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‘Let’s make a point not to do that again,’ says Williams of Kings’ historic comeback

May 1, 2014, 1:14 AM EDT

Drew Doughty AP

The L.A. Kings, Stanley Cup champions from two years ago and Western Conference finalists in 2013, completed history on Wednesday. As if there was any doubt they would, right?

The Kings defeated the San Jose Sharks by a final score of 5-1 in Game 7 of that Western Conference first-round series, completing a historic comeback by winning the last four games of the series after falling behind 3-0 and forced to the brink of elimination.

They fell behind in the deciding game, but fought their way back. And now a date against the Anaheim Ducks – oh, this should be fun – awaits the Kings in the second round.

“Let’s make it a point not to do that again. It was really hard,” said Kings’ forward Justin Williams of the feat, as per Greg Beacham of The Associated Press.

The Kings become only the fourth team in NHL history to complete a comeback from down 3-0 in a best-of-seven series. The Philadelphia Flyers in 2010 were the last team to do such a thing. That team also had Jeff Carter and Mike Richards, who now play for the Kings.

A good deal of credit has to go to Jonathan Quick, who was spectacular in goal again in Game 7, making several key saves when the game was tied 1-1 in the second period. Perhaps none bigger than this glove stop off Patrick Marleau.

  1. nightfireop - May 1, 2014 at 1:26 AM

    good call justin, in the meantime…enjoy the win; but get back to work tmrw. on to the ducks!

  2. blomfeld - May 1, 2014 at 1:33 AM

    Como La Flor …

    WE DID IT FRIENDS !!! :)

    Victory, joy, emotion … that’s all I have to say tonight !

    GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!

    • cybernetikghost - May 1, 2014 at 1:56 AM

      Was the Jennifer Lopez one the only version youtube had?

    • mangoman1966 - May 1, 2014 at 11:52 AM

      All hail the great seer Blomfield. Pens and rangers. What say you oh great one

      • mangoman1966 - May 1, 2014 at 11:59 AM

        Field feld. Whatever

      • blomfeld - May 1, 2014 at 11:18 PM

        You’re too kind …

        truth is friend, that which will be is ‘there’ clearly for all of us to see … yes sir, just as sure as the good Lord asks Mister Sun to get up at the crack of dawn ‘each & every’ morning, rain or shine ! :) … with all kidding aside, I’d say ‘flightless’ birds in seven …

  3. canucks30 - May 1, 2014 at 1:34 AM

    2 Stanley Cups and 59 points in 96 career playoff games.

    Justin Williams has very quietly put together a pretty darn good career.

    He’s money in game 7’s too.

  4. seitz26 - May 1, 2014 at 1:38 AM

    Doughty, Kopitar, and Quick. Overt the last four games, the Kings best players were their best players. Marleau? Thornton? That was the difference.

  5. Professor Fate - May 1, 2014 at 1:42 AM

    Yes, please, Justin & Co. If you don’t show up until game 4 against Anaheim you likely won’t be repeating this scenario.

  6. 950003cups - May 1, 2014 at 2:15 AM

    Awesome job.

  7. charlieconway96 - May 1, 2014 at 4:59 AM

    I’ve spoken to my doctor, he confirmed that my heart cannot handle this type of stress anymore. That said, victory tastes oh so sweet.

    • titansrbeast - May 1, 2014 at 5:36 AM

      Hah, imagine the stress that comes with BLOWING THE ******* SERIES!

      Good comeback though ; P

  8. aldog83 - May 1, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    WOW.

    Sharks great team.

    Proud to be a KINGS fan!

    Ducks Kings!

    No love lost. Should be a bloodbath.

    GKG!

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