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Justin Williams brings Stanley Cup success to Capitals

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) New Washington Capitals right wing Justin Williams says a lot of little things go into winning a Game 7. The Capitals are looking to Williams to add some zest and help them change their playoff fortunes. Washington signed Williams, formerly of the Los Angeles Kings, to $6.5 million, two year contract on July 1. ''It's a goal here or there, it's a blocked shot...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

'Mr. Game 7' comes to the team that needs him most

To say Justin Williams has given it his all in Game 7's over the course of his career is almost an understatement. Williams, who signed a two-year, $6.5 million contract on July 1 with the Washington Capitals, has played in seven Game 7's in his 14-year career. His teams have gone 7-0. "I have good numbers, but it's obviously a product of the teams I've played on," Williams said...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Trotz upbeat about Capitals' offseason moves

WASHINGTON (AP) In his first season as Washington's coach, Barry Trotz led the Capitals back to the playoffs and guided them within a win of their first conference finals in 17 years. Trotz displayed that same motivational ability in a well-received speech on Tuesday at the National Press Club. The coach described his path from undersized, undrafted 20-year-old defenseman hopeful...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: July 6th, 2015

  Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.  It’s more fun than blowing your finger(s) off this weekend. ‘Murica   THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – So apparently the Pens were involved in some kind of trade over the free agent frenzy???? Here is a quick Kessel run…made in 12 parsecs *groan* – Dave Molinari breaks down...
Via The Pensblog
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps free agency period summary update

It has been a helluva three days for the Washington Capitals and GM Brian MacLellan.  MacLellan entered free agency preaching a hesitation approach, mostly due to salary cap constraints handed down from MacLellan’s predecessor, former Caps GM George McPhee.   What transpired was a continual approach by MacLellan to remake the roster, the culture, and the direction  of the Capitals...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Goodbye Mr. Game 7: Justin Williams leaves Kings for Capitals (VIDEO)

Goodbye Mr. Game 7. Forward Justin Williams, who won two Stanley Cups with the LA Kings, signed a two-year, $6.5-million contract with the Washington Capitals late Wednesday night. At 33-years-old, Williams scored 18 goals (41 points) in 81 games during the 2014-15 NHL season. He also won a Cup with Carolina in 2006 and the Conn Smyte Trophy in 2014. He earned the nickname 'Mr. Game...
Via Fox Sports West
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues: Take a chance on Martin St. Louis?

Now that my preferred target, Justin Williams, has signed with the Washington Capitals for a modest 2 years/6.5 million, my eyes are set on other players for the St. Louis Blues to seek out. Phil Kessel was traded to Pittsburgh, so that takes his 8 million per year off the board as well. Joel Ward is intriguing and is a member of the Williams gritty playoff breed, but according to...
Via STLSportsMinute
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Caps sign Justin Williams, Lose Mike Green

In a surprising late night signing, the Washington Capitals have landed likely the best remaining unrestricted free agent forward, Justin Williams, on a two-year deal for $6.5 million.  With Williams, the Caps landed the top six forward that was coveted by GM Brian MacLellan.  MacLellan made clear after this season ended that a top six forward was a top priority, but hinted that...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals sign Justin Williams to 2-year, $6.5 million contract

  The Washington Capitals were busy on the opening day of NHL free agency on Wednesday. But the biggest move was veteran defenseman Mike Green agreeing to a three-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings. He departs after 10 seasons with Washington, the team that drafted him in the first round in 2004. And late Wednesday, the team announced it signed three-time Stanley Cup winner Justin...
Via AP on Fox
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues: Justin Williams is the answer

Good afternoon St. Louis Blues fans. I am here to tell you that Los Angeles Kings right winger Justin Williams is the answer to the Blues postseason nightmares. If the Blues are the scared child in the bed worried about the monster in the postseason closet, Williams is the one who turns on the light and says it’ll be alright. I know what you are thinking. Williams only mustered...
Via STLSportsMinute
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings: The difference one year can make

It was one year ago today, on June 13th of 2014, when the Los Angeles Kings lifted their second Stanley Cup in three seasons. The Kings defeated the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup Final 4-1 and were able to win the franchise’s second Championship. It was a great time for the Kings’ organization and the mark that the Kings had the potential to become what is the equivalent...
Via isportsweb.com
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Williams loves the LA Kings, but open to playing elsewhere

Justin Williams will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1st and to date his future looks pretty cloudy. Williams, 33, may be at a crossroads in his career as the LA Kings look to squeeze in numerous players despite minimal room under the salary cap. What does Williams want to do at this stage of his career? He loves the LA Kings, but he’s open to playing for a winner. Via...
Via Bloguin Best
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Williams loves the LA Kings, but open to playing elsewhere

Justin Williams will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1st and to date his future looks pretty cloudy. Williams, 33, may be at a crossroads in his career as the LA Kings look to squeeze in numerous players despite minimal room under the salary cap. What does Williams want to do at this stage of his career? He loves the LA Kings, but he’s open to playing for a winner. Via...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: Kings beat Red Wings 1-0 for 8th straight win

