Darryl Sutter patted the glistening rim of the Stanley Cup, and a roar erupted from the Los Angeles Kings’ joyous fans. “See this baby right here?” the coach asked. “She’s been gone for a couple of years, but oh, we’re happy she’s home.” The Stanley Cup champions’ offseason party got into full swing Monday with a triumphant parade through downtown Los Angeles and a rally at the Kings’ arena to celebrate their second NHL title in three seasons. The team estimated 300,000 fans lined Figueroa Street on a postcard-perfect L.A. day as the Kings rode nine double-decker buses and a flatbed truck about one mile to Staples Center. The players showed off the Stanley Cup and the Campbell Cup for their Western Conference championship. – AP
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