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Congratulations to the Los Angeles Kings, as over the weekend they defeated the New York Rangers to win the Stanley Cup Finals for the second time in the last three years. The National Hockey League takes to the streets today in Southern California, as it’s time for a victory parade. Things take place today—Monday—so be sure to plan an escape plan from work sooner than later.
Although the city isn't necessarily known for its hockey fans there were around 250,000 in attendance a couple years ago, so we can only expect even more today when things kick of at around noon—local time. Downtown is where things will take place, as stuff will start at the corners of Figueroa and West 5th streets, and then the people and players will move south along Figueroa Street and end at LA Live. Things should run for no more than 45 minutes or so, and then there will be a fan rally inside the Staples Center—unfortunately it’s already sold out.
While things on the east coast are hardly going well it pretty much is the opposite over on the west coast, as the San Francisco Giants became World Series champions earlier in the week. They easily took care of the Detroit Tigers in four games, and now it’s time to celebrate with the hometown crowd. If you’re already in the office it might be time to start faking a cough, because the victory parade is going down today.
With black and orange colors on their hats and uniforms it’s only fitting to hold the party on Halloween, and we’re sure that the fans will be fully prepared to get into the victory—and holiday—spirit. This is the second time in just three years that San Francisco residents will be saluting their hometown team with a ticker tape parade, but things are taking a slightly different route for 2012.