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L.A. Kings: Anger and disappointment as team loses

June 9, 2012 |  8:54 pm

Shouts of anger and disappointment were heard at the bars at LA Live as the last seconds of the clock ticked away and the Los Angeles Kings were defeated by the New Jersey Devils.

Hundreds of somber Kings fans flooded out onto the streets, many discussing the high and low points of what some called the most aggressive game of the finals.

If the Kings had won, they would have taken their first championship, but they will instead play another game at home.

A frustrated Rudy Garcia said the loss stung, and he's disappointed the Kings broke their streak of on-the-road success. But, Garcia said he'll be back at LA Live on Monday to see the team win in front of its fans.

"I don't think it will go to Game 7, he said.

The fans were peaceful, and no arrests were made, said LAPD Capt. Horace Frank, adding that more officers will be back on Monday for Game 6 at Staples Center.


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