Martinez Scores in Double Overtime: Kings Capture Cup
Mike Jafari Reporting
LOS ANGELES, CA (WGR 550) -- The Los Angeles Kings won their second Stanley Cup in three seasons with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers in Game five Friday night.
Alec Martinez was the hero in game five when he beat Henrik Lundqvist off a rebound in the second overtime. Chris Kreider and Brian Boyle were the Ranger scorers, while Marian Gaborik and Justin Williams were the other Kings who lit the lamp.
Williams was also the recipient of the Conn Smythe trophy as he put together an MVP performance with 9 goals and 25 points in 26 playoff games. Some notable Sabre ties to the Stanley Cup champions are former defensman Robyn Regehr and forward Jordan Nolan, who is the son of Head Coach Ted Nolan.
The Kings were the first team in NHL history to win three game sevens on the road defeating the San Jose Sharks, Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks on their way to the Stanley Cup.
Now that the NHL season is officially over, the next event will be the NHL Entry Draft June 27th-28th. The Buffalo Sabres hold the second overall pick. Stay tuned to WGR 550 for the latest leading up draft day.