But Penner never experienced what happened Tuesday night when the Los Angeles Kings arrived at Los Angeles International Airport. A mass of fans reportedly in the thousands greeted the Kings after they advanced to the Stanley Cup Final with a 4-3 overtime win against the Phoenix Coyotes.
"It was like driving down a hallway filled with human flesh," Penner said in a conference call Thursday. "You couldn't see anything but people screaming and Kings jerseys. Not anything anyone will forget ever … It's a nice little feather to put in your hat, especially in a city like L.A."