Jun 8, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar (11) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period in game five of the Western Conference finals of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Kings Exit NHL Playoffs With Amazing Tweet to Pittsburgh Penguins


The Los Angeles Kings aren’t going to be able to defend their Stanley Cup crown any longer after being slain by the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference Finals. But while the Kings are done and no longer in pursuit of the coveted Cup, they exited the NHL Playoffs with an epic tweet that shows just how awesome the Kings really are.

After wishing the Blackhawks luck in representing the Western Conference against the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup, the Kings popped their leather jacket collar, looked the way of the Pittsburgh Penguins and asked them if they wanted to grab a drink and cry on each other’s shoulders.

I’m going to have to agree with Michael Middlehusrt-Schwartz, who brought this to our attention, and say the Penguins agreed to that offer to wash away the pain.

But as for the Kings, they went out with a cool blaze and everything they do is instantly cooler in hindsight given the fact their roster was playing through torn ligaments and separated bones and joints against Chicago. Los Angeles looks like they’ll be back next year but they took the loss with grace which is lot better than most teams take crushing defeat so close to a Stanley Cup Final.

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  • Dave Graham

    As a Penguin fan, it’s the first thing I’ve found humorous in the last few days. But you could argue that it’s a pretty casual approach to losing.