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Despite Strong Start, Rangers Fall to Kings in OT of Game 1

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The New York Rangers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the opening game of the Stanley Cup Finals, but the the Los Angeles Kings maintained home ice advantage with a come-from-behind overtime win.

Benoit Pouliot and Carl Hagelin scored first period goals in a span of 1 minute and 42 seconds to shock the Staples Center crowd, with Hegelin's goal coming while the Rangers were killing off a minor penalty to Mats Zuccarello.

But the Kings beat Henrik Lundqvist in the waning minutes of the period, then tied the game early in the second.

After a scoreless third period, the Kings' Justin Williams scored on a broken play four minutes into overtime to put the Kings up one game to none in the best-of-seven series.

Lundkvist had 40 saves in the loss.

The Rangers, seeking their first championship since winning the Cup in 1994, will try to steal home ice from the Kings in Game 2 on Saturday night.

Games 3 and 4 will be at Madison Square Garden next week.

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