finals, Kings Vs. Devils Game 4: Game Time, TV Coverage And More

The Los Angeles Kings are a mere one win away from winning their first Stanley Cup, holding a 3-0 lead over the New Jersey Devils in the 2012 Stanley Cup Final. The Kings have a chance on Wednesday to close out the series at home at Staples Center in Los Angeles in Game 4. Here are the relevant details of Wednesday's contest:

Time: 5 p.m. PDT

Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles

TV: NBC Sports Network. The Kings tweeted out late Monday night that the game would be televised on NBC, but later corrected themselves. The game will be on the former Versus channel, but should the series continue past Wednesday each remaining game will be televised on the big network.

Scoring First: In each of the first three games of the series, the Kings have scored first. In Game 1, Colin Fraser scored at 9:56 of the first period, and in Game 2 Drew Doughty lit the lamp at 7:49 of the first period. In Game 3 at home, neither team scored in the first period but the Kings made up for it with a pair of second period goals on their way to a 4-0 triumph.

Game 4 Woes: The Kings are a whopping 15-2 this postseason, but their only two losses have come in Game 4. They lost 3-1 at home to the Vancouver Canucks in the first round on April 18, and they lost 2-0 at home to the Phoenix Coyotes in the NHL Western Conference Finals.

Home vs. Road: The Kings are 5-2 at home this postseason, while the Devils are 6-5 on the road.

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Hockey In Los Angeles: Thoughts On The Kings' Staying Power Beyond June

As the result of a restructured television deal and an influx of cash, the Kings are primed to remain contenders for the foreseeable future.

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Kings Vs. Devils, Stanley Cup Finals 2012 Game 3: L.A. Dominates New Jersey, 4-0

In front of a record-breaking crowd of 18,764 fans, the eighth-seeded Kings continued their magical run in the NHL playoffs on Monday. The Kings are one win away from winning the Stanley Cup after their 4-0 win over the New Jersey Devils in game three at the Staples Center.

New Jersey's defense did not have an answer for the Kings' domination on offense in the second and third periods. At the 15:20 mark in the third period, the Kings' Jeff Carter scored on a power play assisted by Mike Richards and Willie Mitchell. Two minutes later, Justin Williams converted on a 14-foot wristshot assisted by Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar. The Kings defense completed the shut out and held the Devils scoreless for the final 13 minutes after Williams' goal.

Alec Martinez was responsible for the Kings' first score as he broke the scoreless tie in the second period on a rebounded shot off of Devils goalie Martin Brodeur. Anze Kopitar extended the Kings lead to 2-0 with a goal of his own on a snapshot with just under five minutes left in the second period.

The Devils actually finished with a 22-21 shot advantage, but Kings goalie Jonathan Quick refused to let the puck get past him, ending the game with 22 saves.

Game 4 will take place on Wednesday, June 6th at the Staples Center. The game is scheduled to start at 5:00 p.m. and will be televised on NBC.

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Kings Vs. Devils, Stanley Cup Finals 2012 Game 3: L.A. Leads 2-0 After Two Periods

The L.A. Kings are in full control through two periods of play against the New Jersey Devils in game three at the Staples Center.

The Kings broke the scoreless tie five minutes into the second period when Alec Martinez scored after he and Dwight King rebounded several shots off of New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur. It was Martinez's first goal of the postseason, meaning Rob Scuderi and Simon Gagne are the only Kings that have not yet scored for the Kings in the postseason. Martinez' goal came moments after an impressive save by Kings goalie Jonathan Quick.

Anze Kopitar scored the Kings' second goal on a snapshot with 4:53 remaining in the second period, Dustin Brown and Justin Williams were credited with assists on the play.

The Kings defense has held up against New Jersey's power plays; the Devils have not attempted a shot on their six power play opportunities.

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Kings Vs. Devils, Stanley Cup Finals 2012 Game 3 Score: No Score After First Period

The crowd was rocking, but the first 20 minutes produced no goals, as the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils are scoreless after the first period of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final Monday night at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. The Kings lead the best-of-seven series two games to none.

The first period was a defensive battle, with the Kings taking just six shots compared to seven for New Jersey. Both Jonathan Quick and Martin Brodeur saved all shots that came their way.

Mike Richards was called for elbowing at 14:35 of the first period for the first penalty of the game, and the power play opportunity became a 5-on-3 Devils advantage when Jeff Carter was called for high-sticking a minute later. But New Jersey couldn't capitalize, and committed a penalty of their own as Marek Zidlicky tripped Richards. But New Jersey was able to kill that penalty as well.

