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Video: Martinez humble after scoring Cup-winning goal

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.

  1. 1cupin74years - Jun 14, 2014 at 1:13 AM

    Eh, congrats to Martinez and the Kings, but really this was all part of the Ranger plan. Rangers beat the Capitals 5-0 in game 7 of the quarterfinals last year. What else is left? You know? That’s victory, or, at least the way our fans see it….

  2. idonthavethebloodyoucrave - Jun 14, 2014 at 1:23 AM

    “I’m just the benefactor of a delicious rebound from the Rebound King.” – Alec Martinez

    • 1cupin74years - Jun 14, 2014 at 1:27 AM

      RAGS = CHOKE

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Jun 14, 2014 at 1:44 AM

      Should we bother to mention that what he meant was beneficiary? Naah. Especially since by nabbing the rebound and scoring he really was both benefactor and beneficiary.

    • krebsy34 - Jun 14, 2014 at 1:04 PM

      You seem to not get the point, as in “Tears of heartbreak” article.

      The rebound was forced by the initial shot. Shooting to the far post, on the ice, is more than likely going to give you a rebound to the back door. The angle of the initial shot will have everything to do with where the rebound can be placed.

      If you don’t realize that it was a perfectly executed play by the Kings then you don’t know much about hockey.

      • krebsy34 - Jun 14, 2014 at 1:04 PM

        Talking about the comments by bloodyoucrave and myself in the article mentioned.

      • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - Jun 14, 2014 at 1:45 PM

        Doesn’t take perfection to beat The Rebound King!

      • krebsy34 - Jun 14, 2014 at 3:59 PM

        So you’re saying your teams play was not executed perfectly? Your lack of hockey knowledge had been proven.

  3. blomfeld - Jun 14, 2014 at 1:38 AM

    WE’VE ‘DONE IT’ FRIENDS !!! :) :) :)

    Alec bien hecho y gracias por permanecer ‘humildes’ dónde los otros tenderían a jactarse … el nuestro eran ‘siempre’ un equipo de destino y esta noche atestiguar a aquel … somos ‘los mejores’ mi amigo, tan por favor disfrute de este logro ‘glorioso’ juntos con sus compañeros! :)

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

    and never forget friends … Como La Flor ! :)

    • 1cupin74years - Jun 14, 2014 at 1:43 AM

      I hate you so much. But hey, at least the Rags didn’t win!

  4. nothanksimdriving123 - Jun 14, 2014 at 1:42 AM

    Great goal to end a classic game, scored by the 17th player ever to end the season by denting the twine. The list includes 8 Hall of Famers, such as Bobby Orr, Henri Richard and Jacques Lemaire. Congrats!

  5. snipedanglecelly13 - Jun 14, 2014 at 1:52 AM

    That was one juicy rebound

    • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - Jun 14, 2014 at 10:06 AM

      Everyone wanted to know what Henry was the “King” of and now we all know …


  6. rbbbaron - Jun 14, 2014 at 2:28 AM

    “benefactor”…judging by his choice of words, I’d say he was still in a haze during that interview

  7. ketch20too - Jun 14, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    After all of his giveaways during the course of the game, glad he could net the winner

  8. vstar1us - Jun 14, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    I am a diehard Wild fan, but I am happy for the Kings! Martinez first class

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