LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles Kings tonight claimed the first Stanley Cup in their 45-season history, winning the championship of the National Hockey League by defeating the New Jersey Devils, 6-1 at Staples
Center, winning the best-of-seven final, four games to two.
The Kings scored three goals during a five-minute power play in the first period and Jonathan Quick stopped 17 of 18 shots to lead the Kings to the victory.
Quick was named as the recipient of the Conn Smythe Trophy as the mostvaluable player during the playoffs.
New Jersey defenseman Steve Bernier was assessed a five-minute major for boarding Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi 10 minutes, 10 seconds into the first period and received a mandatory game misconduct.
Dustin Brown scored the Kings’ first goal 53 seconds after the penalties off assists by Drew Doughty and Mike Richards. Unlike a two-minute minor penalty, the Devils remained short-handed and Jeff Carter scored the second
goal at 12:45 of the first period, with Brown and Richards being credited with assists.
Trevor Lewis scored nine seconds before the expiration of the major penalty, off assists by Dwight King and Doughty .