Congratulations Flyers West!

Remember us? That's right, Flyers fans, Jeff Carter and Mike Richards are Stanley Cup champions.

Mike Richards and Jeff Carter are drinking (yes, literally) from the Stanley Cup right now. They are champions, after the L.A. Kings beat the New Jersey Devils, 6-1, Monday night for the right to parade around the rink and hoist Lord Stanley. It marked the first NHL title in the 45-year history of the Los Angeles Kings hockey franchise.

The two former Flyers were major contributors in the Kings’ Cup run. In the Game 6 series finale, Carter scored two goals, with Richards adding two assists. Another former Flyers, Simon Gagne, was one of the first to hoist the trophy after an impressive 6-1 win, and Justin Williams got two shots on goal. Goaltender Jonathan Quick won the Conn-Smythe, which is given to the playoff MVP.

Of course, there are other Flyers connections on this team. Ron Hextall serves as the Kings’ vice-president and assistant GM, and John Stevens is an assistant coach.


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