Posted July 22, 2018 07:03:58 While it might not be the biggest league in the world, the NHL has had its fair share of memorable moments.
Here are some of the best moments from their history.1.
The first Stanley Cup Final (1980)After an 8-3 loss to the Montreal Canadiens in the 1980 Finals, the Los Angeles Kings went on to win the Cup.
The Kings had the best record of any team in the playoffs, winning their first six games before going on to beat the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins in five games to capture their first championship in franchise history.
The series was a classic, and the team that went on the ice for the first time in the Stanley Cup final (now known as the Final) was also the team of the night.
The Kings won in six games, 5-1.
The team had a great chance to win in Game 7, but the Bruins defeated the Kings 5-4.2.
The game between the Kings and New Jersey Devils in 1982, when the Kings went 3-1 in the series3.
The Stanley Cup-winning goal by Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin in Game 4 of the 1985 Stanley Cup finals (which was also his first goal of the playoffs) to give the Penguins a 3-2 victory over the Kings in the Eastern Conference finals.
It would be Malkin’s last goal of his career, and was a defining moment in the history of the game.4.
The 1993 Stanley Cup championshipThe Kings were the first team to win back-to-back championships in the modern era and, after winning back-up goaltender Dominik Hasek in the second round of the 1993 playoffs, they were headed to the Cup Final for the third straight year.
The Stanley Cup had been in the Kings’ possession for most of the series, but Haseke pulled out of Game 1 of the Finals due to an upper-body injury.
Hase, a first-round pick, had a knee injury that required surgery.
Hasek returned in Game 3, but missed the final two games.
In Game 4, the Kings needed to win Game 6 and 7 to secure the franchise’s third Stanley Cup.
Hausek made 33 saves in a Game 7 loss, but he could not keep the Kings from winning it in overtime.5.
The 1985 Final against the New York Islanders.
The Islanders scored four goals in the first period to get into the third round of playoff hockey.
The teams played to a scoreless tie in the third, but New York scored four more goals in Game 5 to tie the series at 3.
Hastings stopped 35 shots in Game 6 to save the Islanders from falling to the Penguins in six.
It was the final game of the season, and a big turning point in the Islanders’ playoff push.6.
The 1979 Stanley Cup titleThe Kings won the Cup, but lost to the Detroit Red Wings in seven games.
It is the most dramatic game in Kings history, as the Kings were going for the Stanley and their only championship.
They lost in six, and were eliminated from the playoffs after the season.7.
The 1981 Stanley Cup ChampionshipThe Kings faced the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1981 Stanley Cups final.
The Hawks led the NHL in goals and points in 1981, but fell to the Kings, 2-1, in seven, Game 7 of the championship.8.
The 1994 Stanley Cup semifinal.
The Oilers were one of the most dominant teams of the 1990s, and defeated the Detroit Wings in the Conference finals of the 1994 Stanley Cups, 5, 5.
The Oilers won their second Stanley Cup in four years, beating the Red Wings, 2.5-2.9.
The final game in the 1994 NHL Finals, a battle between the Washington Capitals and the St. Louis Blues.
The Capitals beat the Blues in six to win their first Stanley Cups since 1970.10.
The 1988 Stanley Cup FinalsThe Kings lost in the semifinals to the Edmonton Oilers, but won the Stanley Final against Dallas.
The victory helped the Kings to their first NBA title since the 1984-85 season.
The finals saw some of hockey’s best players come together, as they went head-to, head-on against each other, with the winner of the first two games leading the league in scoring and assists.
The Dallas Stars beat the Kings 3-0 in the next game, to get to the Finals.11.
The 1998 Stanley Cup semifinals.
The Ducks and Kings were battling for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference.
The Ducks had a 7-game winning streak and won five of their last six games.
The final game saw the Ducks take the lead, 3-3, on an assist from Marian Hossa, who had a goal and an assist in the Ducks’ Game 6 win over the St Louis Blues, the team’s first Stanley Series victory.12.
The 1995 Stanley Cup semi-