For all the talks of the Kings losing their mojo throughout the first two games, the Kings certainly looked like they had it in Game 3. Jonathan Quick essentially cemented his spot as the Conn Smythe winner (unofficially, of course) and the Kings offense showed up in a big way to put them in position for their second sweep of the postseason.
1) Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings – Quick wasn’t as busy as he’s been in some of his postseason games, but he was equally as spectacular, stopping all 22 shots he faced for his first shutout of the series and his third of the postseason. With the shutout, Quick led the Kings to a 4-0 win over the New Jersey Devils and a 3-0 series lead.
2) Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings – Kopitar made his push for the Conn Smythe trophy with a goal and an assist in the Kings’ 4-0 win. The goal was his second of the series and his eighth of the playoffs and he now leads the league with 18 points this postseason.
3) Justin Williams, Los Angeles Kings – Not to be outdone by Kopitar, his linemate Justin Williams also tallied a goal and an assist, scoring a rare Kings power-play goal en route to the 4-0 win. Also scoring for the Kings was Alec Martinez and Jeff Carter.
Play of the Night
Anze Kopitar already scored one pretty goal during the Finals, and he scored one more on Monday with this beautiful passing play from Dustin Brown.
Hit of the Night
Jarret Stoll lets Ilya Kovalchuk know he’s there with this beautiful hip check.
Save of the Night
When you’re on, you’re on. And Jonathan Quick? He was on.