After two setbacks in a row, the Los Angeles Kings looked vulnerable for the first time in the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs. But after throttling the New Jersey Devils 6-1 in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals, the Kings have won the Stanley Cup for the first time, and did it while looking invincible.
L.A. ran up a 4-0 lead in the first 22 minutes of play, absorbed a brief New Jersey charge, and then added two more goals in the third period — Trevor Lewis' second on the night came on an empty net, but Matt Greene's came afterward, and was the fifth to elude Martin Brodeur — for good measure.
The Kings outshot the Devils 25-18 on the evening, and scored the most lopsided triumph in the last game of a Stanley Cup Finals since an 8-0 win by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991.
Los Angeles also became the first No. 8 seed to win the Stanley Cup since the NHL began seeding by conference in 1994, and tallied an amazing 16-4 record en route to it.
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