Once again the New York Rangers jumped out to a 2-0 lead against the Los Angeles Kings – and once again the Blueshirts lost in overtime. However, fans remain confident in the Blueshirts' ability to pull through the Final.
The Kings' Dustin Brown scored halfway through the second overtime period to beat the Rangers 5-4 in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals in Los Angeles Saturday night. The Kings' win sends the Rangers back home down 0-2 in the best-of-seven series.
Like in Game 1 on Wednesday, New York stormed out to a 2-0 lead, this time on goals by Ryan McDonagh and Mats Zuccarello. After the Kings scored, Martin St. Louis restored the Rangers' two-goal cushion with a power play goal in second period, then Derick Brassard followed up another Kings goal with another power play marker to put the Rangers up 4-2 entering the third period.
But once again the Kings climbed back, scoring two minutes into the period on a redirected shot on which Henrik Lundkvist was jostled by goal scorer Dwight King, then tying the game midway through the period to set up their overtime win.
Lundkvist made 39 saves in the loss, three days after he stopped 40 shots in Game 1.
But fans NY1 spoke to in New York City say they're not yet losing hope despite the heartbreaker.
"Let's go Rangers!" said one fan.
"Let's go Rangers, we got this, it ain't nothin'. We're coming back to New York, two games down. We're going to take two games tie it up. It ain't nothin'," said another fan.
"As much as this game hurts I know that we're going to do it this year. This is our year. It was a tough game that was a heart-breaker, but we're coming home. We got the New York fans. We're going to be all right," said a third fan.
Game 3 will be Monday night at Madison Square Garden.