Kings Earn Second Stanley Cup In Three Years With Double-OT Game 5 Win

End of Game, Kings Win 3-2

Second Overtime, 14:43, 3-2 Kings: The Kings have won the Stanley Cup! Alec Martinez capitalized on a rebound and the game is over. It’s the second Stanley Cup title in the last three years for Los Angeles.

Here’s a replay of the goal:

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Second Overtime, 10:02, 2-2: We’ve reached the mandatory ice scrape stoppage. Both teams get a much-needed rest.

Second Overtime, 9:17, 2-2: Rangers winger Rick Nash just had a wide open net. Literally, the entire net was open. But his shot was deflected by Slava Voynov’s stick and out of play. It was the best scoring chance of the overtime periods.

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via @MyRegularFace

Second Overtime, 7:43, 2-2: Kings kill off the penalty and receive a thunderous ovation from the home crowd. The Rangers hit the post on their final shot attempt of the power play.

Second Overtime, 5:43, 2-2: The Rangers are going back to the power play after Kyle Clifford boarded Derek Dorsett.

Second Overtime, 5:24, 2-2: The Rangers just had a 2-on-1 with Kevin Klein and Brian Boyle, but Jonathan Quick makes a great save.

Second Overtime, 0:45, 2-2: Kings nearly won.

Second Overtime, 0:01, 2-2: Play has resumed.

End of First Overtime, 2-2

Overtime, 19:20, 2-2: Chris Kreider just had a breakaway and Jonathan Quick made a game-saving stop.

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Overtime, 15:38, 2-2: Henrik Lundqvist just made a save on a shot from the point, then he denied Justin Williams with a great stop on a rebound chance. The Kings are spending a ton of time in the attacking zone but they cannot find the game-winner.

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via @MyRegularFace

Overtime, 13:09, 2-2: Kings winger Tyler Toffoli just hit the crossbar and the game remains tied. Both teams have come within inches of winning in this overtime.

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via @PeteBlackburn

Overtime, 12:15, 2-2: A turnover in the defensive zone gives the Rangers a great scoring chance, but Martin St. Louis’ deflected shot off a pass from Brad Richards at the point missed the net.

Overtime, 10:09, 2-2: Both teams are trading chances as we have reached the mandatory stoppage in play so the rink crew can pick up the excess snow and ice.

Overtime, 5:54, 2-2: We’re back to even strength.

Overtime, 4:24, 2-2: Ryan McDonagh just blasted a slap shot that beat Jonathan Quick but it hit the right post. He started to celebrate but the referee waived it off immediately.

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Overtime, 3:54, 2-2: The Rangers are going on the power play after a hooking penalty by Slava Voynov.

Overtime, 3:45, 2-2: The Rangers nearly won the game when Carl Hagelin deflected a pass by Dominic Moore. Rick Nash had a great scoring chance from the slot but his wrist shot went wide.

Overtime, 2:03, 2-2: Henrik Lundqvist has made three good saves to start this extra period, the last one denied a deflected shot.

Overtime, 0:01, 2-2: Play has resumed.

End of Third Period, 2-2

Jake Muzzin’s slapshot from the left faceoff circle misses the net in the final seconds and we’re headed to overtime. The previous two games played in Los Angeles in this series also went to OT, and the Kings won both of them.

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via @MyRegularFace

The last home team to clinch the Stanley Cup with an OT goal was the New York Islanders in 1980 (Bob Nystrom).

Third Period, 18:00, 2-2: Kings are pressuring the Rangers hard in the attacking zone, trying to find the championship-clincher. Rangers are basically sitting back and just defending.

Third Period, 14:53, 2-2: Mike Richards and Jeff Carter force two turnovers (both by Dan Girardi) in the attacking zone to create scoring chances. Carter’s wrist shot barely missed the crossbar. Kings are creating a ton of offensive-zone pressure and the crowd is giving them a ton of energy.

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via @MyRegularFace

Third Period, 7:56, 2-2: We have a tie game! The former Ranger Marian Gaborik has tied it 2-2 with a power-play goal. It’s his playoff-leading 14th goal.

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via @MyRegularFace

Third Period, 7:39, 2-1 Rangers: Mats Zuccarello is going to the penalty box for tripping Jake Muzzin. The Kings are going back to the power play.

Third Period, 7:25, 2-1 Rangers: Henrik Lundqvist just made an unreal save and then the rebound attempt was shot wide from the slot. Willie Mitchell had a wide open net but King Henrik denied him. Wow.

New York has taken its timeout after Rick Nash iced the puck.

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via @MyRegularFace

Third Period, 6:08, 2-1 Rangers:

Third Period, 5:15, 2-1 Rangers: Surprisingly, the Kings lack energy to start the third period.

Third Period, 0:01, 2-1 Rangers: We’re underway.

