Utah native Trevor Lewis scores 2 goals in helping Kings win Stanley Cup (+ video)

Published: Tuesday, June 12 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

Los Angeles Kings center Trevor Lewis (22) and Los Angeles Kings left wing Dwight King (74) celebrate after Lewis' goal against the New Jersey Devils in the first period during Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup finals,Monday, June 11, 2012, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Associated Press

Kings crowned: 45-year quest for Stanley Cup realized with win over Devils

LOS ANGELES — Trevor Lewis made history Monday night.

The 25-year-old center from Salt Lake City became Utah's first Stanley Cup champion — netting two goals along the way — as the Los Angeles Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils 6-1 in Game 6 of the National Hockey League finals at the Staples Center.

Lewis rebounded a shot by teammate Dwight King at 15:01 of the first period to put the Kings up 3-0. He later scored on an empty net late in the third period to make it 5-1. The former Brighton Bengal also had an assist in the series.

Steve Konowalchuk is the only other native Utahn to play for a team that reached the Stanley Cup finals. He was on Washington's roster in 1998 when the Capitals were swept by the Detroit Red Wings.

Try out the new DeseretNews.com design!
try beta learn more
Get The Deseret News Everywhere