Jonathan Quick posted his fourth shutout of the season, Justin Williams scored a power-play goal early, and the surging Los Angeles Kings beat the Detroit Red Wings 1-0 Tuesday night for their eighth straight victory. The defending Stanley Cup champions handed the Red Wings their third shutout loss of the season. Quick, who has allowed just five goals in the last five games, increased...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Williams scores pair of goals, Kings double up Lightning

  Justin Williams had two goals and the Los Angeles Kings got a rare road win, beating the Lightning 4-2 on Saturday and snapping Tampa Bay's franchise-record 10-game home winning streak. Tyler Toffoli and Drew Doughty also scored for the Kings, who had lost four in a row on the road and are 6-12-6 overall away from home. Robyn Regehr ended an eight-game point drought with two assists...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: Williams scores 2 goals in Kings' win over Lightning

Justin Williams had two goals and the Los Angeles Kings got a rare road win, beating the Lightning 4-2 on Saturday and snapping Tampa Bay's franchise-record 10-game home winning streak. Tyler Toffoli and Drew Doughty also scored for the Kings, who had lost four in a row on the road and are 6-12-6 overall away from home. Robyn Regehr ended an eight-game point drought with two assists...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Williams scores 2 goals, Kings beat Lightning 4-2

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Justin Williams had two goals and the Los Angeles Kings got a rare road win, beating the Lightning 4-2 on Saturday and snapping Tampa Bay's franchise-record 10-game home winning streak. Tyler Toffoli and Drew Doughty also scored for the Kings, who had lost four in a row on the road and are 6-12-6 overall away from home. Robyn Regehr ended an eight-game point drought...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning fall behind early, suffer rare home loss against Kings

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Justin Williams had two goals and the Los Angeles Kings got a rare road win, beating the Lightning 4-2 on Saturday and snapping Tampa Bay's franchise-record 10-game home winning streak. Tyler Toffoli and Drew Doughty also scored for the Kings, who had lost four in a row on the road and are 6-12-6 overall away from home. Robyn Regehr ended an eight-game point drought...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: Williams scores 2 goals in Kings' win over Lightning

Justin Williams had two goals and the Los Angeles Kings got a rare road win, beating the Lightning 4-2 on Saturday and snapping Tampa Bay's franchise-record 10-game home winning streak. Tyler Toffoli and Drew Doughty also scored for the Kings, who had lost four in a row on the road and are 6-12-6 overall away from home. Robyn Regehr ended an eight-game point drought with two assists...
Via Fox Sports West
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

RECAP: Kings score 2 late goals to rally past Canucks, 3-2

Justin Williams and Jarret Stoll scored 53 seconds apart late in the third period to rally the Los Angeles Kings past the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Thursday night. Williams tied the game on a power-play goal with 2:07 left before Stoll scored the winner with 1:14 to go. Dwight King had the other goal for Los Angeles, which got 14 saves from Jonathan Quick. Radim Vrbata had a goal...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Kings score twice within a minute late in 3rd to rally past Canucks

  Justin Williams and Jarret Stoll scored 53 seconds apart late in the third period to rally the Los Angeles Kings past the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Thursday night. Williams tied the game on a power-play goal with 2:07 left before Stoll scored the winner with 1:14 to go. Dwight King had the other goal for Los Angeles, which got 14 saves from Jonathan Quick. Radim Vrbata had a goal...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Kings Injury Update: Justin Williams will not play Thursday after receiving a high stick

Los Angeles Kings forward Justin Williams will be out of the lineup on Thursday night when the Kings take on the New York Islanders due to blurred vision in his right eye. As reported by The Score, Williams suffered the eye injury after taking a high stick close to his eye in the teams 3-1 win over the Dallas Stars yesterday. #492348383 / gettyimages.com With Williams scheduled...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF/Reverse GIF: What in the hell was Darryl Sutter doing after the Malkin/Williams scrap?

Justin Williams and Evgeni Malkin had a dust-up in Thursday nights Penguins-Kings game. Darryl Sutter is crazy, and this was his immediate reaction:   Reverse time: New GIF setting: Palindrome   Get down boy, go head, get down.
Via The Pensblog
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 Greatest Conn Smyth Winners

Top 5 Greatest Conn Smythe Winners Follow me on Twitter @cheeseheader90 The Conn Smythe trophy is awarded to the MVP of the NHL playoffs and over the years, there have been some questionable choices for the award. Justin Williams comes to mind from this year Stanley Cup winning Los Angeles Kings. I’m trying not to sewer Williams or anything because he had a terrific playoff with...
Via Puckrant.com
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings earn $3.75 million for Cup win

The Los Angeles Kings will be taking home a nice chunk of change along with their new Stanley Cup rings. Thanks to an updated collective bargaining agreement which raised the amount of playoff payouts, the teams competing for the Cup divide up $13 million. As the champions, the Kings earn the largest slice and are able to divvy up $3.75 million as they see fit. Here’s the total...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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