He didn’t play one minute of time in the Stanley Cup Final, but defenseman Robyn Regehr was the second Kings player to hoist the Cup after their Game 5 victory.
Two reasons: Fourteen long years in the NHL, followed by a frustrating knee injury incurred in the first game of the second round against the Ducks.
He was thrilled when Kings captain Dustin Brown handed him the Stanley Cup after taking a brief skate with it.
“It was amazing,” said Regehr, 34. “I thought maybe he wanted to give it to Marian [Gaborik] first, but I guess they thought I was older than him so I had a little more seniority.”
Gaborik, 32, won his first Cup in his 13th NHL season.
Two of the Rangers’ biggest scorers in the playoffs were stunningly silent in the series.
Rick Nash, their high-powered forward, had no goals and no assists against the Kings.
Alternate captain Brad Richards, owner of five goals and six assists in the first three rounds, had one assist against the Kings and was minus-four in goals differential.