Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell put it best during the long-and-winding Stanley Cup run when he was pondering the race for the Conn Smythe Trophy.

"They're thinking about the other big trophy," he said of his teammates.

True enough.

But Kings goalie Jonathan Quick would get to hold two big trophies — the Stanley Cup and the Conn Smythe, becoming the third American-born winner of the trophy awarded to the player judged most valuable to his team during the playoffs.