Los Angeles Kings: Road to the 2012 Stanley Cup Final

The Los Angeles Kings' run through the 2012 NHL playoffs.

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GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 13: Dwight King #74 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates after scoring in the second period as Gilbert Brule #8 and goaltender Mike Smith #41 of the Phoenix Coyotes look on in Game One of the Western Conference Finals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on May 13, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Game 5 vs. Phoenix, May 22, 2012 (Kings 4, Coyotes 3): Mike Richards #10 of the Los Angeles Kings scores a second period goal past goaltender Mike Smith #41 of the Phoenix Coyotes in Game Five of the Western Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on May 22, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Game 5 vs. Phoenix, May 22, 2012 (Kings 4, Coyotes 3): A Los Angeles Kings fan holds up a sign in the second period in Game Five of the Western Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on May 22, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Game 5 vs. Phoenix, May 22, 2012 (Kings 4, Coyotes 3): Keith Yandle #3 of the Phoenix Coyotes scores past goaltender Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings in the second period of Game Five of the Western Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on May 22, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Game 5 vs. Phoenix, May 22, 2012 (Kings 4, Coyotes 3): Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings checks Michal Rozsival #32 of the Phoenix Coyotes in the second period in Game Five of the Western Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on May 22, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Game 5 vs. Phoenix, May 22, 2012 (Kings 4, Coyotes 3):Keith Yandle #3 of the Phoenix Coyotes celebrates his second period goal with teammates Daymond Langkow #22 and Taylor Pyatt #14 past goaltender Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings in Game Five of the Western Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on May 22, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Game 5 vs. Phoenix, May 22, 2012 (Kings 4, Coyotes 3): Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings moves the puck in front of Derek Morris #53 of the Phoenix Coyotes in the second period in Game Five of the Western Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on May 22, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 22: Keith Yandle #3 of the Phoenix Coyotes celebrates his second period goal with teammates Daymond Langkow #22 and Taylor Pyatt #14 past goaltender Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings in Game Five of the Western Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on May 22, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Game 3, May 17 (Kings 2, Coyotes 1): Dwight King #74 of the Los Angeles Kings is knocked back by Derek Morris #53 of the Phoenix Coyotes in the second period in Game 3.
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Game 3, May 17 (Kings 2, Coyotes 1): Anze Kopitar #11 of the Los Angeles Kings scores a second period goal past goaltender Mike Smith #41.
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Game 3, May 17 (Kings 2, Coyotes 1): King celebrates after scoring a third period goal.
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Game 3, May 17 (Kings 2, Coyotes 1): Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings knocks over Shane Doan #19 of the Phoenix Coyotes in the third period in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center.
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Game 3, May 17 (Kings 2, Coyotes 1): Another view of Doughty v. Doan.
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Game 3, May 17 (Kings 2, Coyotes 1): Doan moves the puck in front of Doughty in the third period.
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Game 2 vs. Phoenix, May 16 (Kings 4, Coyotes 0): Trevor Lewis #22 of the Los Angeles Kings and teammates celebrate after defeating the Phoenix Coyotes 4-0 in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final.
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Game 2 vs. Phoenix, May 16 (Kings 4, Coyotes 0): Justin Williams #14 of the Los Angeles Kings tries for the wrap-around as goaltender Mike Smith defends his net in the second period.
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Game 2 vs. Phoenix, May 16 (Kings 4, Coyotes 0): Linesman Brian Murphy #93 separates Brad Richardson #15 of the Los Angeles Kings and Keith Yandle #3 of the Phoenix Coyotes in the second period.
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Game 2 vs. Phoenix, May 16 (Kings 4, Coyotes 0): Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings skates toward teammate Anze Kopitar #11 after Kopitar assisted on a goal by teammate Jeff Carter.
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Game 2 vs. Phoenix, May 16 (Kings 4, Coyotes 0): Goaltender Jonathan Quick makes a save in the second period.
