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Kings fans line up along Figueroa to welcome Stanley Cup back to L.A.

Kings fans lining Figueroa look forward to a glimpse of the Stanley Cup

Kings fans are descending on the streets of downtown Los Angeles to celebrate their team's second Stanley Cup in three years.

Folks have been lining up on Figueroa Street - between 5th and 11th - since as early as 8:30 a.m.

For some fans, the most recent Stanley Cup victory is sweeter than the first.

Friends Billy Madden, 31, and Jason Brown, 30, have been fans since the early '90s.

But when the Kings won their first championship in 2012, the friends missed the celebration parade.

This time, Madden had the day off from work and Brown doesn't have to report to his job at a nursing home until the afternoon, so the friends decided to spend their morning celebrating with their beloved team.

"I just want to see the Cup in person," said Madden, a Studio City resident.

For Brown, there's another reason this championship is a little sweeter.

"If you beat an 'original six' team, it's more special that way," he said of the series victory over the New York Rangers. He added that "it means a little bit more because of the way it ended, because of this playoff run."

Other fans were just happy to see the Stanley Cup back in L.A.

"Lord Stanley is home," said Carlos Escobar, 23, of Norwalk. "I'm looking forward to seeing it."

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