LA Kings Beat Devils 6-1, Claim 1st Stanley Cup After 45 Years

By on Jun 12, 2012 in Ice Hockey, Sports, United States Comments

The Los Angeles Kings beat the New Jersey Devils in the Stanley Cup Finals on Monday, June 11, 2012 to claim their first championship in its 45 years of existence.

According to reports from different sports news sites, the Kings won Game 6 at the Staples Center with a score of 6-1. During the game, Trevor Lewis and Jeff Carter scored 2 goals apiece. Meanwhile, Jonathan Quick made 17 saves.

LA Kings Dustin Brown Raises Stanley Cup

Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown
hoists the Stanley Cup

Credit: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

“Every single guy worked so hard for us this season. Everyone deserves this. We got used to each other, we developed a chemistry, and we just went sailing from there.,” defenseman Drew Doughty was quoted as saying in the reports.

“We never lost our confidence. We had to take it on the chin to keep moving, losing two, and we looked at it as, ‘Hey, we still have to win one game to win a championship. And we have two chances.’ Finally, we were able to do it at home,” Jonathan Quick reportedly said.

“This is unreal. Every single emotion in me is coming out. The biggest thing has been the belief inside the locker room. We had 25 guys believing in one thing. I can’t be more proud of the guys,” Kings’ forward Anze Kopitar said.

Reports said that the Kings is the first team to win the Stanley Cup on their home ice since the Anaheim Ducks did it 5 years ago.

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