Thursday, June 5, 2014

LA Kings On Way To Clinch Stanley Cup With 3-2 Over Rangers

Justin Williams (14) ended yet another remarkable Kings comeback in Game 1. (USATSI)
The Los Angeles Kings don't take the easy road. They haven't all postseason. So when the New York Rangers jumped all over them in the first period, got out to a 2-0 lead and looked for a good stretch the better team, it was just another night for the Kings. This script had played out time and time again this postseason. It even played out just a few days ago. It wasn't a matter of if they would score, it was when.

They of course scored three unanswered goals, earning a 3-2 overtime win in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Typical.

The first time "when" came around turned out to be 2:33 after Carl Hagelin scored a potentially demoralizing shorthanded goal on a breakaway midway through the first period. Kyle Clifford got in on the forecheck, got help from Jeff Carter, who beat out Anton Stralman for a puck. Carter dished to Clifford, who got the puck up and over Henrik Lundqvist. Once that game got to 2-1, it was again not only a matter of if they would score again, but when.

"When" came again 6:36 into the second period when Drew Doughty pulled one of the more creative moves of the postseason when he accepted Justin Williams' pass, put it between his own legs and fit a shot through Lundqvist to tie the game in a rather fashionable way.

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