Lord Stanley's trophy is back in the US for a couple days before heading to Canada for more parties. If you want to find out the schedule through Saturday, click here.
LA Kings Insider
PLAYER EVALUATION: WILLIAMS Clutchy McClutcherson came up big in the playoffs, but how was he during the regular season? (Spoiler alert: He was fine).
MONARCHS INTRODUCE STOTHERS, UNVEIL NEW JERSEYS I posted this yesterday but I'm going to post it again today. The new jerseys are ugly and devoid of color (so no, I don't like them, personally) to match the big club's uniforms. Bring back the purple and make it sparkly, please.
Playoff Moments: #12 Zero's The majesty of #32 on his game, blanking the New York Rangers.
Playoff Moments: #11 Reality Check A pair of rookie goaltenders were no match for the mental fortitude of the Kings.
John Stevens and family in Sea Isle, New Jersey #StanleyCup @LAKingsPR @NHL @HockeyHallFame pic.twitter.com/5C1tK6f5lW— Philip Pritchard (@keeperofthecup) July 17, 2014
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