Stanley Cup Playoffs 2014

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Champions again

Thanks to Alec Martinez's double overtime goal, the Los Angeles Kings are Stanley Cup Champions for the second time in three years.

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2014 vs. 2012: How LA's Cup wins differ

The Kings' 2012 Stanley Cup run was impressive for its efficiency, but 2014 was an improbable uphill battle that will be remembered for a long time.

2014 vs. 2012: How LA's Cup wins differ

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The Kings' 2012 Stanley Cup run was impressive for its efficiency, but 2014 was an improbable uphill battle that will be remembered for a long time.

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The Kings are the blueprint

The Kings are Stanley Cup champions for the second time in three seasons, and have been a model franchise in the salary cap era.

The Kings are the blueprint

The Kings are Stanley Cup champions for the second time in three seasons, and have been a model franchise in the salary cap era.

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Justin Williams has always been damn good

Justin Williams isn't just a wonderful big-game player, he's a wonderful player in every game. His Conn Smythe Trophy doesn't change that, it simply validates it.

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Justin Williams has always been damn good

Justin Williams isn't just a wonderful big-game player, he's a wonderful player in every game. His Conn Smythe Trophy doesn't change that, it simply validates it.

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Darryl Sutter's face hoists the Stanley Cup

Here are 8 photos of Darryl Sutter with the Stanley Cup. Unfortunately, you can only use one as your phone wallpaper at a time.

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Pearson, Toffoli dominating NYR's top defenders

The Los Angeles Kings' two young forwards, Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli, are dominating the Rangers' best defensive pairing. They should look to take advantage of that in Game 5.

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Lundqvist 'king' again in Game 4

The Rangers have a long road ahead trailing 3-1 to the Kings, but on Wednesday night, Henrik Lundqvist rediscovered his form.

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Thanks to pile of snow, Rangers avoid sweep

The New York Rangers have a pile of snow to thank for their season being extended for at least one more game.

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The Hockey Gods ruin LA's party plans

The Kings had their family in town and the champagne waiting, but the Hockey Gods were not ready for the 2014 Stanley Cup Final to end.

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Kings 1 win away, and Quick is the reason

He's been viewed as the Kings' one weakness this playoff run, but on Monday night, Jonathan Quick was undoubtedly Los Angeles' best player.

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McSorley, Hull and 8 infamous Cup Final moments

The New York Rangers lost Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on a brutal turnover by Dan Girardi. But as bad as it was, it's far from the worst thing that has happened in a Stanley Cup Final game.

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5 things that will decide Stanley Cup Final

Dan Rubenstein runs down the five key matchups that will ultimately lead to either the Kings or Rangers raising the cup.

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