Incredible drama, dire moments, euphoria.
All of it clings to a Game 7, and for
A goal, an assist, a victory.
In the Kings' 5-4
After setting up teammate
We're not making this up.
"The legend continues," Kings center
"He's just a special player, rises to the occasion every big game … I can't say enough about the kid."
Sunday, his team sunk to its deepest abyss by falling behind 2-0 in the first period of a riveting series in which last year's
"Games have their own storylines — every single game, every series does," Williams said. "Obviously, we're looking around after being down 2-0, saying this wasn't it for us, it wasn't going to end this way.
"Heck, we've battled back so many times this year, so many times so far in these playoffs. We said, 'Why not again today?'
Every single guy gave everything they got."
Williams watched teammate
"The series, it was up and down, it was emphatic, it was very emotional," Williams said, praising captain
A Brown shot, with 7:17 left in the third, was followed by a goal from forward
"You need everybody when you get to Game 7," Kings Coach
Williams had an assist in the Kings' Game 7 win over San Jose in the first round, then had a goal and assist in the Game 7 second-round victory over the Ducks.
"Justin Williams is one of the best players on our team," Kings defenseman
On the winner, Williams, from the rear side of Chicago's goal, sent the puck to Martinez in front of it, where the defenseman saw traffic and didn't even know it was in the net until he saw Stoll going nuts.
Past Game 7 heroics and Sunday's earlier goal "really wouldn't have meant anything if we didn't come out with a victory," Williams said as the 2012-champion Kings return to the Stanley Cup finals beginning Wednesday night against the New York Rangers at Staples Center.