The Los Angeles Kings

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Champions At Last The Los Angeles Kings had the greatest Stanley Cup Championship run in the history of the National Hockey League. During the 2011-2012 season the Los Angeles Kings were an up and coming team with bright and young athletes. Anemic scoring and inconsistent play lead to the mid-season firing of Head Coach Terry Murray and the hiring of Darryl Sutter. Under the coaching of the brash personality of Darryl Sutter the Kings played a gritty and overpowering game; the playoff push was ignited. The Kings finished the regular season as the eighth and final seed in the Western Conference and finished the post-season as Stanley Cup Champions for the first time in franchise history. The Kings had a star-studded roster with high scoring…show more content…
They faced the number one team in the league in the first round of the playoffs the Vancouver Canucks. With doubters all around them The Kings dominated and defeated the Canucks in five games and advanced to the next round of the playoffs. On the road again, the Kings headed into St. Louis to face the Blues. This series was considered to be very even as the two teams played a very similar game. That changed very quickly as the Kings swept the series in four games and again moved on to the next round. This time it was the Western Conference Finals, only they’re second appearance in franchise history. The Kings faced a familiar rival in the Phoenix Coyotes. A rivalry brewed by hard hitting and constant battles every time they met. It took five games and some very opportune goals but the Kings pulled out a win. They now headed to the big stage to face the New Jersey Devils in the Stanley Cup Finals. The Devils were an offensive juggernaut that had big time scorers and a future Hall of Fame goalie. After six games the Los Angeles Kings won their first Stanley Cup Championship in franchise history and became the only eighth seed to ever win the cup. The Los Angeles Kings weren’t in the conversation at all in the beginning of the season to become champions. Their head coach was fired; they couldn’t score enough goals, and played inconsistently. But no matter how much adversity they faced the Kings never gave up. They went into the playoffs as underdogs and came out on top as Stanley Cup Champions for the first time in franchise

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