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LA Kings beat Devils 6-1, claim 1st Stanley Cup

Published June 11, 2012 10:43 pm

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LOS ANGELES • The Los Angeles Kings have won their first NHL championship, beating the New Jersey Devils 6-1 Monday night in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals.

Jeff Carter and Trevor Lewis scored two goals apiece, and Jonathan Quick made 17 saves in his latest stellar performance for the Kings, the first eighth-seeded playoff team to win the Stanley Cup.

Captain Dustin Brown had a goal and two assists as Los Angeles ended its dominant two-month playoff run in front of frenzied fans who had waited 45 years for their first look at the Stanley Cup since the Kings' expansion birth in 1967.

With three first-period power-play goals after New Jersey's Steve Bernier was ejected for boarding Rob Scuderi, the Kings finished ferociously after taking a 3-0 series lead and then losing two potential clinching games last week.

Martin Brodeur stopped 19 shots for the Eastern Conference champion Devils, just the third team to force a Game 6 in the finals after falling into an 0-3 hole. —

Stanley Cup Champions

2012—Los Angeles Kings def. New Jersey Devils, 4-2

2011—Boston Bruins def. Vancouver Canucks, 4-3

2010—Chicago Blackhawks def. Philadelphia Flyers, 4-2

2009—Pittsburgh Penguins def. Detroit Red Wings, 4-3

2008—Detroit Red Wings def. Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-2

2007—Anaheim Ducks def. Ottawa Senators, 4-1

2006—Carolina Hurricanes def. Edmonton Oilers, 4-3

2005—Lockout

2004—Tampa Bay Lightning def. Calgary Flames, 4-3

2003—New Jersey Devils def. Anaheim Mighty Ducks, 4-3

2002—Detroit Red Wings def. Carolina Hurricanes, 4-1

2001—Colorado Avalanche def. New Jersey Devils, 4-3

2000—New Jersey Devils def. Dallas Stars, 4-2

1999—Dallas Stars def. Buffalo Sabres, 4-2

1998—Detroit Red Wings def. Washington Capitals, 4-0

1997—Detroit Red Wings def. Philadelphia Flyers, 4-0

1996—Colorado Avalanche def. Florida Panthers, 4-0

1995—New Jersey Devils def. Detroit Red Wings, 4-0

1994—New York Rangers def. Vancouver Canucks, 4-3

1993—Montreal Canadiens def. Los Angeles Kings, 4-1

1992—Pittsburgh Penguins def. Chicago Blackhawks, 4-0

1991—Pittsburgh Penguins def. Minnesota North Stars, 4-2

1990—Edmonton Oilers def. Boston Bruins, 4-1

1989—Calgary Flames def. Montreal Canadiens, 4-2

1988—Edmonton Oilers def. Boston Bruins, 4-1

1987—Edmonton Oilers def. Philadelphia Flyers, 4-3

1986—Montreal Canadiens def. Calgary Flames, 4-1

1985—Edmonton Oilers def. Philadelphia Flyers, 4-1

1984—Edmonton Oilers def. New York Islanders, 4-1

1983—New York Islanders def. Edmonton Oilers, 4-0

1982—New York Islanders def. Vancouver Canucks, 4-0

1981—New York Islanders def. Minnesota North Stars, 4-1

1980—New York Islanders def. Philadelphia Flyers, 4-2

1979—Montreal Canadiens def. New York Rangers, 4-1

1978—Montreal Canadiens def. Boston Bruins, 4-2

1977—Montreal Canadiens def. Boston Bruins, 4-0

1976—Montreal Canadiens def. Philadelphia Flyers, 4-0

1975—Philadelphia Flyers def. Buffalo Sabres, 4-2

1974—Philadelphia Flyers def. Boston Bruins, 4-2

1973—Montreal Canadiens def. Chicago Black Hawks, 4-2

1972—Boston Bruins def. New York Rangers, 4-2

1971—Montreal Canadiens def. Chicago Black Hawks, 4-3

1970—Boston Bruins def. St. Louis Blues, 4-0

1969—Montreal Canadiens def. St. Louis Blues, 4-0

1968—Montreal Canadiens def. St. Louis Blues, 4-0

1967—Toronto Maple Leafs def. Montreal Canadiens, 4-2

1966—Montreal Canadiens def. Detroit Red Wings, 4-2

1965—Montreal Canadiens def. Chicago Black Hawks, 4-3

1964—Toronto Maple Leafs def. Detroit Red Wings, 4-3

1963—Toronto Maple Leafs def. Detroit Red Wings, 4-1

1962—Toronto Maple Leafs def. Chicago Black Hawks, 4-2

1961—Chicago Black Hawks def. Detroit Red Wings, 4-2

1960—Montreal Canadiens def. Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-0

1959—Montreal Canadiens def. Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-1

1958—Montreal Canadiens def. Boston Bruins, 4-2

1957—Montreal Canadiens def. Boston Bruins, 4-1

1956—Montreal Canadiens def. Detroit Red Wings, 4-1

1955—Detroit Red Wings def. Montreal Canadiens, 4-3

1954—Detroit Red Wings def. Montreal Canadiens, 4-3

1953—Montreal Canadiens def. Boston Bruins, 4-1

1952—Detroit Red Wings def. Montreal Canadiens, 4-0

1951—Toronto Maple Leafs def. Montreal Canadiens, 4-1

1950—Detroit Red Wings def. New York Rangers, 4-3

1949—Toronto Maple Leafs def. Detroit Red Wings, 4-0

1948—Toronto Maple Leafs def. Detroit Red Wings, 4-0

1947—Toronto Maple Leafs def. Montreal Canadiens, 4-2

1946—Montreal Canadiens def. Boston Bruins, 4-1

1945—Toronto Maple Leafs def. Detroit Red Wings, 4-3

1944—Montreal Canadiens def. Chicago Black Hawks, 4-0

1943—Detroit Red Wings def. Boston Bruins, 4-0

1942—Toronto Maple Leafs def. Detroit Red Wings, 4-3

1941—Boston Bruins def. Detroit Red Wings, 4-0

1940—New York Rangers def. Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-2

1939—Boston Bruins def. Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-1

1938—Chicago Black Hawks def. Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-1

1937—Detroit Red Wings def. New York Rangers, 3-2

1936—Detroit Red Wings def. Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-1

1935—Montreal Maroons def. Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-0

1934—Chicago Black Hawks def. Detroit Red Wings, 3-1

1933—New York Rangers def. Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-1

1932—Toronto Maple Leafs def. New York Rangers, 3-0

1931—Montreal Canadiens def. Chicago Black Hawks, 3-2

1930—Montreal Canadiens def. Boston Bruins, 2-0

1929—Boston Bruins def. New York Rangers, 2-0

1928—New York Rangers def. Montreal Maroons, 3-2

1927—Ottawa Senators def. Boston Bruins, 2-1-1

1926—Montreal Maroons def. Victoria Cougars, 3-1

1925—Victoria Cougars def. Montreal Canadiens, 3-2

1924—Montreal Canadiens def. Vancouver Maroons, 3-2

1923—Ottawa Senators def. Vancouver Maroons, 3-1

1922—Toronto St. Patricks def Vancouver Millionaires, 3-2

1921—Ottawa Senators def. Vancouver Millionaires, 3-2

1920—Ottawa Senators def. Seattle Metropolitans, 3-2

1919—No decision, flu epidemic

1918—Toronto Arenas def. Vancouver Millionaires, 3-2

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