Monday’s Three Stars: Brown, Carter power Kings to Stanley Cup

No. 1 Star: Dustin Brown, Los Angeles Kings

Brown told reporters Monday morning that "tonight is the night" and he sure backed that up. Having not scored since Game 1 against the Phoenix Coyotes, the Kings captain scored the opening goal on the power play and assisted on the second one 1:42 later and Jeff Carter's second of the night early in the second period as the Kings won the Stanley Cup with a 6-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils.

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Brown finishes tied with Anze Kopitar for the scoring lead with 20 points.

No. 2 Star: Jeff Carter, Los Angeles Kings

Carter capped off the playoffs with a pair of goals, his third and fourth of the series. He finishes with eight in the playoffs and 13 points.

No. 3 Star: Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings

With a pair of assists, Doughty finished a huge playoffs with points in 10 of his final 13 games and 16 points to finish fourth overall in scoring.

Honorable mention: Trevor Lewis chipped in two goals ... The Kings power play scored three times on a five-minute major in the first period and finished 3-for-9 in the game ... Los Angeles becomes the first No. 8 seed to ever win the Stanley Cup ... Dustin Brown joins Derien Hatcher (1999, Dallas) as the only American-born captains to win the Cup ... Jonathan Quick is the third American to win the Conn Smythe. Brian Leetch (1994, New York Rangers) and Tim Thomas (2011, Boston) are the other two ... The Kings finish 16-4 in the postseason.

Dishonorable mention: Tough night for Steve Bernier and the referees ... The final penalty minute totals: New Jersey-47, Los Angeles-6 ... This is the last meaningful hockey game until October, we hope.

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