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Kings' Cup win graces latest Sports Illustrated cover

Wednesday, 06.18.2014 / 1:12 PM / News

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Kings' Cup win graces latest Sports Illustrated cover
The goal scored by Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez to win the Stanley Cup in double overtime against the New York Rangers has been immortalized on the cover of the latest issue of Sports Illustrated.

Alec Martinez, Kings on cover of Sports Illustrated. (Courtesy: SI)

Alec Martinez's Cup-winning goal has been
immortalized on regional cover of latest Sports
Illustrated issue.
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Courtesy: SI

The goal scored by Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez to win the Stanley Cup in double overtime against the New York Rangers has been immortalized on the regional cover of the latest issue of Sports Illustrated.

SI's new edition shows Martinez's one-timer off the rebound of a Tyler Toffoli shot beating Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist in the second overtime of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on June 13, and features the headline: "Make It Reign: The Kings Are A Rising Dynasty Built to Last."

It's the third time in recent weeks the NHL has graced the cover of SI; the previous issue featured a split shot of the Rangers-Kings series and the NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat. A few weeks earlier, a shot of Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh celebrating a goal against the Montreal Canadiens in the Eastern Conference Final teased an article about New York's magic postseason.

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