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Fans come out in droves to watch Kings parade

Thousands of fans line the streets to celebrate the team's first Stanley Cup victory.

June 14, 2012|By Andrew Owens
  • The Kings victory parade travels down Figueroa Street
The Kings victory parade travels down Figueroa Street (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles…)

Kings fans took over Figueroa Street in droves Thursday as the team officially celebrated its Stanley Cup championship with a parade and rally.

This time, it was Kings purple, not Lakers purple, that lined the streets.

"It's a lot of people out there," forward Anze Kopitar said after the parade. "It was amazing.

"If you're outside, you found out that this is definitely turning into a hockey town, and we're going to keep it that way."

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Forward Dustin Penner said it was "extremely loud" and that he heard plenty of horns during the parade.

"It was amazing to see the support from a lot of the faces that we've heard cheer all year."

The victory rally inside Staples Center will begin at 2:30 p.m. in front of a sold-out crowd of over 18,000 people.

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