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Stanley Cup Final, Game 3: Simon Gagne Likely Back In Lineup For Kings

The Los Angeles Kings look to have some extra firepower on offense against the New Jersey Devils in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday night. The Kings will reportedly activate Simon Gagne for Monday's game, per Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times.

The 32-year old left wing hasn't played since suffering a concussion on December 26. Gagne, who is expected to replace Brad Richardson in the lineup per Dillman, had seven goals and 10 assists in 34 games for the Kings this season.

As Travis Hughes at SB Nation noted (in what couldn't possibly construed as a jinx), "Should the Kings win the Cup, Gagne's inclusion in the Game 3 lineup will be enough for him to earn inscription. He hadn't met the criteria -- at least 41 regular season games or one Cup Finals game -- to date."

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Stanley Cup Final: Will Kings Continue Game 3 Success Against Devils?

The Los Angeles Kings look to continue their amazing run through the NHL playoffs, as they return home to host the New Jersey Devils in Game 3 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Kings, as they have in each of their previous three postseason series, lead the best-of-seven series two games to none.

In all four of their postseason series, the Kings have returned to Los Angeles after winning the first two games on the road. In each of the first three rounds, they have won Game 3 at Staples Center for a commanding 3-0 series lead. Here's a look back at the three previous Games 3 for the Kings this season:

First Round, April 15 - Kings 1, Vancounver Canucks 0: Kings goalie Jonathan Quick was on top of his game with 41 saves, one of two shutouts this postseason for Quick. The game was scoreless until the third period, when Dustin Brown lit the lamp with 13:30 remaining to beat the top seed Canucks.

Conference Semifinals, May 3 - Kings 4, St. Louis Blues 2: The Kings again scored first, this time a goal by Justin Williams in the first period. After the No. 2 seed Blues tied the game early in the second period, the Kings scored twice to build a big lead, with goals by Dwight King and Mike Richards.

Conference Finals, May 17 - Kings 2, Phoenix Coyotes 1: This game began a stretch of six playoff games in four days for Staples Center, and the Kings got the weekend off to a good start. Phoenix scored early in the second period, but Anze Kopitar answered less than two minutes later and King scored the game-winner at 1:47 of the third period for a 3-0 lead over the No. 3 seed Coyotes.

Will the Kings continue their run of Game 3 success on Monday night? Tune into NBC Sports Network at 5 p.m. PDT to find out.

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2012 Stanley Cup Finals, Kings Vs. Devils Game 3: Game Time, TV Coverage And More

The Los Angeles Kings return to Staples Center on Monday as the conquering heroes. They have secured two thrilling overtime victories against the New Jersey Devils in the 2012 Stanley Cup final and hold a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

The Kings are two wins away from the first-ever Stanley Cup in franchise history. While a sweep of the formidable Devils is certainly unlikely, the Kings do have a chance to secure the title over the next two games on home ice. It is a thrilling time to be a Kings fan.

Monday's Game 3 begins at 5:00 p.m. PT and will be televised on the NBC Sports Network. You can catch the radio broadcast on 1150 AM.

Here is the complete schedule for the 2012 Stanley Cup final. All games begin at 5:00 p.m. Pacific.

Game 4: Wednesday, June 6 at Staples Center (NBC Sports Network)
Game 5*: Saturday, June 9 at New Jersey (NBC)
Game 6*: Monday, June 11 at Staples Center (NBC)
Game 7*: Wednesday, June 13 at New Jersey (NBC)

* If necessary

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2012 Stanley Cup Finals, Devils Vs. Kings: Fans React To Game 2 Win

The Los Angeles Kings had another thrilling overtime victory on Saturday night as they defeated the New Jersey Devils by a final score of 2-1. The Kings now hold a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup final and are two victories away from securing their first NHL championship in team history.

Niesy at Jewels From the Crown had this to say about the victory:

LA hung on until Ryan Carter tipped Zidlicky's shot from the point early to tie it. The Devils kept pressing, but Jonathan Quick kept his team in it. Thanks to him, the Kings squeaked into overtime despite being out-shot and out-chanced in regulation.

That's when the Kings found an extra gear. In a remarkable turnaround, they out-shot the Devils 11-3 in OT, with scoring chances 6-2 in their favor. It's fitting that the second line--some of the Kings' best forwards all night--got the game winner. Jeff Carter (everyone's favorite frat boy) became the hero, but Richards was one of my stars.

Game 3 will take place on Monday night at the Staples Center.

