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Kings win the Stanley Cup with a 6-1 victory in Game 6

THIRD PERIOD

The Kings have won the franchise’s first Stanley Cup championship with a 6-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils in Game 6 on Monday night at Staples Center.

Captain Dustin Brown had a goal and two assists, Jeff Carter scored twice and goaltender Jonathan Quick was once again stellar.

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New Jersey pulls goaltender Martin Brodeur from the net with less than four minutes remaining in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.

PHOTOS: Kings vs. Devils, Game 6

Kings center Trevor Lewis promptly scores an empty-net goal for a 5-1 lead with 3 minutes 45 seconds left.

With Brodeur back in goal, defenseman Matt Greene adds another goal to give the Kings a 6-1 lead only 15 seconds later.

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Most of the Staples Center crowd is on its feet as the Kings continue to lead the New Jersey Devils, 4-1, with five minutes left in the game.

PHOTOS: Kings’ run to the Stanley Cup

A victory would give Los Angeles its first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history.

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Both penalties have been killed.

The Kings are leading, 4-1, and now have nine minutes left to clinch the franchise’s first Stanley Cup championship.

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New Jersey defenseman Marek Zidlicky is sent off for tripping Kings center Trevor Lewis.

The Devils and Kings will skate four on four for 50 seconds, then the Kings will have a power play with just more than 10 minutes left in Game 6.

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Kings captain Dustin Brown is sent off for tripping and charging 6:55 into the third period.

Brown hit Devils winger Petr Sykora, who retaliated and received two minutes for roughing.

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The Kings kill Dustin Penner’s roughing penalty.

Los Angeles is leading 4-1 with 15 minutes 30 seconds left in what would be a Stanley Cup-clinching victory over the New Jersey Devils.

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The third period is underway with the New Jersey Devils on a power play.

SECOND PERIOD

Where ever he is, Marty McSorley should get a good night’s sleep.

The Kings lead 4-1 after two periods and are 20 minutes away from giving their fans something to talk about besides McSorley’s illegal stick in the 1993 Stanley Cup Final.

PHOTOS: Kings vs. Devils, Game 6

The Kings scored three times in the first period and any comeback thoughts by the Devils for the second were doused quickly.

Kings forward Jeff Carter slipped into the slot, took a pass from center Dustin Brown and whipped a wrist shot that beat Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur 1 minute 30 seconds into the second period for a 4-0 lead.

FRAMEWORK: Kings’ run to the Stanley Cup

It was Carter’s second goal of the game. Brown, who would be the second American-born captain to win the Stanley Cup, has a goal and two assists.

The Devils finally got on the scoreboard with 1:13 left in the period. New Jersey winger Petr Skyora put a shot on goal, which Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick turned away, but Devils center Adam Henrique knocked in the rebound.

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Kings winger Dustin Penner is sent off for roughing with 16 seconds left in the period.

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The Devils finally get one.

New Jersey winger Petr Sykora puts a shot on goal that Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick turns away. Devils center Adam Henrique then knocked in the rebound.

The Kings lead, 4-1, with 1:13 left in second period.

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New Jersey killed another penalty, but Game 6 is getting chippy.

PHOTOS: Kings vs. Devils, Game 6

And with the Kings leading, 4-0, and on the verge of winning the Stanley Cup, expect the cheap hits to keep coming.

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The Devils are unhappy … well, they do spend a lot of time in New Jersey … but their frustration on the ice is apparent.

Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick made a save. New Jersey winger Ilya Kovakchuk and center Ryan Carter both dived on top of him, causing a big pileup of player. Carter received two minutes for roughing and a 10-minute misconduct penalty.

FRAMEWORK: Kings’ run to the Stanley Cup

The Kings, one win away from the franchise’s first Stanley Cup championship, lead, 4-0, and are on the power play.

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New Jersey kills off the double-minor penalty give to defenseman Bryce Salvador.

The Kings, a win away from winning the Stanley Cup, still lead, 4-0, in Game 6.

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New Jersey defenseman Bryce Salvador was went off for a high stick on Kings winger Dwight King.

Salvador drew blood and received a double-minor penalty.

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The Stanley Cup celebration might not be far off.

Dustin Brown found Jeff Carter slipping into the slot. Carter whipped a shot past goaltender Martin Brodeur 1 minute 30 seconds into the second period to vie the Kings a 4-0 lead over the Devils.

FIRST PERIOD

Dustin Brown’s second goal has now been awarded to teammate Jeff Carter, who tipped Brown’s shot past Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur.

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The Los Angeles Kings are 40 minutes from winning the Stanley Cup.

New Jersey Devils winger Steve Bernier was penalized for boarding midway through the first period and the Kings took advantage of the five-minute major by scoring three times.

PHOTOS: Kings vs. Devils, Game 6

Bernier slammed Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi into the boards, opening a cut on his nose. Bernier was promptly ejected.

The Kings opened the scoring when center Dustin Brown redirected a shot by defenseman Drew Doughty for a goal 11 minutes 3 seconds into the period.

Brown scored again when he came from behind the net, whirled and whizzed the puck past goaltender Martin Brodeur 12:45 into the period.

FRAMEWORK: Kings’ run to the Stanley Cup

Center Trevor Lewis capped the scoring spree 15 minutes into the period. Winger Dwight King bulled his way toward the net but lost the puck. Lewis was at the crease and swept it into the net.

Things went so well for the Kings that the Devils’ best chance, a shot by center Patrik Elias, hit the post.

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Steve Bernier’s boarding penalty has the Stanley Cup within the Kings’ grasp.

Trevor Lewis scored the third goal during the five-minute major penalty when he batted in a loose puck at the crease for a 3-0 lead 15:03 into the first period.

Bernier, a winger for the Devils, caused a gash on the nose of Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi with the illegal hit.

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Dustin Brown scores again for the Kings, who now lead Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, 2-0.

His second power-play goal came less than a minute after he opened the scoring on a redirected shot.

His second goal came when he collected the puck behind the net, whirled into the slot and fired a shot past goaltender Martin Brodeur.

The five-minute major penalty the Devils’ Steve Bernier took for boarding defenseman Rob Scuderi has paid off for the Kings.

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The Kings take a 1-0 lead 11:03 into the first period when Dustin Brown redirects a shot by Drew Doughty.

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The Kings go on another power play.

New Jersey’s Steve Bernier is given five minutes for boarding Kings defensmen Rob Scuderi 10 minutes into the first period.

Bernier has been ejected for the hit, which opened a cut on Scuderi, leading to the major penalty.

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The Devils killed their first penalty of Game 6.

The Kings had one shot on goal during the two minutes they had the man advantage.

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New Jersey’s Anton Volchenkov is sent off for hooking Anze Kopitar three minutes into the first period.

The Kings went on the attack early, carrying the action repeatedly into the Devils’ zone and getting a couple of early shots off, forcing New Jersey goaltender Martin Brodeur to make saves.

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The puck has been dropped. Game 6 between the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils is underway.

The Stanley Cup will arrive at some point during the game. Whether it stays or gets an all-expense-paid trip back to New Jersey is up to the Kings.

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Photos: Kings vs. Devils, Game 6

Framework: Kings’ Stanley Cup run

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