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Stanley Cup Final: Kings fans have downtown L.A. buzzing

June 06, 2012|By Andrew Owens
  • Fans in a limousine display a Stanley Cup replica complete with Kings logo as they arrive downtown for Game 4 on Wednesday afternoon.
Fans in a limousine display a Stanley Cup replica complete with Kings logo… (Andrew Owens / Los Angeles…)

L.A. Live and the rest of the area surrounding Staples Center is buzzing this afternoon in anticipation of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils.

Even though the puck doesn't drop for another two hours, fans are already chanting, "We want the Cup," as they prepare to root on the Kings to what would be their first NHL championship.

The lines outside surrounding restaurants are filled with fans wearing purple, silver and black.

One limousine of Kings fans had a replica Stanley Cup trophy with the team's logo attached to it atop the car.

Immediately outside of Staples Center there are stations with memorabilia, food and drinks for sale. There is also an area set aside for youth hockey games as well as air hockey tables.

Many of the fans do not have a ticket to the game, but came to L.A. Live hoping to experience history.


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