Goalie Quick Wins Conn Smythe

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Jonathan Quick held the Conn Smythe Trophy for as long as he could, through a live television interview, and then swapped it for his 2-year-old daughter, Madison. His grip was as firm as ever Monday night at Staples Center.

Why should anything have changed for the MVP of the Stanley Cup playoffs?

The Kings' goalie carried his teammates for long stretches during a disjointed opening to the 2011-12 season, through a midseason coaching change and a determined run that propelled them through the playoffs and to the Stanley Cup championship.

Game 6 was almost like a night off for Quick, who faced only 18 shots in the Kings' 6-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils. Quick was rarely tested, yielding only Adam Henrique's goal that silenced Kings fans only briefly late in the second period.

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