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LA Kings win Stanley Cup over New Jersey Devils

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LA Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick celebrates against the New Jersey Devils in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals at Staples Center in Los Angeles on June 11, 2012.

Credit:

Harry How

The LA Kings won the Stanley Cup after a 6-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night at Staples Center.

It was as convincing as it was surprising for the Kings, who squeezed into the final playoff spot, then upset the first-place Vancouver Canucks in the first round before dispatching St. Louis, Phoenix and, finally, New Jersey.

“It’s pretty amazing,” forward Jeff Richards said after the game. “You don’t know how you’re going to feel until you actually do it.”
 

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 11: Fans celebrate a goal scored by the Los Angeles Kings during Game 6 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. A win in Game 6 against the New Jersey Devils would lead the Los Angeles Kings to their first championship in franchise history. (Photo by Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images)

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    Jonathan Gibby

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 11: Rob Scuderi #7 of the Los Angeles Kings lays on the ice after being boarded by Steve Bernier #18 of the New Jersey Devils (not in photo) in 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)

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    Christian Petersen

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 11: An ice girl scrapes the ice clean of blood in the first period of Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final between the New Jersey Devils and the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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    Harry How

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 11: Captain Dustin Brown #23, Assistant Captain Anze Kopitar #11 and other members of the Los Angeles Kings surround the Stanley Cup during a group photo after the Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils 6-1 to win the Stanley Cup in Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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    Bruce Bennett

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 11: Captain Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings hands the Stanley Cup to team owner Philip Anschutz after the Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils 6-1 to win the Stanley Cup in Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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    Bruce Bennett

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 11: Head Coach Darryl Sutter of the Los Angeles Kings holds up the Stanley Cup after the Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils 6-1 to win the Stanley Cup in Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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    Harry How

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 11: Goaltender Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings holds the Conne Smythe Trophy for the Most Valuable Player in the NHL Playoffs after the Los Angeles Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils 6-1 in Game Six to win the series 4-2 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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    Bruce Bennett