Stanley Cup Finals 2012: Kings ‘Never Stopped Believing’ They Could Win It All

The Kings capitalized on uncharacteristically undisciplined Devils play to win the decisive Game 6 by a score of 6-1.

In a series that has been defined by close games, and disciplined play, this was an anomaly that no one saw coming.

The Kings got to work with a three-goal first period after Steve Bernier was sent to the locker room with a game-misconduct for boarding Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi. The Kings tied a franchise record set in 1993 for most power-play goals in a period with three. 

The Kings would continue to dominate play, adding one goal in the second, and two in the third. Trevor Lewis came away from the evening with a two goal game. Bleacher Report was there to talk with the Game 6 hero on what he felt made this team so special.

"Darryl Came in and pushed us the right way, and we just found ways to win all playoffs." I asked Lewis to describe the feeling in one word, "Unbelievable."

Unbelievable certainly. The Kings, who were one of the original expansion teams back in 1967, have been to just one other final in their history back in 1993. That series was claimed in five games by the Montreal Canadiens.

This year the Kings had to deal with a slew of setbacks, including below average years from several key players, a coaching change, and some trade deadline shakeups. They made the playoffs as a No. 8 seed, but none of that matters now.

Anze Kopitar reflected back on the long road the Kings took this season.

"We never stopped believing, we always showed character, we've gone through a lot of stuff." An emotional Kopitar went on, "I don't know if you can get anymore of an up-and-down season than we did this year."

The Kings alternate captain was a bit awestruck with the whole experience, "To win the Stanley Cup, it's surreal. It hasn't even kicked in yet."

It was evident what it meant to some of the Kings players. G...

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