Kings Take Stanley Cup by Finishing Off Rangers in 2 Overtimes

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Goalie Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers sits on the ice after Alec Martinez of the Los Angeles Kings scored the game-winning goal in double overtime to win 3-2 in Game Five of the 2014 Stanley Cup finals in Los Angeles, California, on June 13, 2014. Close

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Goalie Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers sits on the ice after Alec Martinez of the Los Angeles Kings scored the game-winning goal in double overtime to win 3-2 in Game Five of the 2014 Stanley Cup finals in Los Angeles, California, on June 13, 2014.

Alec Martinez scored with five minutes left in the second overtime period and the Los Angeles Kings defeated the New York Rangers 3-2 to capture their second Stanley Cup title in three years.

The Kings, who won three overtime games at home in the finals, captured the best-of-seven National Hockey League championship series four games to one.

Martinez, who scored the overtime goal in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals as the Kings defeated the Chicago Blackhawks and moved on to the Stanley Cup finals, knocked a rebound past Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist for the winning score that set off a wild celebration on the ice at the Staples Center.

“Fortunately, the rebound came to me and I put it in,” Matinez said in a television interview. “We just had to dig deep and keep grinding.”

The Kings’ Marian Gaborik scored on a power play eight minutes into the third period to tie the game 2-2 and send it into overtime. It was his 14th goal this postseason.

Chris Kreider and Brian Boyle had scored in a four-minute span late in the second period to give the Rangers a 2-1 lead as New York tried to stay alive in the series.

Kreider scored on a power play with 4 1/2 minutes remaining in the period to tie the game 1-1, and Boyle added a shorthanded goal with 30 seconds left before the break.

Justin Williams, who was chosen the series Most Valuable Player, slid a rebound through a pile of players and between the skates of Lundqvist for the Kings’ first goal six minutes into the game.

The Kings, who didn’t hold a lead in the series until the first period of Game 3, became the first team to win two Stanley Cup titles in a three-year span since the Detroit Red Wings repeated as champions in 1997 and 1998.

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