In a city with numerous other distractions and glitzy teams, a team whose fan base is small but passionate were finally rewarded. Well, again. They barely snuck into the playoffs, and once they were officially in they were up against the top team through the regular season in the very first round. But they showed how good they could be. This was a team that failed to come together through the majority of the regular season and was floundering. But they got hot at the right time and the big names they had came through, topping off their season with a championship.
Kopitar Beckham Carter Keane Brown Donovan Doughty Gonzalez Quick Saunders Richards uhhhhhh, Juninho?
The Kings beat the Avalanche 3-1* (just like how the Galaxy beat Houston!) and now are ahead of Detroit, St. Louis, and Anaheim! Hooray? Thomas Hickey scored for the Kings, which is already all sorts of confusing. Evgeni Nabokov also leads the league with save percentage and seven(!) shutouts. Did I mention the Islanders are in first? This fake universe must also be ran by President Perot. Charts for everyone! Dean Lombardi will be so happy.
*ESPN said it so it must be true.