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Friday, 13 June 2014

Alec Martinez Scores

Not much to say on this one other than it's over! Alec Martinez's goal off the right pad of Henrik Lundqvist in double-overtime sealed the deal for the Los Angeles Kings in Game Five of the Stanley Cup Final, delivering the second Stanley Cup parade to La-La-Land in three years! Of course, my brother is geared up, and it got me thinking: with the NBA's San Antonio Spurs in the driver's seat of their championship run over the Miami Heat, have there ever been two franchises with the same color scheme to win in the same year?

In any case, here's the winning goal that came at around 11:30pm CT as I sat watching in high-definition with a smile on my face.
And with that goal, the Los Angeles Kings are the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Champions! It should also be noted that Henrik Lundqvist becomes the first player in modern hockey history to lose both the Olympic gold medal game and the Stanley Cup Final in history. I probably shouldn't pile on like that, but what are you gonna do, right?

To my co-worker and colleague, Chris, you're gonna enjoy the falafel. Chris, for those unaware, won't eat anything vegetarian. Until now. The bet stands, Chris. You're gonna enjoy those deep-fried chick peas and veggies wrapped in a pita as much as I'm gonna watch you eat it. Beauty win on that bet by me!

To the New York Rangers, excellent battle through the Eastern Conference, but you ran into a juggernaut in the Los Angeles Kings. Well done in dismissing the Philadelphia Flyers, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and Montreal Canadiens in becoming the Eastern Conference Champions!

And to the Los Angeles Kings, congratulations on becoming the 2014 Stanley Cup Champions! For those in the HBIC Playoff Pool, I have a few things to do this weekend, so we'll talk championship and prizes on Monday!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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