Kings have come a long way, baby

Updated: June 6, 2012, 12:20 AM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- They have played 3,705 regular-season and playoff games to get here.

For the fan in the nosebleeds Monday night wearing a Rogie Vachon jersey, it'll be well worth the wait.

The 1967 expansion kids from Los Angeles are just one victory from the holy grail of hockey.

Game No. 3,706 could be magical Wednesday night here at the Staples Center. The Stanley Cup will be in the building and for the first time in NHL history might be hoisted by the Kings.

"I'm very ...

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