L.A. Kings Beat the New York Rangers to Win the Stanley Cup
It was a night of celebration for Kings fans as they won Game 5 in Los Angeles on Friday to complete a 4-1 series domination of the Rangers.
The Los Angeles Kings completed their dominance over the New York Rangers on Friday with a 3-2 victory to win the Stanley Cup in double overtime.
Friday's result marks the second time in three years that the Kings have won the NHL championship, after beating the New Jersey Devils in 2012's Stanley Cup Final. Alec Martinez scored the winning goal. Jarret Stoll said the first thing he wanted to do was "shower and shave" as he celebrated on the ice with his family and girlfriend Erin Andrews.
As with the previous games during the East Coast-West Coast rivalry, the Staples Center was packed with famous faces including Joshua Jackson, Channing Tatum, Eric Stonestreet, Chloe Grace Moretz, Matthew Perry, Jim Carrey, Jason Bateman and Chris Pine.
Police were out in force near the game and reported fans were peaceful. However, police did arrest two men outside of L.A. Live near Wolfgang Puck's for allegedly getting in a scuffle. Police say one of the men shoved an officer, the L.A. Times reported. The Los Angeles Police Department had earlier advised fans who didn't have a ticket to stay away from the area to avoid congestion or unrest.
There will be a victory parade downtown Monday at 12 p.m. beginning at Figueroa and Fifth streets. It will conclude at Staples Center between 12:30-12:45 p.m.
Some notable Kings fans took to twitter to celebrate. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti was particularly excited -- as the Kings' win means New York Mayor Bill de Blasio will have to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to sing Randy Newman's "I Love L.A.," per a bet between the mayors. Garcetti had pledged to sing Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" had the Rangers won.
Kings!— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) June 14, 2014
LA KINGS ....well played !!!!!— Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real) June 14, 2014
Start spreading the news...LA has just won! #gokingsgo— Eric Garcetti (@ericgarcetti) June 14, 2014
What a pleasure watching this Kings team in the playoffs, they deserve every bit of that Cup! Told you, this is So. California's team...— mark mcgrath (@mark_mcgrath) June 14, 2014
WE DID IT http://t.co/wjY8yNfAgJ— Chloë Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) June 14, 2014
Every King needs his chalice... welcome home #StanleyCup!!— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) June 14, 2014
32 Quick - unbelievable goalie. Congrats Kings. Well deserved. @NYRangers did NOT make it easy though. Great game.— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) June 14, 2014