June 02, 2014
Justin Williams: Mr. Game Seven
The Stanley Cup playoffs are where hockey legends are made. And if had not already done so, LA Kings forward Justin Williams secured his legendary status for years to come.
There is no bigger game than when two teams face-off in the ultimate winner takes all showdown. And history now says Justin Williams is the player you want most on your team for a game seven.
Williams, an industrious but under-the-radar forward for much of his NHL career, became the all time leading scorer strictly in game sevens of playoff series. He scored a first period goal then set up the overtime game winning goal by Alec Martinez. Williams now has a perfect 7-0 record in game sevens. He has scored 7 goals and 7 assists.
Williams 14 points in game sevens surpasses Doug Gilmour (13) and Trevor Linden (12) on the all time leader board.
With the victory the Los Angeles Kings defeated the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in a memorable grudge match. The Kings now advance to the Stanley Cup final where they will play the New York Rangers.