Kings' arrival is Lombardi's work

GM's moves -- including ones he didn't make -- are key to L.A.'s run to the finals

Updated: May 23, 2012, 3:27 AM ET
By Dan Arritt | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

Nobody dared touch the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl as it was awarded to the Los Angeles Kings following their 4-3 overtime victory Tuesday night against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena, securing the organization's second trip to the Stanley Cup finals.

Still, the award was undoubtedly covered with Dean Lombardi's fingerprints.

It was Lombardi, the general manager of the Kings since April 2006, who traded for Dustin Penner in February 2011. He liked his scoring touch and ...

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