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There was “pandemonium” in the streets of Los Angeles on Sunday night after the Kings captured the 2016 Stanley Cup.
At least, that's how one fan described the scene for late-night host Jimmy Kimmel.
Kimmel used the end of the NHL playoffs as a springboard for his latest “Lie Witness News” segment on Monday night. The bit is built around a simple conceit: People will say anything if it gets them on camera. So he concocts a fake event—in this case, the Kings are crowned champs instead of the Pittsburgh Penguins—and sends a crew to the streets to ask folks for their take on the news.
There was no shortage of "fans" willing to spin detailed yarns about the event, including tales of families gathered around the radio (what is this, 1930?), and "a pretty tight" scene at Buffalo Wild Wings spilling out into the streets after the home team captured the crown.
Probably not the best look for the league that people are so unaware of their home team's fortunes (and not totally surprising, given the abysmal ratings), but a funny bit nonetheless.