Pulling out yet another clutch win – another double-overtime win – with Alec Martinez scoring the winning goal, the Los Angeles Kings have won the 2014 Stanley Cup, defeating the New York Rangers, four games to one.
Now the winners of two of the last three Stanley cups, the Kings have given Los Angeles its first sports dynasty since the sad demise of their housemates, the now downtrodden Lakers.
With the winning goal not coming until 14:43 of the sixth period of play, tonight’s match was the longest game in LA Kings’ history. The game had a lot of hero’s for the Kings, including Justin Williams, winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy as postseason MVP, Jonathan Quick, who was unscored upon for close to three full periods after the Rangers second and final goal late in the second period, Marian Gaborik, who scored the tying goal with 12:04 left in regulation, and of course Martinez, who got the Kings to the Stanley Cup finals when he scored the winning goal in overtime of game seven of the Conference Championship.
All that’s left is a parade!