Better late than never.
On Monday night, after a strenuous and difficult 45-year wait, Los Angeles hockey fans finally had a reason to rejoice. Tinseltown’s newest favorite sports team, the Kings, beat the New Jersey Devils 6-1 in Game 6 of the NHL finals.
With the victory, L.A. simultaneously became the first eighth seed to win a title and also broke what felt like the worst curse ever for folks who had waited nearly half a century to see a Kings player raise the Stanley Cup.
In the end, this team won their last game of the postseason much in the same fashion as they had won all the prior ones. Team captain, Dustin Brown, had a goal and two assists for the home team; Jeff Carter and Trevor Lewis pitched in two goals apiece, as well. The playoff MVP, Jonathan quick, made 17 clutch saves in the winning effort.
And it all culminated in this:
Via the always amazing @cjzero: