Los Angeles Kings: Officials say no Stanley Cup fete planned — yet
If the made-for-the-movies story of the Los Angeles Kings' unlikely journey to the Stanley Cup Final continues the way local fans hope, the team will capture hockey's most coveted prize for the first time in franchise history.
The Kings secured a 3-0 series lead with a 4-0 win over the New Jersey Devils on Monday, giving the team a chance to sweep the best-of-seven series and win the Stanley Cup on Wednesday at Staples Center.
And although L.A. is buzzing with Kings fever, officials said no public celebration has been planned — yet.
"There is a superstition, especially among the hockey community, that nothing is planned until the Cup is won," said Michael Roth of AEG, which owns Staples Center and L.A. Live.
Officials at AEG have worked closely with the Los Angeles Police Department throughout the playoffs and would continue to do so as the championship series continues and celebratory plans are made, Roth said.
LAPD officials said a public celebration for fans had been discussed but final details — including what type of event might take place — were yet to be determined.
— Kate Mather
Photo: Kings fans Lauren Younger and her brother Tim of Rancho Cucamonga celebrate a goal Monday night at ESPN Zone at L.A. Live. Credit: Christina House / For The Times.