Who Won the 2012 Stanley Cup?

Los Angeles Kings

Kings win the 2012 Stanley Cup
Date: 
Jun 11, 2012
Score: 
4-2
Site: 
Staples Center - Los Angeles, CA
Runner Up: 
New Jersey Devils
Misc: 
Coached by Darryl Sutter

The Los Angeles Kings entered the 2012 playoffs as an eight seed, but lost only four games total in four series to win the Stanley Cup. The only eighth-seeded team to win the title.

It was the first championship for the Kings franchise. They had only appeared in the finals one other time - in 1993 with Wayne Gretzky.

Goaltender Jonathan Quick was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player of the playoffs.

Los Angeles Kings 4
New Jersey Devils 2

GameDateScoreSiteGame Winning Goal
GAME 1May 30Los Angeles 2, New Jersey 1 (OT)Prudential Center, NewarkAnze Kopitar
GAME 2Jun 2Los Angeles 2, New Jersey 1 (OT)Prudential Center, NewarkJeff Carter
GAME 3Jun 4Los Angeles 4, New Jersey 0Staples Center, Los AngelesAlec Martinez
GAME 4Jun 6New Jersey 3, Los Angeles 1Staples Center, Los AngelesAdam Henrique
GAME 5Jun 9New Jersey 2, Los Angeles 1Prudential Center, NewarkBryce Salvador
GAME 6Jun 11Los Angeles 6, New Jersey 1Staples Center, Los AngelesJeff Carter

2012 NHL Playoffs

1 New York Rangers4   
8 Ottawa Senators31 New York Rangers4  
  1 New York Rangers2 
2 Boston Bruins37 Washington Capitals3  
7 Washington Capitals4   
   6 New Jersey Devils2
3 Florida Panthers3   
6 New Jersey Devils46 New Jersey Devils4  
  6 New Jersey Devils4 
4 Pittsburgh Penguins25 Philadelphia Flyers1  
5 Philadelphia Flyers4   
  LOS ANGELES KINGS
2012 Stanley Cup Champion
1 Vancouver Canucks1   
8 Los Angeles Kings48 Los Angeles Kings4  
  8 Los Angeles Kings4 
2 St Louis Blues42 St Louis Blues0  
7 San Jose Sharks1   
   8 Los Angeles Kings4
3 Phoenix Coyotes4   
6 Chicago Blackhawks23 Phoenix Coyotes4  
  3 Phoenix Coyotes1 
4 Nashville Predators44 Nashville Predators1  
5 Detroit Red Wings1