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Lucky charms: The Kings and their three pennies


The Los Angeles Kings may have had some good luck charms in helping them win the Stanley Cup this year in the form of three pennies.

Rich Hammond of L.A. Kings Insider shares the story of how Luc Robitaille and Bailey, the Kings mascot, put some lucky charms under the ice at Staples Center.

Back in August, when the lines were painted on the Staples Center surface, three pennies were placed at center ice. Luc Robitaille contributed a 2002 penny, signifying the year he won the Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings. The mysterious man behind the Bailey mascot contributed a 2006 penny, signifying the season in which his beloved Indianapolis Colts won the Super Bowl. The third coin, Robitaille said, was from 1893, the year that the Stanley Cup was first awarded, to the Montreal Hockey Club of the Amateur Hockey Association of Canada. On Thursday, Bailey dug the three coins out of the ice.

Who knew the Kings’ mascot was a Colts fan?

We’ve seen this trick done before by Team Canada during the 2002 Olympics when they put a lucky loonie (Canadian dollar coin) under the ice in Salt Lake City.

For the Kings, these three pennies will go down in team lore as the lucky charms the team needed to be the first eighth seeded team to win the Stanley Cup. If only it helped the team have a better record at home in the playoffs as three of their four postseason defeats came at Staples. I think they’ll be OK with having the Stanley Cup to show off to friends anyhow.

(Photo: @BaileyLAKings on Twitter)

Other photo of the day: Gary Bettman and Kings’ mascot sit together


With one more win, Gary Bettman would hand the Stanley Cup to Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown. During the potential on-ice victory, the silver chalice may rest in many happy hands, but – correct me if I’m wrong – it likely won’t find its way into the furry fake-paws of Kings mascot Bailey.

In a more fantastical world, Bettman would hand the Cup straight to Bailey, who would then probably do something hilarious. (At least if the “Jersey Shore” thing is any indication.) While Joe is right in calling that the “photo of the day,” this shot of Bettman and Bailey side-by-side is a strong runner-up.


(I can almost imagine this image Photoshopped into some bizarre Tumblr already.)

It’s unclear the exact context of the photo, although after quickly surveying the backdrop, it probably came from an AEG event. We dropped the Kings a line to try to find out the specifics of the occurrence, but I think we can all agree that the photo is incredible whether we know all the details or not.

Photo of the day: Kings fans have the taunting thing down


There’s not much that needs to be said about this picture, but let’s set the scene: The Devils have their hands full with the Kings, Peter DeBoer looks less-than pleased and the giant heads of characters from the Jersey Shore loom behind them courtesy of Kings mascot, Bailey.

source: Getty Images

I’m not even Pete DeBoer and even I’ll have feverish nightmares courtesy of this big-headed nightmare. A three-foot tall head of Snooki? Ye gods.