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GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 15: Goaltender Mike Smith #41 of the Phoenix Coyotes reacts after the puck goes into the net for a goal on a deflection by Dwight King #74 of the Los Angeles Kings (not in photo) in the first period of Game Two of the Western Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on May 15, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Game 1 vs. Phoenix, April 13 (Kings 4, Phoenix 2): Head Coach Darryl Sutter of the Los Angeles Kings looks on from the bench area in Game One of the Western Conference Finals against the Phoenix Coyotes during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.
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Game 1 vs. Phoenix, April 13 (Kings 4, Phoenix 2): Dwight King #74 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates after scoring in the second period as Gilbert Brule #8 and goaltender Mike Smith #41 of the Phoenix Coyotes look on.
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Game 1 vs. Phoenix, April 13 (Kings 4, Phoenix 2): Fans of the Los Angeles Kings show their support prior to Game One against Phoenix.
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Game 1 vs. Phoenix, April 13 (Kings 4, Phoenix 2): More Kings fans on the road.
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Game 1 vs. Phoenix, April 13 (Kings 4, Phoenix 2): Goaltender Jonathan Quick during Game 1 in Glendale, Ariz.
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Game 1 vs. Phoenix, April 13 (Kings 4, Phoenix 2): Jarret Stoll #28 of the Los Angeles Kings puts a shot on net as Oliver Ekman-Larsson #23.
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Game 1 vs. Phoenix, April 13 (Kings 4, Phoenix 2): Los Angeles Kings' Dwight King (74) celebrates his goal against the Phoenix Coyotes with teammate Mike Richards (10) during the second period of Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals. The Kings won, 4-2.
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Game 4 vs. St. Louis, May 6 (Kings 3, Blues 1): Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings is showered with love from (L) Rob Scuderi #7 and other teammates after the Kings victory. Quick finished the series against the Blues with 96 saves, allowing just six goals, none on the power play.
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Game 4 vs. St. Louis, May 6 (Kings 3, Blues 1): (R) Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates with teammate (L) Dustin Brown #23 after 3-1 victory and 4-0 game sweep, the first playoff series sweep in franchise history.
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Game 4 vs. St. Louis, May 6 (Kings 3, Blues 1): Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings makes the save during the first period. Quick would finish with 23 saves in the game.
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Game 4 vs. St. Louis, May 6 (Kings 3, Blues 1): Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings reacts to Brown’s goal in front of a sold out Staples Center crowd of 18,373.
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Game 4 vs. St. Louis, May 6 (Kings 3, Blues 1): Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings high-fives his teammates after his game-winning goal put the Kings up 2-1 in the first period.
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Game 4 vs. St. Louis, May 6 (Kings 3, Blues 1): Jordan Nolan #71 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates with Colin Fraser #24 and Dustin Penner #25 after his goal put the Kings up 1-0 in the first period of Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals.
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Game 3 vs. St. Louis, May 3 (Kings 4, Blues 2): Actor Eric Stonestreet ("Modern Family") cheers.
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Game 3 vs. St. Louis, May 3 (Kings 4, Blues 2): (R) Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates his third period goal with teammate Mike Richards.
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Game 3 vs. St. Louis, May 3 (Kings 4, Blues 2): (R-L) Justin Williams #14 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates with teammates Anze Kopitar #11 and Dustin Brown #23.
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Game 2 vs. St. Louis, April 30 (Kings 5, Blues 2): Anze Kopitar scores a goal against Brian Elliott #1 of the St. Louis Blues in Game 2.
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Game 2 vs. St. Louis, April 30 (Kings 5, Blues 2): Anze Kopitar #11 and Justin Williams #14 celebrate Williams' goal against the St. Louis Blues in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals.
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Game 1 vs. St. Louis, April 28 (Kings 3, Blues 1): Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings looks to make a save against the St. Louis Blues.
