Kings Of The Ice [VIDEO]
After giving the Devils a little momentum and confidence in Games 4 and 5, the Los Angeles Kings returned home to Staples Center on Monday and erupted for third power play goals in the first period, skating to a 6-1 Game 6 victory to claim the franchise’s first Stanley Cup with a 4-2 series win.
Jonathan Quick was magnificent again in goal stopping 17 of New Jersey’s 18 shot attempts, claiming the Conn Smyth Trophy with a .946 save percentage in 19 games this postseason, and making the Kings the first eight-seed to win the Cup.
Dustin Brown started the scoring with his eighth goal of the playoffs, followed by the first of two Jeff Carter tallies on the night.
Trevor Lewis scored twice as well, his second and third of the playoffs, including an empty netter in the closing minutes. Matt Greene also beat Devils net-minder Marty Brodeur, who allowed five goals on 24 shot attempts.
Brodeur’s Game 6 save percentage of .792 marked just this second time in the New Jersey’s Cup-run that the 40-year-old goalie saved less than 80-percent of the shots he faced.
Adam Henrique had the Devils’ lone goal in the second period, making a 4-1 game.