Justin Williams RW LA 1 Month

The man who brought Justin Williams to Los Angeles in a 2009 trade, Kings general manager Dean Lombardi, was almost speechless Friday night when he considered what the forward had done in the team's long and sometimes bumpy playoff run.

"Ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous," GM Dean Lombardi said of Williams. "How special is that? You always see those guys that don't get a lot of fanfare but rise to the occasion. Probably one of the best ever in all of sports. It's awesome. He's a special, special player." Williams had two goals and seven points in the Stanley Cup Final, the top scorer in the five games, and he finished with nine goals and 25 points in the Kings' 26-game playoff odyssey. During that trek, he improved his record in Game 7s to 7-0 over his career, with seven goals and 14 points. When Williams joined the Kings in 2009, his arm was in a sling and the deal didn't appear to be good for L.A. On Friday, that arm was fine as he lifted first the Conn Smythe Trophy and then the Cup. "Dean Lombardi has given me a great opportunity here," Williams said. "He saw somebody, a player that not a lot of people saw. He gave me a chance, another opportunity, where my career wasn't going th

Justin Williams RW LA 1 Month

Justin Williams captured the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP on Friday night and the Kings hoisted the Stanley Cup on home ice, beating the Rangers 3-2 in double overtime.

Justin Williams, also known as Mr. Game 7, had a marvellous playoffs for Los Angeles. The 32 year-old veteran sniped nine goals and 25 points in as many games to help the Kings capture the title for the second time in three seasons. L.A. persevered through three seven game series' and a five game Cup final to win the ultimate prize in hockey.

Justin Williams RW LA 1 Month

Justin Williams doesn't believe the Kings lost Game 4 because of "puck luck" or bad bounces.

"Puck luck is for cop-outs," Williams said. "I don't believe in that at all. I'm a true believer that you get what you put into it. [Wednesday night] we simply weren't good enough and we didn't get paid off. In the grand scheme of things, we need to be better in Game 5 than we were in Game 4." He registered four shots in Wednesday's loss and saw his five-game point streak (two goals, seven assists) come to an end.

Justin Williams RW LA 1 Month

Justin Williams felt that the Kings got distracted when they got a 3-0 series lead in the 2012 Stanley Cup Final.

"I think potentially, maybe not everyone, but there were some issues that maybe got us sidetracked a little bit," Williams said. "The thought of winning a Cup, being one game away, family issues, ticket issues, all that stuff. That can maybe sidetrack you from the end result." The Kings still ended up winning the Cup in Game 6, but they obviously want to avoid giving the New York Rangers any life if they can help it. The Kings are hoping to learn from the problems they had when they held a 3-0 lead in 2012 to complete the sweep this time around.

Justin Williams RW LA 1 Month

Justin Williams didn't want to address the possibility of him winning the Conn Smythe Trophy.

"The big one is what matters," Williams said. "God, I want to taste it again." Just one more win and he can. Williams has put himself into contention for the Conn Smythe Trophy by scoring two goals and nine points in his last five contests. He now has eight goals and 24 points in 24 playoff contests.

Justin Williams RW LA 1 Month

Los Angeles winger Justin Williams has been experienced his best postseason ever this spring.

Long known as a bona fide playoff performer, Williams has taken it up a notch this year and has set career bests in assists (15) and points (23) during a single playoff season. In addition, his plus-13 rating leads the NHL during these playoffs.

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Justin Williams' masterful work in these playoffs can be seen in the fact that the Los Angeles Kings winger leads all players with a +13 rating.

As reviled as the stat might be, it's interesting that Williams is +13 on a team that is scratching and clawing for wins. The Kings have 30 goals (five of which on the PP) for and 12 against when he's on the ice.

Justin Williams RW LA 2 Months

Justin Williams set up three goals in the Kings 5-4 double overtime win on Saturday.

Williams has to be a front-runner for the Conn Smythe Trophy which goes to the NHL's top playoff performer. He has scored timely goals and now has eight points in his last four games to give him eight goals and 23 points in 23 games. He is tied for second in playoff scoring, two behind teammate Anze Kopitar.

Justin Williams RW LA 2 Months

Justin Williams blasted home the overtime winner in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final Wednesday night to help the Kings come all the way back from an early two-goal deficit and beat the Rangers 3-2.

Mike Richards pounced on a defensive zone giveaway from sturdy Rangers defender Dan Girardi four and a half minutes into the extra frame. Richards quickly fed Williams, who was alone in the slot, and the wily veteran roofed a quick wrister over Henrik Lundqvist's blocker to give the Kings a 1-0 lead in the series. Williams also pitched in an assist earlier in the game to give him 20 points in 22 games during this playoff run.

Justin Williams RW LA 2 Months

Justin Williams continued his dominance in Game 7's with a goal and an assist on Sunday.

Justin Williams had played in six Game 7's heading into action on Sunday with six goals and six assists to go with a perfect 6-0 record, and he continued his outstanding record in the Kings 5-4 overtime win over Chicago. Williams has been absolutely outstanding in deciding games and now has seven goals and 18 points in 21 playoff games this season.