The Stanley Cup Is On The Verge Of Coming Back To Grand Ledge
The Los Angeles Kings are on the verge of winning another Stanley Cup after winning their first ever two years ago.
Getting to the Finals wasn't easy. The Kings have had to win three Game 7s on the road, and they had to become just the fourth team to come back from a 3-0 series deficit when they upended the rival San Jose Sharks in the first round. They also outlasted the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. That series was a complete dogfight.
Now, after the first three games of the finals the Kings find themselves in the drivers' seat. Up three games to none, the Kings need one more victory for another cup championship.
Their opponents, the New York Rangers, are somewhat of a surprise to be in that position. But after they made a few mid-season trades to bolster their team they really peaked.
The reason that a lot of people locally are cheering for the LA Kings is because the area has a player on the Kings roster. He is Grand Ledge native Matt Greene. Greene played at North Dakota and is a tough guy with a lot of talent.
Two years ago after the Kings won the their first cup, Matt Greene brought the Stanley Cup to Grand Ledge High School for everyone to see in person. Every member of winning Stanley Cup teams gets the cup for one day, to do anything within reason. The Kings are one win from the Stanley Cup coming back to Grand Ledge.