Jun 14, 2014, 1:03 AM EDT
Defenseman Alec Martinez isn’t even close to being one of the biggest names on the deep and talented Kings and he didn’t get a lot of minutes in the playoffs, but he will go down as the man who scored the double-overtime goal that earned Los Angeles its second Stanley Cup in three years.
You can see that historic play again below:
He scored five goals in the 2014 playoffs and three of them proved to be game-winners. What’s more, this is the second time he ended a series after scoring the Game 7 overtime winner against the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference Final.
Despite that, he was humble in his postgame interview, portraying himself as a guy who was at the right place at the right time after his teammates did the heavy lifting. He certainly didn’t score this goal on his own, but after a long game and with all the pressure on him, he had the clarity to execute when his team needed him the most.
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