The Kings are up for three ESPY awards! As you were.
The ESPYS, a large scale celebration of athlete and sports culture that honor individual and team achievements, will have a silver-and-black feel on Wednesday night.
— BarDown (@BarDown) July 15, 2014
Anze Kopitar is up for Best NHL Player (along with Sidney Crosby, Ryan Getzlaf, Jonathan Toews and Henrik Lundqvist), Kings-Rangers Game 5 has been nominated for Game of the Year (along with Auburn-Alabama in college football and the Colts-Chiefs wild card game), and the Kings are up for Best Team (along with the Boston Red Sox, San Antonio Spurs, Seattle Seahawks, UConn Women’s Basketball and Florida State Football).
The only hockey game to ever win Best Game was the United States-Canada gold medal game from 2010, while the last NHL team to be named the year’s Best Team at the ESPYS was the 1994 New York Rangers. In 2012, Jonathan Quick was named Best NHL Player, and the Kings won the award for Best Upset.