Vindication sweet for former Flyers

Updated: June 12, 2012, 2:58 AM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- The mad scientist was nowhere to be found.

As his players danced around the ice with the Stanley Cup, a media request had to be put in to get Dean Lombardi to come out and share a few words.

Never one to ever seek the spotlight -- he forgot to show up at his Western Conference finals pre-series news conference -- the Los Angeles Kings GM would no doubt have preferred to stay hidden in his favorite side room at Staples Center, where he likes to crack open a beer and sneak ...

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