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Los Angeles professional ice hockey team

  • Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California.
  • The team is a members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL).
  • The team was founded on February 9, 1966, when Jack Kent Cooke was awarded an NHL expansion franchise for Los Angeles.
  • They are part of the six teams that began play as part of the 1967 NHL expansion.
  • They won their division for the only time in their history in 1990–91.
  • Their first appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals was in the 1992–93 season, losing to the Montreal Canadiens in five games.
  • On May 22, 2012, they beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4–3 in overtime in Phoenix to advance to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time since 1993.
  • Later on June 11, 2012, they beat the New Jersey Devils 6-1 in Game 6 of the 2012 Stanley Cup finals to win the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup, becoming the first ever 8th seeded team to win the championship. Team captain Dustin Brown lifted the Stanley Cup first.
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