Los Angeles Kings win franchise's first Stanley Cup

Los Angeles Kings win franchise's first Stanley Cup

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 11: Captain Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings kisses the Stanley Cup after the Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils 6-1 to win the Stanley Cup final series 4-2 after Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press/Getty Images

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 12, 2012 at 6:31 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 12 at 7:43 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kings goalie Jonathan Quick has won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP after yielding just 29 goals in Los Angeles' 20 playoff games on the way to the franchise's first Stanley Cup title.

Quick allowed just seven goals in six games in the Stanley Cup finals, capping a breakthrough season for a Vezina Trophy finalist who kept the Kings competitive while they were the NHL's lowest-scoring team for much of the regular season.

Quick then thoroughly dominated the playoffs, posting three shutouts and leading the league in pretty much every statistical category among goalies who started at least four games

He was largely impenetrable in the finals, stopping 125 of 132 shots.

Quick is the second straight goalie to win the award, but had better numbers than Boston's Tim Thomas last season.

Click here to view photos of the victory.

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