Crowning the Kings
The NHL season came to an end last week when the Los Angeles Kings captured the Stanley Cup. The Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils four games to two, to claim the trophy for the first time in the franchise’s 45 year history.
In the playoffs, the Kings went 16-4, running through the competition to hoist the holy grail of hockey. Before being awarded the Cup, the Conn Smythe Trophy for Most Valuable Player was given to Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick. Afterwards the Stanley Cup was presented to the LA captain, Dustin Brown, who became just the second American-born captain to raise the Cup.
What a run it was for the Los Angeles Kings! Now the team takes a break before the Stanley Cup begins its travels to the players. It is tradition for the Cup to spend time with each of the team members, often in their respective hometowns. If you are lucky enough to live nearby, you’ll probably see a parade when the Cup comes to visit this summer!
Tomorrow night the NHL Awards will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network beginning at 7 p.m. ET from Las Vegas. Check back next week for a recap of the awards!