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Game 1 vs. St. Louis, April 28 (Kings 3, Blues 1) Linesman Brian Murphy #93 gets between Jordan Nolan #71 of the Los Angeles Kings and Barret Jackman #5 of the St. Louis Blues.
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Game 5 vs. Vancouver, April 22 (Kings 2, Vancouver 1 OT): Goalie Cory Schneider #35 of the Vancouver Canucks watches Mike Richards #10 of the Los Angeles Kings wrangles a rebound during Game 5.
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Game 5 vs. Vancouver, April 22 (King 2, Vancouver 1 OT): Jarret Stoll #28 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates with Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings after scoring the game winning goal against the Vancouver.
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Game 4 vs. Vancouver, April 18 (Vancouver 3, Kings 1): Dan Hamhuis #2 of the Vancouver Canucks chases after the puck with Mike Richards #10.
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Game 4 vs. Vancouver, April 18 (Vancouver 3, Kings 1): Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings watches a shot go by his glove during the first period.
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Game 3 vs. Vancouver, April 15 (Kings 1, Vancouver 0): Goalie Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings knocks away a shot by the Vancouver Canucks.
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Game 3 vs. Vancouver, April 15 (Kings 1, Vancouver 0): Dustin Brown #23 (L) of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates with Anze Kopitar #11 (C) and Willie Mitchell #33 after Brown scored the game's only goal against goalie Cory Schneider.
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Game 2 vs. Vancouver, April 13 (Kings 4, VAncouver 2): Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates with (from left) Rob Scuderi #7, Anze Kopitar #11 and Drew Doughty #8 after scoring his second shorthanded goal of the game.
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Game 2 vs. Vancouver, April 13 (Kings 4, VAncouver 2): Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings hits Chris Tanev #8 of the Vancouver Canucks during the first period in Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals.
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Game 1 vs. Vancouver, April 11 (Kings 4, VAncouver 2): Jarret Stoll #28 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates teammate Willie Mitchell's #33 goal after firing a shot past goalie Roberto Luongo.
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Game 1 vs. Vancouver, April 11 (Kings 4, Vancouver 2): Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates teammate Mike Richards' goal.
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NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 02: Alec Martinez #27 of the Los Angeles Kings draws contact from Steve Bernier #18 of the New Jersey Devils during Game Two of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Prudential Center on June 2, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 02: Alec Martinez #27 of the Los Angeles Kings draws contact from Steve Bernier #18 of the New Jersey Devils during Game Two of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Prudential Center on June 2, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 02: Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils saves a shot from Mike Richards #10 of the Los Angeles Kings during Game Two of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Prudential Center on June 2, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 02: Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings makes a save as Dainius Zubrus #8 of the New Jersey Devils looks on during Game Two of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Prudential Center on June 2, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 02: Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates with teammates Rob Scuderi #7, Dwight King #74 and Trevor Lewis #22 after scoring in the first period against the New Jersey Devils during Game Two of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Prudential Center on June 2, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
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NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 02: Jarret Stoll #28 of the Los Angeles Kings and David Clarkson #23 of the New Jersey Devils fight for a loose puck in front of Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings during Game Two of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Prudential Center on June 2, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 02: David Clarkson #23 of the New Jersey Devils loses his balance in front of Jonathan Quick #32 and Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings during Game Two of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Prudential Center on June 2, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 02: Travis Zajac #19 of the New Jersey Devils handles the puck as Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings looks on without his stick during Game Two of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Prudential Center on June 2, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
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NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 02: Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings handles the puck as Peter Harrold #10 of the New Jersey Devils gives chase during Game Two of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Prudential Center on June 2, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Paul Bereswill REMOTE/Getty Images)
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NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 02: Zach Parise #9 of the New Jersey Devils goes for the puck in front of Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings as Anze Kopitar #11 and Mike Richards #10 look on during Game Two of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Prudential Center on June 2, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 02: Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils makes a glove save against the Los Angeles Kings during Game Two of the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Prudential Center on June 2, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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