Originally written on Rock the Red  |  Last updated 11/19/14
The Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup on Monday night, defeating in New Jersey Devils inside Staples Center to capture the first championship in franchise history. Taking advantage of a five minute major for boarding handed to Steve Bernier in the first period, the Kings scored three goals during the major power play – one each from Dustin Brown, Jeff Carter, and Trevor Lewis.  The Devils never had a chance after that, as the team that had scored first in the Final was 5-0 up to that point.  Carter would score another and Adam Henrique would keep his team from being shut out at the end of the second period, but all that achieved was a bit of dignity.  The Kings would add two more, one into an empty net and one right after Martin Brodeur was replaced, and closed it out with a 6-1 win. Jonathan Quick was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy for playoff MVP, the second consecutive American goaltender to win the award.  Quick, who was the reason the Kings even made the playoffs in the...
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