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NHL Stanley Cup Finals

Season 59 Episode 6

Game 6 - New Jersey at Los Angeles (2012)

Aired Saturday 7:00 PM Jun 11, 2012 on CBC
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Game 6 - New Jersey at Los Angeles (2012)

Game 6 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals between the New Jersey Devils and the Los Angeles Kings from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Final Score: New Jersey 1 Los Angeles 6
Los Angeles wins Stanley Cup 4-2

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  • The Wait is Over

    As far as Finals go, this wasn't the most compelling, but for fans of the Kings who have been waiting since 1967 for a championship, it will never be forgotten. The Kings are improbable and most worthy champions. From a stunningly easy five game win over the defending conference champion and President's Trophy winning Canucks, to a four-game dismantling of an excellent St. Louis Blues club, to a gritty win over the determined Phoenix Coyotes and culminating in a solid Finals victory in which they were best team, Los Angeles left nothing to doubt.

    They were the best team in the playoffs from start to finish. Most years there are at least one or two teams that can rightfully say that but for a missed call here or a lucky bounce there, they could be champions. There is no one that came remotely close to defeating the Western Conference's #8 seed. L.A. stands out head and shoulders above the other 15 teams with a dominating playoff we haven't the likes of since the 1980's.

    Most years, we look back on the playoffs in most sports and realize that the champion barely made it. Last year, Boston had to defeat Montreal in overtime of Game 7 just to get out of the first round. The Super Bowl champion New York Giants needed a Wes Welker drop to get the ball back for their winning drive. The World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals were twice down to their last strike in Game 6. To win a championship in the parity that is today's sports landscape, it seems that a healthy serving of good fortune is required. On the other hand, the Kings just won - no luck required. All congratulations to the entire organization are in order.moreless
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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Final Score
      New Jersey 1 Los Angeles 6
      Los Angeles wins Stanley Cup 4-2

    • The victory improved the Los Angeles Kings' franchise record in Stanley Cup Finals to 1-1.
      The loss dropped the New Jersey Devils' franchise record in Stanley Cup Finals to 3-2.

    • Los Angeles Kings Goaltender Jonathan Quick won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

    • This was the 18th consecutive Stanley Cup Finals game in which the team scoring first won, a streak dating back to Game 1 of the 2010 Finals between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Philadelphia Flyers. Chicago won that game 6-5 despite surrendering the game's first tally.

    • The Los Angeles Kings are the first #8 seed in playoff history to win the Stanley Cup. The only other #8 seed to make it to the Finals was the 2006 Edmonton Oilers, who lost in seven games to the Carolina Hurricanes.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • (on their goaltender and Conn Smythe Trophy winner Jonathan Quick)
      Los Angeles Defenseman Drew Doughty: He's unbelievable. ... We lost so many games by one goal and won so many games by one goal, and that was always due to his hard work and how well he was playing.
      Los Angeles Center Jarret Stoll: He works so hard to find pucks. Maybe you think, 'How the heck did see that puck? How did he find that thing?' He's all over the net. You watch him on replays when the iso-cam's on him and he's constantly moving and his legs are so strong. He's so flexible, so athletic that he can get into so many positions in that crease and make saves. We've seen it time and time again where he can come up with these saves and calm our team down, keep the game 0-0, keep the game 1-0 for us, whatever the case may be. He does it game-in and game-out. That's the other thing that's surprising - the consistency he has in his game. There's no valleys, there's no dips in his game. He's playing on another planet.

    • New Jersey Left Winger Zach Parise: You don't give yourself a lot of room for error, finding yourselves in a pretty deep hole. It's hard, but we really felt like could get back in this and force a Game 7. We did give our best, but we just came up a bit short, unfortunately.

    • Scott Oake: What do you think you've proven in your journey?
      Los Angeles Left Winger Dustin Penner: I guess you could say I've proven a lot of people wrong. The most important thing is to believe in yourself. You hear it again but, if you don't believe in yourself no one else will either.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Interviews:
      Pregame: New Jersey Head Coach Peter DeBoer, Los Angeles Head Coach Darryl Sutter
      First Intermission: Los Angeles Defenseman Drew Doughty
      Second Intermission: Actor Matthew Perry

    • Lineups
      New Jersey Devils
      Steve Bernier RW
      Martin Brodeur G
      Ryan Carter C
      David Clarkson RW
      Patrik Elias LW
      Mark Fayne D
      Stephen Gionta RW
      Andy Greene D
      Johan Hedberg G
      Adam Henrique C
      Ilya Kovalchuk RW
      Zach Parise LW (Team Captain)
      Alexei Ponikarovsky LW
      Bryce Salvador D
      Petr Sykora RW
      Henrik Tallinder D
      Anton Volchenkov D
      Travis Zajac C
      Marek Zidlicky D
      Dainius Zubrus C
      Los Angeles Kings
      Jonathan Bernier G
      Dustin Brown RW (Team Captain)
      Jeff Carter C
      Drew Doughty D
      Colin Fraser C
      Simon Gagne LW
      Matt Greene D
      Dwight King LW
      Anze Kopitar C
      Trevor Lewis C
      Alec Martinez D
      Willie Mitchell D
      Jordan Nolan C
      Dustin Penner LW
      Jonathan Quick G
      Mike Richards C
      Rob Scuderi D
      Jarret Stoll C
      Viatcheslav Voynov D
      Justin Williams RW

    • Head Coaches:
      New Jersey: Peter DeBoer (0-1 in Cup Finals)
      Los Angeles: Darryl Sutter (1-1 in Cup Finals)