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Kings rule! LA powers way to first Stanley Cup

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Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown kisses the Stanley Cup after the Kings beat the New Jersey Devils on Monday night.

AP reports: The Los Angeles Kings' 45-year Stanley Cup quest ended in a triumphant flourish of blood, sweat and power-play goals. After missing two chances to claim the title last week, the long-suffering Kings are NHL champions for the first time.

Jeff Carter and Trevor Lewis scored two goals apiece, playoff MVP Jonathan Quick made 17 saves in his latest stellar performance, and the Kings beat the New Jersey Devils 6-1 Monday night in Game 6 of the finals, becoming the first eighth-seeded playoff team to win the league title.  Continue reading the full story.


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