1. The Kings won their first Stanley Cup title in the franchise’s 44th season. That’s the longest wait in NHL history for a franchise’s first Cup title, eclipsing the mark of 32 seasons set by the Minnesota/Dallas franchise. The North Stars entered the NHL in 1967-68 and won the Cup in 1999 as the Dallas Stars.
2. The Kings defeated the Canucks (No. 1 seed), Blues (No. 2), Coyotes (No. 3) and Devils (No. 6 in East) en route to the title. They went 16-4 in the postseason, tying for the second-best record since all four rounds went to a best-of-seven format in 1987. The Kings became the first No. 8 seed to win the Stanley Cup since the conference-based playoff format began in 1994.
3. After dropping two straight games for the first time in this year’s playoffs, the Kings defeated the Devils 6-1 in Game 6 Monday night. That tied for the second-largest winning margin ever in a Cup clincher.
4. Goaltender Jonathan Quick won the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the playoffs. Quick is the third American-born player to win the award, joining Brian Leetch (1994 Rangers) and Tim Thomas (2011 Bruins).