L.A. Kings trump New York Rangers in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals thanks to Justin Williams, who needs a new nickname


Justin Williams celebrating his overtime goal. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

Justin Williams, aka “Mr. Game 7,” as he was named for having achieved a personal 7-o win record in playoff Game 7s, got one past New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist in overtime Wednesday night to lead the L.A. Kings to a Game 1 victory in the Stanley Cup finals. Take a look.

Could this be the start of more nicknames for the 32-year-old right wing? Kings fans think so, judging from their reactions to Wednesday night’s action.

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.
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