2012 Stanley Cup Finals: Analyzing the Los Angeles Kings’ Postseason Dominance

The Los Angeles Kings have captured the Stanley Cup.

In perhaps the most unlikely Cup crowning in NHL history, the Kings routed the New Jersey Devils 6-1 Monday night to finish off a postseason run utterly unparalleled in hockey history.

With the victory, Los Angeles becomes the first eighth-seeded team to ever capture the league title, but that record isn't the one that will truly enshrine this squad as one of the most memorable Cup winners ever.

The Kings' route through all four rounds of the 2012 NHL Playoffs is both incredible and well-documented; their 16-4 overall postseason record ties the second-best mark ever (topped only by the Gretzky-led 1988 Oilers), and their 10-1 postseason road record is now tied for the best ever.

But those two statistics have been the hottest buzz of the sports world for weeks. Since the Kings defeated the top-seeded Vancouver Canucks 4-1 in the opening round of the playoffs, the world has been eagerly keeping tally of L.A.'s remarkable win-loss record.

Now that Los Angeles has capped off the streak, it's time to dive a little deeper into the jaw-dropping set of numbers these 2012 Kings have left in their wake.

The Kings' stunning 16-4 record came against the West's No. 1, 2 and 3 seeds and the East's No. 6 seed—four teams who had posted a combined 24-10 postseason record before encountering the Kings.

Additionally, L.A.'s 10-1 road record took place in four different foreign arenas—Vancouver's Rogers Arena, St. Louis's Scottrade Center, Phoenix's Jobing.com Arena and New Jersey's Prudential Center—located an average of 1,366 miles away from Los Angeles' Staples Center (per GeoBytes.com's distance calculator).

The four teams based out of those arenas (the Canucks, Blues, Coyotes and Devils) had posted a combined 103-42-19 record in their home rinks this season. In series against the Kings, though...

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