It was well past midnight the morning of June 14 on the East Coast of the United States when Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez slammed home the Stanley Cup-winning goal deep into the second overtime.

In hockey-mad Finland, the deciding game was played in the dead of night, with the final goal coming after 7 a.m. local time. But the first game story many Finnish fans read that morning wasn’t written in Los Angeles, or even Helsinki — but rather Sydney, Australia where it was already past 2 p.m. Sunday when the Kings’ celebration began.

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