The LA Kings have taken a commanding lead in the NHL Stanley Cup Final after a convincing 4-0 victory Monday night. Los Angeles now leads the best-of-seven series 3-0 and could clinch their first title at home on Wednesday night.
Goalie Jamie Quick stopped all 22 shots in sealing the victory as the 26-year-old improved to 14-2 with a 1.44 goals against average in this year's post-season.
After a scoreless first period, Los Angeles opened the scoring 5:40 into period number two with a goal from Alec Martinez, his first of the playoffs. The Kings scored again with just under five minutes remaining in the period on a goal by Anze Kopitar and assists from Dustin Brown and Justin Williams.
The Kings scored two more goals in the final period, one by Jeff Carter and the other from Williams to take a 4-0 lead. Quick and the LA Kings defense did the rest and now have allowed just two goals in three games against New Jersey.
While the NHL got two of the top TV markets for the Stanley Cup Final, fans have not shown the interest the league was hoping. The LA Kings fans have shown great support over the years and now the team could give them their first-ever title with just one more win.