Kings On The Verge Of A Whole Lot Of History

Kings first No. 8 seed ever to win the Stanley Cup Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Kings, who own a commanding 3-0 series lead, host the New Jersey Devils in Game 4 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals.

If the Kings win, they will be the first No. 8 seed ever to win the Stanley Cup (NHL switched to a one through eight playoff format in 1993).

LA is only the second No. 8 seed to even reach the finals. The other team was the 2006 Edmonton Oilers, who lost to the Carolina Hurricanes in seven games.

A Kings series victory would be the franchise's first championship since entering the NHL in 1967.