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Top 5 Closers in the NHL

By Sean Fitzgerald
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Sep 20, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Los Angeles Kings right wing Justin Williams (14) in the third period against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. The Avalanche won 4-3 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

1. Justin Williams: Closer, clutch, these are two used to describe Justin Williams. Williams has a ridiculous 5 goals in 4 career game 7’s. After winning the Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2005-06; Williams was traded from the Carolina Hurricanes in 2008-09 to the LA Kings. The critics thought the Kings were getting little value in Williams. Williams was coming off an Achilles injury at the time of his trade. Turns out Williams would help the Kings to a Stanley Cup in 2011-12. When the season is on the line, Williams steps up and finds the net. He scored two goals against the San Jose Sharks last playoffs in wait for it, game 7. The final score of that game would be 2-1 Kings. That win propelled the Kings to the Western Conference Finals. Williams had 192 goals and 308 assists for his career. He has scored 25 game winning goals. There is no doubt that Justin Williams is the best closer in the NHL.

Those are the choices for the top 5 closers in the NHL, who are your top 5 closers in the NHL? Please let us know in the comments section.