Another thrilling Stanley Cup Playoffs journey has come and gone. The Kings are the kings once again, winning what was arguably the most competitive five-game Finals series ever. This was another incredible postseason with some spectacular plays. What were the best of the best? Let’s count down the top five.
- 5. Pavel Datsyuk’s magnificent goal vs Boston. This was complete wizardry from one of the best stick-handlers to ever play the game. Datsyuk dragged and weaved and somehow found a way through the Boston defense to score an incredible goal.
- 4. Colorado Avalanche’s tic-tac-goal vs Minnesota. The Colorado Avalanche have a bright future for years to come, and this play was proof. Nathan MacKinnon goes through the legs to Paul Stastny, who passes it to Gabriel Landeskog for the goal. Incredible teamwork and a great goal.
- 3. Patrick Kane’s series winner vs Minnesota. The Wild were able to outlast Colorado, but they were on the short end of another top play when Patrick Kane ended their season. Fantastic play by Kane in the clutch.
- 2. Henrik Lundqvist’s twisting blocker save. Doc Emrick’s call says it all on this play. The best announcer in the business went crazy when the best goalie in the playoffs somehow stopped this puck from going in against Montreal.
- 1. Alec Martinez’s goal wins the Kings the Cup. In double overtime of Game 5, Alec Martinez did it again. He won the Western Conference Finals for LA with a goal, then he won the Stanley Cup for them as well. What a playoffs, what a year.