Yes that right the Kings were victorious!!!
For all of you who don’t know what the Stanley Cup is read the following.
The Stanley Cup (French: La Coupe Stanley) is the championship trophy awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoff winner after the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals. Originally commissioned in 1892 as the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup, the trophy is named for Lord Stanley of Preston, then–Governor General of Canada, who awarded it to Canada’s top-ranking amateur ice hockey club, which the entire Stanley family supported, with the sons and daughters playing and promoting the game. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Oh my god neither Christopher or myself have ever been on the edges of our seats as during this.
Game one of the play offs in the west the Kings played the San Jose Sharks.
Unfortunately we lost the first 3 games needless to say I was upset then game 4 came about and WE WON!!!
Not just 1 game but the next 4 games which meant we were through to the next round against the Anaheim Ducks.
The first game came but ARRRGGGGHHH the channel on the cable had frozen and we couldn’t watch it. But yay!! We won!!!!! 3-2.
With this we won the first 2 games and this had the happy feeling was starting.
But then we lost the next 3 games, with that the panic set in.
The next game was full of worry if they were won we go out but if we win we’re still in with a chance. But woo hop we WON!!!
Then came the nail biter game 7. I was scared. But we WON 6-2.
The next round came again at the Chicago Blackhawks who were last year’s Stanley Cup champions, we so had to take them down.
Game 1 came and unfortunately we lost it :-(
But we won the next 3 games which brought the happy feeling back.
Unfortunately we then lost three next 2 games.
The 7th game came around, so it was fingers crossed and all of the other good luck mumbo jumbo. Then it all worked we WON!!!!! We were through to the Stanley Cup final. Oh my god that still gets me excited.
But through the 3 knockout rounds we always went to the 7th game, away from home and won. I think that says it all.
The Stanley Cup felt like it took so long to get here but no it wasn’t.
Anyway I’ll get back to the story.
The first game came and so the nerves started. However we WON!!
Game 2 & 3 we also won. We nearly had the cup.
But then game 4 happened and we lost :-(
Then game 5 came around I was shaking I was that nervous it got to the end of the 3rd period and it was all drawn 2-2. So the overtime (OT) starts. The first period of over time 20 minutes was nail biting enough that I thought if this carries on I’ll have bitten all the way to my elbows. After 20 minutes there was no more score than before.
2nd OT started my first thought was “wow you already played an hour how much longer can you go for”
The it came 15 minutes after the start of 2OT Alec Martinez scored we won the Stanley Cup!!!!
You can watch Martinez celebrate below its too cute.
The team were very happy to say the least.
Derek Sutter the coach at the end of the game.
This is the team on the ice with cup.
Then on Monday June 16 there was a parade of the Kings and the Cup towards the Staples centre.
The lovely Christopher modeling our kings T-shirt it may look as though it was very quiet there but this was like 3 hours before it started.
There was roughly 300,000 people in downtown LA just to see the parade.
A lot of us.
This was the route of it.
Of course the Goodyear blimp was there and Lots of us there.
Then the double decker buses started coming down the street.
This is the ice crew.
Can you spot us??
Yep that’s us!!! We were so close.
The kings after the celebrations.
And at the Dodgers stadium.
Overall a great journey and celebration.