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Devils Vs. Kings, Stanley Cup Finals 2012 Game 2: L.A. Captures Thrilling 2-1 Overtime Win

The Los Angeles Kings, regardless of what happens over the next two to five games, have officially written their names in the record books. With their 2-1 overtime win against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night in Game 2 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final, the Kings have now won 10 road games in the 2012 playoffs. This ties the all-time NHL record for most road wins in a single postseason. Co-holders of this record include ... the New Jersey Devils.

The Kings continue to be unbeatable on the road, as they have not lost a postseason game away from the Staples Center dating back to last year. With their second overtime win in as many games, the Kings hold a commanding 2-0 lead in the series and are just two wins from securing the first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

Drew Doughty had put the Kings on the board in the first period. They carried that 1-0 lead into the third period, but Ryan Carter tied things up in the final regulation period and the game headed into overtime.

In overtime, the Devils attacked the Kings net ferociously for several minutes, but Jonathan Quick refused to yield. Momentum swung back the other way and the Kings now attacked, getting several terrific looks but unable to find the net. Finally, a deflected shot wound up in back of the net and Jeff Carter came up with it. He skated around traffic and let fly with a backhanded low line drive that sailed right past Martin Brodeur and right into the net for the winning goal.

While the Kings have a big lead and now return home to the Staples Center, this series is far from a foregone conclusion. The team will need to stay alert and on their guard if they hope to reach the promised land of their first-ever championship.

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Devils Vs. Kings, Stanley Cup Finals 2012: Game 2 Heads To Overtime Tied 1-1

The Los Angeles Kings led the New Jersey Devils for two periods on Saturday night in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup FInal, but the home town managed to tie things up early in the third period and for the second time in as many games, the teams are headed to overtime.

Ryan Carter put the puck past Jonathan Quick at just 2:59 of the third period to tie things up for the Devils.

The goal is the fifth of the playoffs for Carter.

The Kings caught a massively lucky break in the final minute of regulation, as a Devils shot during a power play clanged off the crossbar behind Quick and flew away from the net.

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The Kings will need to buckle down if they want to win another overtime game and take a 2-0 lead in the series. If they can pull off the win, they will tie an NHL record for most road wins in a single postseason.

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Devils Vs. Kings, Stanley Cup Finals 2012 Game 2: Kings Still Up 1-0 At Second Intermission

The Los Angeles Kings are hoping to move one game closer to the first Stanley Cup in franchise history on Saturday night as they visit the New Jersey Devils. Through the first two periods of regulation, the Kings hold a 1-0 lead.

Drew Doughty staked the Kings to their lead in the first period on his third goal of the playoffs. The second period saw both teams taking turns pressing the attack, as well as both teams being very effective at the penalty kill.

The Devils have out-shot the Kings so far through the first two periods, but so far Los Angeles goalie Jonathan Quick has been perfect.

The Kings are attempting to tie the all-time record for road wins in a single postseason. If they hold on for the win, this will be their 10th road win in the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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Devils Vs. Kings, Stanley Cup Finals 2012 Game 2: Kings Lead 1-0 After First Period

The Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils are a third of the way through Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday evening. The Kings have jumped out to an early lead as they look to continue their unprecedented streak of winning consecutive playoff games on the road. After the first period, the Kings lead by a score of 1-0.

The Kings ran into some trouble early as they were hit with two cross-checking penalties within the first 10 minutes of the game. However, the Kings continued to excel at the penalty kill, as they denied the Devils even a single shot on goal during the New Jersey power play.

At 7:49, Drew Doughty hit his third goal of the postseason as he deked and placed the puck perfectly past Martin Brodeur to put the Kings on the board.

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2012 Stanley Cup Finals, Devils Vs. Kings Game 2: Game Time, TV Coverage And More

Anze Kopitar powered the Los Angeles Kings to an overtime win against the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday. The victory extended the Kings' NHL record of consecutive playoff wins on the road and puts Los Angeles just three small victories away from claiming the first Stanley Cup in the history of the franchise.

Of course, in the Stanley Cup Final, nothing is a foregone conclusion. The Devils remain a tremendously dangerous team and the Kings will need to stay focused and keep up the attack as they try to go up 2-0 following Saturday's Game 2.

The puck will drop at 5:00 p.m. PT and the game will be televised on NBC. You can catch the radio broadcast on 1150 AM.

Here is the complete schedule for the 2012 Stanley Cup final. All games begin at 5:00 p.m. Pacific.

