Current and former players from around the National Hockey League hit Twitter on Monday night to congratulate the Los Angeles Kings on their first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history. The Kings won the best-of-seven series in six games by beating the New Jersey Devils 6-1 at Staples Center.
Here are some of the messages left on Twitter:
James van Riemsdyk, Philadelphia Flyers (@JVReemer21): congrats to the kings; what a feeling that must be
Brian Elliott, St. Louis Blues (@KidElls1): Tough to watch the cup being raised by another team but congrats to D. Drewiske and the Kings. #keepitinthefamily #nuttyinhuddy
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Edmonton Oilers (@RNH_93): Chills.
Gabriel Landeskog, Colorado Avalanche (@GabeLandeskog92): If the Kings playoff run didn't inspire all hockey players out there I don't know what will. Congrats LA. Well deserved.
Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark (@CoryBooker): Congratulations Devils on a fantastic season. Despite this loss, you have made Newark, New Jersey and all Devils fans proud. Thank you!
Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers (@HLundqvist30): It's tough to lose and to watch someone else lift the ultimate prize.. But it also gives me inspiration to work harder. Congrats LA Kings
Ryan Strome, New York Islanders (@strome18): Congrats to former teammate Kyle Clifford on winning the Stanley Cup. A true class-act, a hard worker and he was a fantastic mentor for me
Hal Gill, Nashville Predators (@Skillsy75): Congrats to Scuds! He was awesome. #thepiece #jealous
David Perron, St. Louis Blues (@DP_57): Congrats to the LA Kings for winning the stanley cup !!!
Steve Ott, Dallas Stars (@otter2nine): So happy for that SOB! Man was he awesome, Congratz Stolly and the rest of the Kings
Jim Slater, Winnipeg Jets (@slaterjim): Congrats to everyone involved in the kings organization. Devils had a great run to. Fun playoffs to watch
Anson Carter, former NHL forward (@AnsonCarterLA): Couldn't be happier for one of the best people in hockey Luc Robitaille. There's 'media good guys' and 'real good guys'...Lucky is the latter
Darren Pang, NHL Network analyst (@Panger40): My old Captain and teammate Darryl Sutter looked pretty comfortable hoisting the Cup. Like he was on the farm. Classic joy.
Jamie Rivers, former NHL defenseman (@JamieRivers08): Congrats to Jamie Kompon on winning the Stanley Cup!! Great guy who has paid his dues and is now the assistant coach in L.A.
Bill Cowher, former NFL coach (@CowherCBS): Kudos to the LA Kings and son-n-law Kevin Westgarth on winning the Stanley Cup. An 8th seed wins it all. A true team effort. Fun to watch!
Alyssa Milano, actress (@Alyssa_Milano): .@JonathanQuick32 Thank you for being awesome.
Dave Coulier, actor (@DaveCoulier): Wow!!! Congrats to the @LAKings. What a run to the #StanleyCup @NHL
Wil Wheaton, actor (@wilw): I think my celebrating set off a car alarm five blocks away. #Becauseitsthecup
Shannon Tweed, actress (@shannonleetweed): @LAKings Congratulations!
Matthew Perry, actor (@MatthewPerry): We win the Stanley Cup!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ralph Macchio, actor (@ralphmacchio): Congrats LA Kings! Great run NJ!