The Los Angeles Kings ended the longest postseason in franchise history with the longest game they had ever played. Thanks to Alec Martinez and one beautiful rebound goal, they finished as champions again. Martinez scored 14:43 into the second overtime, and the Kings won the Stanley Cup for the second time in three years with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 5 on Friday night.
I just saw there was a loose puck in my own end and I just tried to get it in our forwards’ hands and Toffoli a great shot.
The Los Angeles Kings’ Alec Martinez
The Kings raised the Stanley Cup just over seven weeks after they faced a 3-0 first-round series deficit against San Jose. Los Angeles confidently won four straight elimination games to become the fourth team in NHL history to rally from that deficit, and then won two more elimination games in a second-round series against local rival Anaheim.
The New York Rangers are a hell of a hockey team. We knew it was going to be a tough series.