Game 2: Saturday, June 2 at New Jersey (NBC)
Game 3: Monday, June 4 at Staples Center (NBC Sports Network)
Game 4: Wednesday, June 6 at Staples Center (NBC Sports Network)
Game 5*: Saturday, June 9 at New Jersey (NBC)
Game 6*: Monday, June 11 at Staples Center (NBC)
Game 7*: Wednesday, June 13 at New Jersey (NBC)

*If neccesary

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Devils Vs. Kings, Stanley Cup Finals 2012 Game 1: King Defeat Devils 2-1 In Overtime

The Los Angeles Kings prevailed 2-1 in overtime against the New Jersey Devils, continuing their dominance on the road in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The game one victory was clinched by a one on one goal by Anze Kopitar in the first overtime period, sending home the Devils fans in agony. The Kings extend their road winning streak to 9 games in the playoffs.

Anze Kopitar's seventh playoff goal came in a breakaway, one on one situation. Justin Williams attracted two Devil defenders, and was able to find a trailing Kopitar all alone. Kopitar controlled the puck and skated past Martin Brodeur to flip it in from four yards away.

This was the sixth Stanley Cup game in Kings franchise history, and the fourth to go to overtime. It was the first overtime Stanley Cup game ever won by the Kings.

The opening goal for the Kings came on a play against the glass. Jordan Nolan was responsible for the boards check behind the net, then got the loose puck to Colin Fraser. Fraser's low wrist shot just slid past Brodeur.

The Devils were able to draw even late in the second period, when Anton Volchenkov shot from 55 feet out. The puck was saved by Quick, but the rebound bounced high in the air. The puck hit a Kings defender, and Patrik Elias, before sneaking in behind Quick.

That's how things finished in regular time, though there was a scare in the third period. An apparent New Jersey goal was declared no good on the ice, and replay confirmed that it was pushed in by the hand of Zach Parise.

The Kings are now 13-2 in the playoffs, to go with their 9-0 road record. Game two is set for Saturday at 5:00 pm PDT on NBC.

For more recap of this one, check out Jewels From the Crown.

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Devils Vs. Kings, Stanley Cup Finals 2012 Game 1: Devils Draw Level, 1-1

The New Jersey Devils were able to get one back against the Los Angeles Kings in the second period, pulling things level in the first game of the Stanley Cup Finals in New Jersey. With just over a minute left in the second period, New Jersey was able to get the equalizing goal off a rebound deflection. The next twenty minutes of hockey will be the most trying the Kings franchise has faced in almost twenty years.

Anton Volchenkov took the shot that got things going for New Jersey. His wrist shot from 55 feet out was stick saved by Jonathan Quick and up into the air. It bounced off the back of a Kings defender, and then off the shoulder/arm area of Patrik Elias and slowly into the net. Volchenkov gets credit for the goal, which in soccer may have been called an own goal. Elias as well as David Clarkson were given assists.

The crowd in New Jersey was on their feet over the goal, as their Devils snuck one in and the end of a period dominated by the Kings. The Kings will have to make a push for a late go ahead goal to pull out game one on the road.

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Devils Vs. Kings, Stanley Cup Finals 2012 Game 1: Kings Lead 1-0

The Los Angeles Kings are up 1-0 on the New Jersey Devils after one period of the first game in the Stanley Cup Finals in New Jersey. The goal came midway through the first period, though it's been an evenly matched game so far. The Kings hope to hold on and continue their road unbeaten streak in the playoffs.

The Kings' goal came ten minutes into the period, when Jordan Nolan smashed Andy Greene against the boards behind the net. Nolan scooped up the resulting loose puck and passed it in front of goal to Colin Fraser who scored low from sixteen feet out.

The game has been even so far, with both teams taking a while to get their first shot on goal but finishing with five a piece. They're also even with 15 hits a piece. the big advantage for the Kings has been face-offs where they are 12-5 in their favor.

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Kings vs. Devils, Stanley Cup Finals: Start Time, TV Schedule And More

The Los Angeles Kings have been anxiously awaiting the start of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals, their first appearance in 19 years. On Wednesday night from New Jersey they will square off against the Devils in a best-of-seven series for the most famous trophy in sports.

The Kings have been incredibly hot in recent weeks, losing just two games in the playoffs thus far. After needing seven games to defeat the Panthers in the first round, the Devils knocked off the Flyers in five and the top-seeded Rangers in six games.

Here is a complete rundown of what you'll need to check out the game on Wednesday night.

Start Time: Game one of the Stanley Cup finals is scheduled for 8 p.m. EDT, which is 5 p.m. in Los Angeles.

TV Coverage: NBC will have the live telecast of the action, with both pre-game and post-game reaction coming as well.

Radio: Those in the L.A. area can hear the game on KTLK-AM 1150. Check out this list for what station the game will be on in your area.

