Kings give mascot credit for Stanley Cup victory

The Los Angeles Kings made history last season when they became the first No. 8 seed to win the Stanley Cup.

But according to the team and staff, none of it would have been possible without . . . their infamous mascot . . . Bailey.

“I don’t want to take all the credit, but I think I was one of the first guys to start that (Bailey) chant,” said alternate captain Anze Kopitar.

Watch Matt Greene keep a straight face in this video. This is good stuff. Maybe the Kings just needed Bailey all along to finally win the Cup after 45 years.

Bailey, known for his in-your-face antics during games, is named after the Kings’ former director of pro scouting, Garnet “Ace” Bailey who was killed in the September 11 terrorist attacks.

See the tribute video to Bailey in it’s entirety below, and click here to watch the entire “Stanley Cup Moments” series.