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NHL Three Stars: Kings win Game 7 thanks to Williams, Quick, Bieber

Greg Wyshynski
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Justin Bieber attended Game 7 as a Johnny Depp character from a Tim Burton movie about the Crips.

No. 1 Star: Justin Williams, Los Angeles Kings

The Kings’ forward continued his clutch postseason play, scoring the lone two goals in their Game 7 win over the San Jose Sharks. He now has five Game 7 goals, more than any other active NHL player.

No. 2 Star: Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings

Quick made 25 saves and was brilliant in the final two minutes, as the Kings goalie remained unbeaten on home ice during the playoffs.

No. 3 Star: Dan Boyle, San Jose Sharks

The Sharks defenseman scored their lone goal in Game 7, his third of the postseason.

Honorable mention: Slava Voynov had two assists. Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar had the other helpers. … Antti Niemi made 16 saves, many of them above average.

Conn Smythe Watch: 1. David Krejci, Boston Bruins; 2. Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings; 3. Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins; 4. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins; 5. Patrice Bergeron, Boston Bruins; 6. Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings; 7. Nathan Horton, Boston Bruins; 8. Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks; 9. Mike Richards, Los Angeles Kings; 10. Pascal Dupuis, Pittsburgh Penguins.

Dishonorable mention: The Sharks were 0-for-2 on the power play and 0-for-12 in LA for the series. … Quick was given a diving penalty in the third. … Joe Thornton had just one missed shot attempt.

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