The Los Angeles Kings wrote one of the most unique stories in NHL history when they won their first Stanley Cup in their history last season.
The Kings had an uneven regular season, and they did not secure their spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs until the final week of the season.
They finished as the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference.
The Kings and head coach Darryl Sutter did not let their unimpressive status deter them. They dominated the Vancouver Canucks by beating them in five games in the first round.
The Kings followed with victories over the St. Louis Blues and the Phoenix Coyotes to earn a spot in the Stanley Cup Finals against the New Jersey Devils.
They jumped out to a 3-0 lead over the Devils before they lost the next two games. Just when the Devils were starting to feel like they were back in the series, the Kings closed them out with a resounding 6-1 triumph in the sixth game to win the championship.
They lifted the Stanley Cup in front of their adoring home fans and became the first No. 8 seed to win the Stanley Cup.