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Kneel before King Anze Kopitar, mortals! (PHOTO)

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The Los Angeles Kings' run to the 2012 Stanley Cup championship put the spotlight on several players; but outside of Jonathan Quick, perhaps no one's stock rose higher than that of Anze Kopitar.

The Kings center had a star-making performance in tying for the playoff lead in points (20) and goals (8), finishing with a plus-16. His overtime goal in Game 1 against the New Jersey Devils set the tone for the series.

So as the Kings skated the Cup in their coronation, Kopitar decided to look the part: Wearing a costume crown as he celebrated with teammates like Mike Richards:

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Heavy hangs the head that wears the novelty crown after winning the Stanley Cup.

s/t Erin Nicks for the top image.

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