End of Second Period, 2-1 Rangers

Notable Stats

Shots: Kings 17-11

Hits: Rangers 21-20

Faceoffs won: Kings 21-20

Power plays: L.A. 0-for-3, New York 1-for-3

Second Period, 19:31, 2-1 Rangers: The Rangers have taken the lead! Brian Boyle made a great move to get around Drew Doughty, then fired a hard, accurate shot to the side netting past Jonathan Quick for a short-handed goal.

Here’s a replay of the goal:

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via @MyRegularFace

Second Period, 17:37, 1-1: The Kings are going on the power play. Dominic Moore was called for hooking.

Second Period, 15:37, 1-1: The Rangers are back in it! Ryan McDonagh was in the right faceoff circle, threaded a pass through the slot that avoided Willie Mitchell and Matt Greene and right to Chris Kreider’s stick. Finally scoring a power-play goal will be a confidence booster for New York.

Here’s a replay of the goal:

via @MyRegularFace

via @MyRegularFace

Second Period, 14:07, 1-0 Kings: Dwight King goes to the penalty box for high stocking. Rangers will get their third power play of the night. They’re 0-for-2 so far.

Second Period, 11:20, 1-0 Kings: Jonathan Quick comes up huge again. He made a stop on a point shot then slid to the left to deny a rebound opportunity by Brian Boyle. The Rangers must get more traffic to the front of the net to beat Quick tonight.

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via @MyRegularFace

Second Period, 9:15, 1-0 Kings: New York has just one shot this period.

Meanwhile, the Kings continue to attack.

Second Period, 7:19, 1-0 Kings: Kings are dominating puck possession and have a 10-7 shots on goal advantage. They are using the cycle game and slick puck movement to maintain offensive-zone possession.

Second Period, 3:50, 1-0 Kings: Jonathan Quick just made two fantastic saves, one on a redirect in the slot and another to the right of his crease. He’s been outstanding tonight with eight saves.

Second Period, 0:50, 1-0 Kings: The penalty is over and we’re back to even strength.

Second Period, 0:01, 1-0 Kings: The period has begun. Rangers still have 48 seconds left on the power play.

End of First Period, 1-0 Kings

Notable Stats

Shots: 7-6 Kings

Hits: 10-8 Kings

Faceoffs won: 9-7 Kings

Power play: L.A. 0-for-2, New York 0-for-1

First Period, 18:48, 1-0 Kings: Drew Doughty erased his team’s power play with a cross check to the back of Derek Stepan. Rangers will begin the second period on a power play.

First Period, 17:34, 1-0 Kings: Benoit Pouliot ran into Jonathan Quick and knocked his mask off. The Kings will get a power play with Pouliot in the box for interference.

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via @MyRegularFace

First Period, 16:00, 1-0 Kings:

First Period, 15:00, 1-0 Kings: Jonathan Quick has brought his A-game tonight. He has four saves so far.

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via @MyRegularFace

First Period, 9:49, 1-0 Kings: Jonathan Quick made a few good saves on the penalty kill and we’re back to even strength.

First Period, 7:49, 1-0 Kings: The Rangers are going on a power play after a penalty by Dustin Brown. A few seconds before the penalty, Martin St. Louis had a great scoring chance but his one-timer from the slot was stopped by Jonathan Quick blocker side.

First Period, 6:04, 1-0 Kings: Justin Williams has scored the first goal on a backhand shot as Henrik Lundqvist had to battle against four or five players in his crease. Williams entered the game as arguably the top Conn Smythe Trophy candidate. Dwight King and Jarret Stoll picked up assists.

Here’s a replay:

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via @MyRegularFace

First Period, 3:44, 0-0: The Kings registered two shots on goal during the power play. We’re back to even strength.

First Period, 1:44, 0-0: Rick Nash is going to the penalty box for hooking. The Kings will get their first power play.

First Period, 0:01, 0-0: We’re underway in Game 5!

8:15 p.m. ET: Starting lineups for both teams:

8:05 p.m. ET: The Stanley Cup has been clinched on the road in five of the past six seasons. The only home team to win the Stanley Cup in that span was 2012 Kings.

7:55 p.m. ET: Update from warmups:

7:05 p.m. ET: The Kings are trying to join this group tonight.

9:30 a.m. ET: The Los Angeles Kings weren’t able to clinch their second Stanley Cup title in three years Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden, but they have a chance to lift the best trophy in sports in front of their home fans Friday night in Game 5.

A strong argument could be made that the Kings were a much better team than the New York Rangers in Game 4. After all, they out-shot the Rangers 15-1 in the third period and had horrible some horrible luck when the puck sat on the goal line twice and didn’t go in.

New York needs another stellar performance from goaltender Henrik Lundqvist to take this series back to MSG. The 32-year-old netminder is 5-0 with a 1.00 goals against average and a .971 save percentage in elimination games this postseason, but he’s 0-2 with eight goals against at Staples Center in this Cup Final.

Will the Kings lift the Cup tonight, or will the Rangers take another step toward becoming the second team to ever win a title after trailing 3-0 in the championship series?

Check back to our live blog for up-to-the-minute score updates, instant analysis and video highlights of goals and other notable plays. Puck drop is scheduled for 8:10 p.m. ET.

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