(VIDEO) Los Angeles Kings win 2nd Stanley Cup in three years; Justin Williams wins Conn Smythe

Alec Martinez scored the Cup-winning goal 14:43 into the second overtime period – his second series-winning OT goal these playoffs.

Marian Gaborik opens the scoring for the Los Angeles Kings

Marian Gaborik opens the scoring for the Los Angeles Kings



Alec Martinez scored the winner 14:43 in the second overtime and the Los Angeles Kings have won their second Stanley Cup in three seasons, in five games over the New York Rangers.

Justin Williams opened for the scoring for Los Angeles and was named the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as playoff MVP, after leading the Stanley Cup Final in points. Williams scored nine goals in the playoffs and had seven points in three Game 7s against San Jose, Anaheim, and Chicago.

The New York Rangers took a 2-1 lead into the third period after two middle frame goals from Chris Kreider and Brian Boyle, before Marian Gaborik tied the game for Los Angeles 7:56 into the third period.

“Hats off to the New York Rangers,” said Alec Martinez to CBC’s Scott Oake, after the win. Martinez praised his Kings for their collective leadership and for their historic run in the playoffs.

The Kings are the first team to win the Stanley Cup after opening their playoffs with three seven-game series.

“I’m so proud of these guys… I’m just happy to be a part of it.

“To win the Stanley Cup twice in my career so far is a blessing.”

Martinez described himself as “the benefactor” on his overtime goal, which was his second series-winning sudden death winner in these playoffs. The d-man banged home a rebound on Rangers goalie Henri Lundqvist, after the goalie kicked out a shot from L.A. winger Tyler Toffoli. Martinez scored the winner in OT against Chicago in the Western Conference Final, as well.

The Kings have now won two Stanley Cups in their franchise history in three visits, dating back to their first unsuccessful trip in 1993. Los Angeles Kings won its first championship in 2012, also over a Metropolitan team along the Hudson River, the New Jersey Devils.

Darryl Sutter took over coaching duties with the Kings in the middle of that season when the team was 12th placed in the Western Conference, and has now won two Cups since arriving in Hollywood – the only two in his long playing and coaching career in the NHL.

Anze Kopitar led the playoffs with 26 points in 26 games, one point ahead of his teammates Jeff Carter and Williams.

Marian Gaborik – who the Kings picked up at this year’s trade deadline, had 22 points and led the NHL with 14 goals in the playoffs.

VIDEOS:

Los Angeles 1, New York Rangers 0

Justin Williams opens the scoring

Los Angeles 1, New York Rangers 1

Chris Kreider ties the game

New York Rangers 2, Los Angeles Kings 1

Brian Boyle scores the shorthanded go-ahead goal

New York Rangers 2, Los Angeles Kings 2

Marian Gaborik ties it in the 3rd period

Justin Williams wins the Conn Smythe Trophy

The L.A. Kings win the Stanley Cup

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Caroline Sousa, Bela Spick and her son Mateo marched along Prospect Lake Road in November 2019 to bring attention to the unsafe conditions on the road. (Black Press Media file photo)
Saanich reduces Prospect Lake Road speed limit to 30 km/h

New speed limit in effect as of Dec. 1 from Goward Road to Estelline Road

Royal Bay Secondary’s leadership class, comprised of Grade 9 through 12 students, is part of the student team organizing this year’s 10,000 Tonight event that shifts entirely online for 2020. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
West Shore student food drive shifts entirely online

Drive-thru option removed from 10,000 Tonight in light of COVID-19 restrictions

Colwood resident, Geoffrey Irwin, has been missing since Sep. 27. His vehicle was found in Vancouver on Nov. 25. (Courtesy of West Shore RCMP)
Police search for Colwood man last seen in September

Geoffrey Irwin’s vehicle was found in Vancouver Nov. 25

BC Transit confirmed on Dec. 1 that a Langford employee has tested positive for COVID-19. (Courtesy of BC Transit)
Langford transit worker tests positive for COVID-19

Island Health is conducting contact tracing for the case

A B.C. Ambulance Service paramedic wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 moves a stretcher outside an ambulance at Royal Columbia Hospital, in New Westminster, B.C., on Sunday, November 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. records deadliest weekend of COVID-19 pandemic with 46 deaths; more than 2,300 cases

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provides COVID-19 update

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
B.C. researchers launch study to test kids, young adults for COVID-19 antibodies

Kids and youth can often be asymptomatic carriers of the novel coronavirus

A sign is seen this past summer outside the Yunesit’in Government office west of Williams Lake reminding visitors and members to stay safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
B.C. First Nation leaders await privacy commissioner decision on COVID-19 information

Release of life-saving data cannot wait, says coalition of First Nations

MLA Jennifer Whiteside is B.C.’s new minister of education. She is speaking out against Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld and asking him to resign. (Black Press)
New education minister calls on Chilliwack trustee to resign

Whiteside echoes former minister’s promise to look at options to remove Barry Neufeld

Peter Beckett. ~ File photo
Supreme Court of Canada to decide if it will hear appeal in 2010 wife murder trial

Peter Beckett has stood trial twice for murder in connection with the death of his wife, Laura Letts-Beckett

Tabor Home in Abbotsford. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
B.C.’s largest COVID-19 care-home outbreak records 19 deaths, 147 cases

Tabor Home in Abbotsford has been battling outbreak since Nov. 4

Ash and Lisa Van carry a freshly cut Christmas tree while wearing personal protective masks at a Christmas Tree Farm in Egbert, Ontario, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Cole Burston
‘Everyone wants a tree and they want it now’: Christmas tree sales on pace for record

Anticipated demand for Christmas trees has sparked a rush by some to purchase more trees wholesale

Business groups have been advocating for years that local approvals for construction in B.C. are too long and restricted, and that B.C.’s outdates sales tax deter business investment. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. residents worried about COVID-19 deficit, business survey finds

Respondents support faster local approvals, value added tax

Most Read