Kings owe Cup run to tight group

Updated: June 12, 2012, 3:32 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- For 43 springs, they watched other players pick up the Stanley Cup and weep with joy and share the moment with their families and teammates and know that their names would be inscribed on the trophy for all time.

Since arriving in the NHL with the first wave of expansion in 1967-68, the Los Angeles Kings and their fans watched others call themselves champions and wondered when, or even if, it would be their turn.

Their turn came Monday night at Staples Center.

It ...

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