The Kings came into the playoffs as an eighth seed, they had the least amount of regular season wins than any other of the sixteen playoff teams yet in the Western conference playoffs they defeat the number 1, 2, and 3 seeds in succession. And not only did they beat them, they beat them all handedly. Through the three series they played in the Western conference playoffs, they only lost a grand total of two games. They defeated the Canucks, the best team in all of hockey in just five games, than swept the Blues, and than ousted the Phoenix Coyotes in five. Making this entire thing all the more impressive is that went on and defeated the New Jersey Devils in six games to win the Stanley Cup. While the Devils were not nearly the most impressive Eastern team, coming into the playoffs as just a sixth seed, but they were also a tough team, defeating two divisional champions en route to the finals. But the Kings did them in in six games, winning the first three. This makes the lowly 8th seeded Kings not so lowly anymore as they sit with a 2012 playoff record of 16-4 and a nice piece of hardware to take home to Hollywood.