Kings Wonder if a Devil Stole Winning Puck

New Jersey's Patrik Elias swears he doesn't have it
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 27, 2012 6:05 PM CDT
Kings Wonder if a Devil Stole Winning Puck
Willie Mitchell of the Los Angeles Kings and Patrik Elias of the Devils shake hands after the Kings won in six games.   (Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Kings may have won the Stanley Cup, but they can't find their winning puck. And they want it back in a bad way. Last time anyone saw it, New Jersey's Patrik Elias flipped it into his own glove after the final game ended, reports the LA Times. A fan's video shows him skating over to Devils teammate Martin Brodeur, then leaving the ice. He tells the Star-Ledger he has no idea what happened to it, dousing speculation that he gave it to Brodeur to commemorate what might have been the goalie's final game.

  • Elias: “I don’t have it. I have no idea where it is. I grabbed it when the whistle blew. I had it in front of me and I picked it up with my stick. I went over to Marty and then I sat on the bench and I think I left it there.” He promises to check his stuff one more time.
  • Kings executive Luc Robitaille: "This is a big deal. We've got to get that puck back."
  • Now what? The Kings are expected to ask the league to investigate this week.
(More Stanley Cup stories.)

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