Team Sites: Kings fans should check out Jewels From The Crown. Devils fans can visit In Lou We Trust for their coverage.

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Stanley Cup Final Schedule 2012: Kings Will Go For The Cup Against The Devils

After a Game 6 victory on Friday night, the New Jersey Devils will be headed to the 2012 Stanley Cup final. The Los Angeles Kings now know their opponents and will be playing for their first-ever championship and the opportunity to hoist Lord Stanley's cup.

The Kings will open the series on the road, but that shouldn't fluster the Kings any: in every series this postseason, they have opened the series on the road. They have yet to lose an away game in the playoffs. Will this team end up being the team of destiny that finally brings the Stanley Cup to California?

Here is the complete schedule for the 2012 Stanley Cup final. All games begin at 5:00 p.m. Pacific.

Game 1: Wednesday, May 30 at New Jersey (NBC)
Game 2: Saturday, June 2 at New Jersey (NBC)
Game 3: Monday, June 4 at Staples Center (NBC Sports Network)
Game 4: Wednesday, June 6 at Staples Center (NBC Sports Network)
Game 5*: Saturday, June 9 at New Jersey (NBC)
Game 6*: Monday, June 11 at Staples Center (NBC)
Game 7*: Wednesday, June 13 at New Jersey (NBC)

*If neccesary

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Stanley Cup Finals 2012: Devils To Face Kings Following Victory Over Rangers

The Los Angeles Kings will face the New Jersey Devils next week for the Stanley Cup Finals. The Devils held a 3-2 series lead over the Rangers on Friday night, and the club clinched a trip to the league championship with an overtime goal from Adam Henrique just 1:03 into the period.

The Devils took an early 2-0 lead in the first period, but a resilient Rangers team battled back for two goals of their own in the second. The two teams battled back and forth in the third period, but neither could light the lamp in the final 20 minutes of play.

Following a wild and hectic meeting in front of the net it was Henrique who found himself in the right place at the right time. The puck squibbed away from Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist in the crease and found Henrique's stick, who pushed the puck into the back of the net for the 3-2 victory.

A wild crowd erupted in New Jersey, and they cheered, "We want the cup!" as the team took center ice to celebrate along with them.

The Kings and Devils will first meet in the Stanley Cup Finals beginning Wednesday night.

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2012 NHL Eastern Conference Finals, Rangers Vs. Devils Game 5:

Ryan Carter's goal with 4:26 remaining led the New Jersey Devils to a 5-3 road victory over the New York Rangers in Game 5 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Devilslead the best-of-seven series three games to two, with the Los Angeles Kings waiting to face the winner of the series in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Zach Parise added an empty net goal in the final minute for the Devils to provide the final margin.

The Devils looked like they were going to run away with Game 5 early, scoring three goals in the first 10 minutes of the first period. Stephen Gionta, Patrik Elias, and Travis Zajac all scored against Henrik Lundqvist in the first period to give New Jersey a 3-0 lead.

But the Rangers methodically got back into the game. Brandon Prust scored his first goal of the postseason at 15:43 of the first period to cut the lead to 3-1, then New York added a pair of early goals in the next two periods to tie the score. Ryan Callahan scored 17 seconds into the second period, then Marian Gaborik scored for the Rangers 32 seconds into the third period to tie the score at 3-3.

Martin Brodeur saved 25 of 28 shots for New Jersey, while Lundqvist saved 12 of 16 for the Rangers in defeat.

Game 6 is Friday night in New Jersey.

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Stanley Cup Finals Schedule: Los Angeles Kings Open On Road May 30

The Los Angeles Kings continued their magical run through the NHL playoffs on Tuesday night with a 4-3 overtime win over the Phoenix Coyotes in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals. The Kings advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals for the second time in franchise history, and the first time since 1993.

The Kings don't yet know their opponent, as the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils are tied 2-2 in the Eastern Conference Finals. But the Kings do know they will open on the road on Wednesday, May 30. Here is the full schedule with the Stanley Cup Finals, with all games starting at 5 p.m. PDT.

  • Game 1: Wednesday, May 30 at Eastern Conference Champion (NBC)
  • Game 2: Saturday, June 2 at Eastern Conference Champion (NBC)
  • Game 3: Monday, June 4 at Staples Center (NBC Sports Network)
  • Game 4: Wednesday, June 6 at Staples Center (NBC Sports Network)
  • Game 5*: Saturday, June 9 at Eastern Conference Champion (NBC)
  • Game 6*: Monday, June 11 at Staples Center (NBC)
  • Game 7*: Wednesday, June 13 at Eastern Conference Champion (NBC)

*If neccesary

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