Saturday, June 14th, 2014


Kings Defeat Rangers 3-2 in Double Overtime of Game 5 to Win Second Stanley Cup in Three Seasons

“What fun. What a privilege. What a contest between two great teams.” – Doc Emrick

“This one is definitely going down in history as a great team.” – Mike Milbury on Kings

 “We get to enjoy it tonight…we wake up tomorrow, it’s 30 teams starting all over again.” –  Kings Goaltender Jonathan Quick

STAMFORD, Conn. – June 14, 2014 – NBC Sports Group continued its exclusive coverage of the Stanley Cup Final on Friday night with Game 5 between the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers on NBC. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – provided comprehensive streaming coverage of Game 5.

Emmy Award-winning play-by-play broadcaster Mike “Doc” Emrick, analyst Eddie Olczyk, and Emmy Award-winning “Inside the Glass” analyst Pierre McGuire had the call of Game 5 from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif. The Kings defeated the Rangers in double overtime by a score of 3-2 to win their second Stanley Cup in three seasons.

Coverage began at 7 p.m. ET with NBCSN and NHL Live, hosted by Dave Briggs alongside former NHL players and analysts Anson Carter and Jeremy Roenick among the fans outside STAPLES Center.

Coverage shifted inside the arena at 7:30 p.m. ET with host Liam McHugh and former NHL players and analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones. NHL Live also featured an exclusive interview with Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick, who led the Kings to their first Stanley Cup in 2012.


(7-8 p.m. ET)

Milbury on Kings’ Jonathan Quick: “I think he’s going to be busy and he’s going to have to have an outstanding performance for the Kings to raise the cup.”

Milbury on Kings’ Dustin Brown: “There’s no captain in the league that leads by example better than Dustin Brown.”

Pre-Game on NBC

Jones on Kings: “This place is ready to have a party. This city is ready to party. They expect to win the Stanley Cup…the Rangers can use that to their advantage…find a way to send it back to New York.”

Milbury: “Well if anyone knows anything about spoiling a party, it’s Jonesy.”

First Period

Olczyk on Kings’ Justin Williams: “If everything ended as is, he would get my vote as the most valuable player in these playoffs…he’s been so consistent and reliable.”

McGuire on Rangers’ missing net on shots: “I think Jonathan Quick is starting to get in their minds. They’re trying to be too refined.”

First Intermission

Tonight’s first intermission coverage included a sit-down interview with Henrik Lundqvist to discuss what a Stanley Cup would mean for his legacy, and how the Rangers came together to reach the Final this season.

Milbury on Lundqvist: “It’s hard not to root for Henrik Lundqvist – he’s practically perfect.”

Jones on Williams: “He continues to impress. He says the right things, and he backs it up on the ice.”

Second Period

McGuire on Rangers’ two goals to take lead: “An amazing display of courage from the New York Rangers.”

Second Intermission

Jones on Brian Boyle’s shorthanded goal: “They do the right things…winning a battle along the wall, the effort by Hagelin is outstanding…and not very often is Brian Boyle going to go around Drew Doughty and beat Jonathan Quick.”

Milbury on King penalty leading to Rangers first goal: “The penalty was a careless blow by King. This is the margin of error you have in a Stanley Cup Final game.”

Third Period

Olczyk on Kings’ increased pressure: “The momentum of this game changed when Darryl Sutter changed his line combinations.”

Olczyk on Zuccarello penalty, leading to tying goal: “Muzzin initiates the contact…that easily could’ve been a penalty on Muzzin.”

Overtime Intermission

Jones on Rangers 3rd period: “I just can’t believe they sat back again like they did. It’s remarkable.”

Jones on Zuccarello tripping penalty, leading to tying goal: “This is a bad call…it was a trip by Muzzin, not Zuccarello. The Kings should not have been on the power play…it’s the wrong call. They missed it.”


Emrick: “Many are standing because of the excitement of the OT, because they don’t know what else to do, and I can’t blame them.”

2nd Overtime Intermission

Milbury on first OT: “This was a barrage of opportunities against Henrik Lundqvist, who has been absolutely brilliant in the last two games in particular.”

Milbury on Justin Williams: “For playoff performers, he’s a Hall of Famer…he’s tremendous.”

2nd Overtime

Emrick: “Score! The Stanley Cup – Martinez!”


Emrick: “What fun. What a privilege. What a contest between two great teams.”

Emrick: “It is the noble tradition. One has to wait, while the other celebrates. It will be a long and enjoyable summer for one, no reason not to have a proud summer for the other – but it is a loss, and that stings.”

Milbury on Kings: “When they hand this cup off one guy after another, you can see the level of skill, the level of will, the level of intelligence that makes a great team. This one is definitely going down in history as a great team.”

Emrick on Stanley Cup: “35 pounds. A yard tall. Half a yard across that base – over 2300 names on it. They will be painstakingly engraved in late August after every guy has had a chance to share it…it has been to the White House and the Kremlin. This time it goes to the U.S., Canada, Slovenia, Slovakia and who knows where else.”

Martinez on scoring Cup-clinching goal: “I just saw that there was a loose puck in my own end, and tried to get it in the forwards’ hands…I think Toffoli had a great shot far pad…fortunately, the rebound came to me and I was able to put it in. A great play by them…I’m just the benefactor.”

Martinez on series vs. Rangers: “The New York Rangers are a hell of a hockey club. We knew that this was going to be a tough series…the fourth one is definitely the hardest to get…we just had to dig deep and keep grinding away. We believed we were going to win this game.”

Olczyk on Marian Gaborik: “Acquired by general manager Dean Lombardi…gave the Kings some depth, gave them a guy who is a pure goal scorer…and the chemistry between him and the man he just handed the trophy to (Anze Kopitar) – pretty special stuff.”

Jeff Carter on winning the Cup: “You don’t have to say anything. What a battle that was. Twice in three years, we had to leave it all out there…it’s a hell of a feeling…we knew it all along.”

Jones on Kings’ taking cue from Dustin Brown: “The entire team plays the way he does. Nobody cheats. They all hit, they all work. You can tell they love each other – it’s incredible to watch how this team has been put together, and how they’ve been held together.”

Quick on work ethic of Kings: “We get to enjoy it tonight…we wake up tomorrow, it’s 30 teams starting all over again. It doesn’t get any easier. We’re going to enjoy it for a bit, and get back to work.”

Conn Smythe Trophy-winner Justin Williams: “Every Cup has been equally special…this one, what we went through with the Game 7s, backs against the wall…we came through in every aspect. I’m so proud of this team.”