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|Kings Goalie Jonathan Quick is Playoff MVP
|LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kings goalie Jonathan Quick has won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP after yielding just 29 goals in Los Angeles' 20 playoff games on the way to the franchise's first Stanley Cup title.
Quick allowed just seven goals in six games in the Stanley Cup finals, capping a breakthrough season for a Vezina Trophy finalist who kept the Kings competitive while they were the NHL's lowest-scoring team for much of the regular season.
Quick then thoroughly dominated the playoffs, posting three shutouts and leading the league in pretty much every statistical category among goalies who started at least four games.
He was largely impenetrable in the finals, stopping 125 of 132 shots.
Quick is the second straight goalie to win the award, but had better numbers than Boston's Tim Thomas last season.
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