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Kings of the NHL: LA routs New Jersey to win the Cup

11:07 PM, Jun 11, 2012   |    comments
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Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - The City of Angels has a new star in town.

Thanks to a goal and two assists from Dustin Brown, two goals each from Trevor Lewis and Jeff Carter and 17 saves from Conn Smythe winner Jonathan Quick, the Los Angeles Kings took a 6-1 win over the New Jersey Devils in Game 6 on Monday to win the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history.

The Kings had held a 3-0 lead in this series after a pair of wins in New Jersey then one at home, but the Devils had won Games 4 and 5 to force a Game 6. It was the first time since 1945 in which a team that was down 3-0 in the finals made it to a sixth game.

There would be no seventh game, though, as eighth-seeded Los Angeles scored three times in the first period thanks to a major penalty from New Jersey to take command of the game and Quick took it from there.

The Kings are the first eighth-seeded team in NHL history to hoist the Cup.

 

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