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Kings Parade Gallery: Fans, players, and Darth Vader celebrate together

Jun 14, 2012, 7:19 PM EDT

As you might have already heard, Kings fans gathered on Thursday to celebrate the franchise’s first Stanley Cup victory.

Missed the festivities? That’s okay, we got a handful of our favorite photos from the event to help get you up to speed:

The Kings’ longtime play-by-player announcer, Bob Miller greets the fans before the parade starts.

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Simon Gagne, who almost missed the Kings’ entire playoff run due to a concussion, and Kyle Clifford wave to the fans.

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Jonathan Quick shows off the Stanley Cup.

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Of course, Quick wasn’t the only Kings player that took a turn raising the Cup during the rally. Here’s captain Dustin Brown.

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No wonder the Kings obliterated the competition in the playoffs. There aren’t many people that can stand in the way of the combined powers of Darth Vader and Spider-Man.

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Remember what Dustin Penner said about the Kings arrival at Los Angeles International Airport after they advanced to the Stanley Cup finals?

“It was like driving down a hallway lined with human flesh. You couldn’t see anything except people screaming and Kings jerseys.”

Something tells me that could also describe the feeling of navigating through the parade crowd.

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Finally, what would a celebration be without confetti?

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  1. pop562 - Jun 14, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    Congratulations Kings…2012 Stanley Cup Champions. Let’s hope you guys can do it again next season.

  2. eigglesnosuperbowls - Jun 14, 2012 at 8:34 PM

    Iam a life long Flyers Fan. Iam 50 now, went to my first game in1969 vs Minnesota, sat with my face up against the glass ,you could get seats anywhere ! Gump Worsley was the goalie for the Stars, the Flyers lost 3-0 on a Lou Nanni hat trick ! Was 11-12 when I witnessed both cups ! Sat in the very last row of the SPECTRUM when Dave Shultz hammered Dale Rollf against the Rangers to send them to the finals against the Bruins ! These were the greatest moments of my life sports wise ! This was a time before cable, would listen to west coast games on the radio till the wee hours of the morning then go to school ! The Flyers are my Yankees ! I made sure I seen the greatest player of all time Wayne Gretzky at the spectrum with the KINGS at the time ,I believe it was his only visit other that with the Oilers, 87 finals playoff finals could not afford those tickets ! I made sure I did that , I made sure I seen the greatest player of all time ! My post have been bitter and sour till this point ! When I seen the Kings parade it brings back memories,memories that I could only wish to relieve again ! Iam not jealous no more because I remember the joy the cup gave me ,congratulations to the KINGS and their fans, its the greatest !!!!!!!!!!!!! I would just like to experience it again .

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Jun 14, 2012 at 8:37 PM

      Oh and by the way, the XX intro song played before they KINGS take the ice is the coolest song of all time !

  3. michiganhockey11 - Jun 15, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    Anybody see the coverage on tv? Quick was smashed out of his mind when they handed him the mic. 3 F-bombs. Guy who came on after him,.. “Johnathan Quick everbody”….hillarious.

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