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
Willie Mitchell of the Los Angeles Kings and Patrik Elias of the Devils shake hands after the Kings won in six games.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – 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.
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