Originally posted on fanz.com  |  Last updated 6/12/12

They were the five minutes that changed 45 years.

Five minutes responsible for finally releasing and unleashing 41/2 decades of franchise frustration. The five minutes that helped lift the Kings to their first Stanley Cup as they defeated the New Jersey Devils, 6-1, on Monday night in Game 6, winning the best-of-seven series, four games to two.

And so, it will be Steve Bernier becoming part of Kings' lore and Stanley Cup history. Not Jonathan Bernier, the Kings' backup goalie, but Steve Bernier, a fourth-line forward for the Devils. Bernier took a five-minute boarding major, knocking Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi into the boards, face-first, in the first period.

Turning point would be an understatement. On the ensuing five-minute major, the Kings scored three times. This was the same team that scored six power-play goals in the first three rounds of the playoffs.

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