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Los Angeles Kings avoid Mike Myers curse to lift the Stanley Cup.... Again

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LA Kings fans get to see their team lift the cup again
LA Kings fans get to see their team lift the cup again.

It took two periods of overtime in game five of the 2014 Stanley Cup finals for the Los Angeles Kings to finally get the winning goal against the New York Rangers.

Going into game five, the Kings led the series 3-1 and knowing that a win on home ice at the Staples Center would see them win their second Stanley Cup in three years.

Kings Forward Justin Williams was awarded the MVP award for the finals after the Kings showed a lot of determination, skill and quality to overcome a tough New York Rangers side.

Dustin Brown collected and was the first to parade the trophy around the ice before it took its turn to be passed around the entire Kings team.

Game five was a fiery affair which saw the Kings take the lead but find themselves 2-1 down going into the third period as the Rangers looked hopeful of forcing a game six.

A third period goal from Marian Gaborik ensured game five would go to overtime and the winning goal came from Alec Martinez with 5:17 left.

The Kings have endured a trying play-off campaign after being down 3-0 in the first round to the San Jose Sharks, but coming back to win the series 4-3 before going through seven game series with the Anaheim Ducks and then the Chicago Blackhawks.

It is the second time in three years the Kings have broken the Mike Myers curse stemming from the 2008 movie 'The Love Guru' in which the Kings go 3-0 up in the finals and lose 4-3.

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