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added 6:15pm, added official release from the Kings below...
Alec Martinez just scored the game-winning goal in double overtime.
The NHL posted the players and coaches' presser transcripts after the Chicago Blackhawks lost Game 7 to the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday night, but the videos might better convey the tone of their comments.
First, Hawks coach Joel Quenneville took to the podium...
Then Kings coach Darryl Sutter was hilariously awkward as usual, while wearing a suit two sizes too big...
It was wild and woolly, but the Stanley Cup Final will not include a team attempting to earn a back-to-back Stanley Cup championship. The Los Angeles Kings defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in OT--in a bizarre and entertaining game--and as such, the Kings will play the Rangers in the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday.
Tyler Toffoli gets the tip-in goal off Nick Leddy as well. --Scratch that, Tyler Toffoli insisted to the CBC's Cassie Campbell that he did not touch it, so it was Alec Martinez off of Nick Leddy.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to terms on a new two-year contract with defenseman Alec Martinez, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
Martinez, who turns 26 years old on July 26, appeared in 27 games for the Kings this past season, recording five points (1-4=5) and 10 penalty minutes. Martinez also played in seven of the Kings’ 18 postseason games, recording two assists and eight penalty minutes.
Martinez has played his entire four-year NHL career with the Kings, appearing in 142 regular season contests (12-21=33) and 38 penalty minutes plus 33 postseason games. The 6-1, 206-pound native of Rochester Hills, Michigan, was originally selected by the Kings in the fourth round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with defenseman Alec Martinez, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
Martinez, who turns 24 on July 26, recorded 16 points (5-11=16) and 18 penalty minutes in 60 regular season games with the Kings in 2010-11. He appeared in all six postseason games with the Kings, recording one assist and two penalty minutes. Martinez also suited up for 20 regular season games with the American Hockey League’s Manchester Monarchs in 2010-11 and had 16 points (5-11=16) and 14 penalty minutes.
Among NHL rookie defensemen last season Martinez was tied for sixth in goals, 10th in assists, eighth in points, fifth in plus-minus (+11), eighth in shots (74) and ninth in hits (69).
Note: Martinez was originally scheduled for salary arbitration hearing on July 27
Update 5:21pm ET: From Helene Elliott via Twitter—
Alec Martinez contract w/Kings is $737,500 per year for two years.