Los Angeles Kings win hockey's Stanley Cup in double-overtime thriller

Dustin Brown of the L.A. Kings poses with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman after the Kings won the Stanley Cup.

Story highlights

  • The winning goal was scored in the second overtime period
  • Going into the game, the Kings led the series 3-1
  • It's the second Stanley Cup for the Kings in 3 seasons
  • Mayors of L.A., New York wager on outcome
The Los Angeles Kings scored in double overtime Friday night, defeating the New York Rangers 3-2 and winning their second Stanley Cup in three years.
Alec Martinez slapped in the winning goal and the National Hockey League's championship trophy went to the Kings after a thrilling Game 5 at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.
The Kings had to work hard to claim the prize.
Los Angeles took an early lead with a goal by Justin Williams, but the Rangers battled back and tied it with a power-play goal by Chris Kreider late in the second period. Brian Boyle scored again for the Rangers minutes later, making the score 2-1 New York.