He’s 24, a second-year NHL player, a defenseman, and, more importantly, a Stanley Cup Finals goal scorer.
Alec Martinez is a few years shy of being a household name, but his goal tonight staged the precedence when that time comes.
The offensive defender six goals (12 points) this regular season and five goals (16 points) the season before.
Here he is getting involved in front of Martin Brodeur and the traffic that led to the goal:
The Kings went on to win 4-0, to take the series lead 3-0.
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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Jeff Carter's blond, scruffy playoff beard is just long enough to obscure the chip on the Los Angeles Kings forward's shoulder.
It reveals itself when talking about his path to Southern California.
"A lot of people were doubting me out there," Carter told reporters at the Toyota Center on Sunday. "I know that. This an opportunity to...
from Kevin Allen of USA Today, Quick had a 22-save shutout in Monday’s 4-0 victory to lower his goals-against average to 1.36 and improve his save percentage to .950.
Quick’s postseason goals-against average is the best recorded by a Stanley Cup Final goalie, with a minimum of 10 games played, since Frank Brimsek’s 1.25 in 12 games for the Boston Bruins in 1939.
Kings fans deserve the Stanley Cup just for their heckling.
As I wrote a few weeks ago, it was very easy for NHL experts and analysts to label the Los Angeles Kings a Cinderella story because of how bad they sucked early on in the season. They were bad enough to get their coach fired and they were bad enough early on that it took a hell of a late season run to avoid missing the playoffs...
While the Los Angeles Kings are poised to win their first Stanley Cup tonight, one passionate hockey man will unfortunately not be able to watch "Doc" Emrick call the game as Fran Rubert, the founder and managing editor of "Center Ice Magazine", lost his valiant battle with cancer on Tuesday. A long time fixture of the Philadelphia hockey community, Fran was just...
Only three NHL teams have rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win a playoff series, and just one - the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs - did it in the Stanley Cup finals.
So the New Jersey Devils will either make history, or soon be history.
With a 4-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings in Game 3 of the finals on Monday night, the Devils were pushed to the brink of elimination after a 102-point...
Stop blaming Dan O'Halloran.
He didn't see the puck. Get over it.
It's not like the refs didn't give the Devils ample opportunities to score. 6 in fact.
The Dustin Penner breeze by that Brodeur did his best Luongo imitation was a joke as well as the slew foot that Koval-choke placed on Quick that was completely ignored by the zebra's.
The fact that...
As player agent Allan Walsh so expertly put it on Twitter, the Los Angeles Kings have “struck while the iron is hot”: According to the Los Angeles Times’ Bill Shakin, the Kings inked a $250 million deal with Fox Sports West, though it isn’t necessarily due to the Kings’ playoff success:
The Kings and Fox Sports have reached agreement on a new television contract, providing...
The Los Angeles Kings contributed half of the $100,000 reward being
offered Wednesday for information leading to the capture of the
person who shot dead a one-year-old boy amid apparent gang warfare
in the city.
By: Mike Luciano (@MikeLuci)
My good friend Michael Stuart is the founder of the hockey website www.betweenthebenches.com and is a revered Los Angeles Kings fan that provides some of the best coverage on not just the Kings but on the ongoing events of the hockey world in general. Writing for different hockey websites, Mike and I have decided to team up for the Stanley Cup Finals...
from Chris Johnston of the CP at the Globe and Mail, The championship series is shifting across the continent to Staples Center and the Kings have a chance to wrap it up on home ice. The eighth-seeded team in the Western Conference has gone an amazing 14-2 in these playoffs, leaving many of their fans with the feeling that the first championship in franchise history is only days...
The Los Angeles Kings took a commanding 3-0 series lead in the Stanley Cup Finals after last night’s 4-0 win over the New Jersey Devils. And to add insult to injury, a few rather creative Kings fans who were seated right behind the Devils’ bench held up huge cardboard heads of ‘Jersey Shore’ cast members.
Well done, Kings fans. Well done indeed.
[NY Daily News]
The Los Angeles Kings are cashing in on their playoff success. The team recently announced that they have reached an agreement with Fox Sports on a new television contract that will keep Kings hockey on Fox Sports West through 2024. In the deal the Kings are guaranteed a sum of approximately $250 million.
The deal, as reported by the LA Times, not only paints a clear picture of...
*stats based on playoffs.
Match-up - Devils (12-8) @ Kings (14-2)
Road/Home records*- 6-4 -------------- 4-2
TV - NBCSN (HD), CBC (HD), RDS (HD)
Puck drop - 8:00 PM ET
Series score - Kings lead 2-0
Projected starting goalies - Martin Brodeur (NJ) vs. Jonathan Quick (LA)
Battle of the stats
Goals for/against per game *
Los Angeles - 2.81 / 1.50
New Jersey - 2.65...
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