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Rangers Fall to Kings in OT Again, Head Home Down 0-2

Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings started much the same as Game 1, and unfortunately for the Rangers, it ended in much the same way as well.

The Kings found themselves a hole early, down 2-0 after the first period. That’s not to say it was a particularly stressful intermission for them—this team has routinely overcome two goal deficits throughout the playoffs, only to come back and win.

The Rangers were able to maintain their advantage into the third, with each team scoring two goals in the second period. That would be the last of the scoring for New York.

Once again LA rallied late, with Dwight King finding a way passed Henrik Lundqvist just two minutes into the third. Five minutes later Marian Gaborik tied it up at 4-4, which was the score at the end of regulation.

It was the third consecutive overtime game for the Kings, and their third consecutive win. Though it took them until midway through the second OT period to end it, Dustin Brown did just when he redirected Willie Mitchell’s shot at 10:26.

The loss puts the Rangers down 0-2 with the series heading back to New York. Game 3 will be played at Madison Square Garden on Monday—the puck drops at 8:00 p.m.

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