15 Facts You Didn’t Know About the L.A. Kings Postseason [PHOTO]
Go Kings Go! Go Kings Go!
These are the words Los Angeles Kings fans continued to chant Monday night after the team pulled out an impressive win against the New Jersey Devils making them National Champions for the very first time in team history.
As the team and city continue to celebrate, here are 15 tidbits you may not have known about relating to the King’s memorable postseason.
1. The Kings were unstoppable in postseason winning 16 of their 20 playoff games.
2. During Game 3, Kings fans poked fun at the Devils by bringing giant-size “Jersey Shore” cast members’ heads. Thank you Jersey for bringing us Snooki.
3. After the big win, Kings’ Captain Dustin Brown was so excited and in the moment that he cursed on live TV during a national postgame interview.
4. Six fans celebrating were arrested outside the Staples Center Monday night.
5. LAPD fired rubber bullets at a group of fans trying to rock a bus Monday night.
6. The 2012 Stanley Cup Parade kicks off at 12 noon Thursday along 5th Street and Figueroa Street in Downtown Los Angeles. The players will ride on two-story buses.
7. After the Parade, the Staples Center will host a Kings rally scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Tickets are free but must be reserved through Ticketmaster beginning at 6 p.m. today.
8. David Beckham, Maria Shriver, Matthew Perry, Alexander Skarsgard, Will Arnett, Alyssa Milano, Zac Efron, Will Farrell, Ellen Page, Vince Vaughn, Steve Carell, and James Gandolfini were just some of the big names in attendance for the finals.
9. Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick stopped 125 of 132 shots against him in the final six games. We’d say he is well deserving of the MVP title.
10. The last parade Los Angeles hosted was for the Lakers’ 2010 championship win.
11. 1 in every 4 Los Angeles residents who own a TV watched the Kings game Monday.
12. Believe it or not, more Americans watched Gordon Ramsey and his reality show Monday night on FOX than the Stanley Cup on NBC.
13. Fans cheered at Dodger Stadium when the final moments of the Hockey game were shown on the big screen during the baseball game.
14. Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar, and Jeff Carter scored the most goals during the playoff season with 8 goals each.
15. The Kings eliminated the number 1, 2, and 3 seeds in the West before beating the Devils in the finals. It’s an impressive feat for a team not favored to go very far in the postseason.