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Kings fans produce ´royal´ welcome

15 June 2012 16:10

Thousands of LA Kings ice hockey fans packed the streets of downtown Los Angeles on Thursday to welcome their Stanley Cup heroes.

A 6-1 victory in game six on Monday saw the Kings crowned champions for the first time in franchise history, ending a 45-year drought.

They also become the first eighth seeded side to win the illustrious trophy.

Captain Matt Greene was delighted with the reception.

"I just want to say thanks a lot guys for believing in us and coming out here to support us," Greene said.

"This championship is for you guys too. This is a hockey town, you guy have been unbelievable for us."

The Kings had only made one previous appearance in the Stanley Cup finals.

With 'the Great One' Wayne Gretzky amongst their ranks - they faced the Montreal Canadiens in 1993.

Despite winning the first game - an illegal stick penalty on Marty McSorely turned the series in Montreal's favour, and they went on to take it 4-1.

These Kings fans will be hoping they don't have to wait another 45 years for their second Stanley Cup victory.

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