Jarret Stoll C LA Mar 23 '78
The Kings on Monday night became the first number eight seed to win the Stanley Cup.
It looked as if they'd roll through the Devils in the Final after they jumped out to a 3-0 lead to improve their overall playoff line to 15-2, but New Jersey found a way to win two straight before the Game 6 win. Despite finishing second in goals allowed during the regular season, Los Angeles greatly disappointed in the goal-scoring department, finishing 29th -- and that's a big reason why it had to claim the eighth spot. Everything came together in the playoffs, though. "We knew we had the guys in the room to do it. We knew we had the group. We just had to find a way to get in," Jarret Stoll said. "You've just got to get in the playoffs to make some noise. We all came together at the right time, peaked at the right time."