The New York Rangers are still alive in the Stanley Cup Final after a nail-biting win over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 4 Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.
The Blueshirts took the lead in the first period thanks to a redirection by Benoit Pouliot.
New York increased their lead to 2-0 in the second period on a goal by Martin St. Louis.
The Kings cut the lead in half and came within inches of tying the game late in the third period when they put a shot past Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, but the puck failed to cross the goal line and Derek Stepan knocked it away before the Kings could poke it home.
The Rangers hung on to win 2-1 as Lundqvist sparkled with a 40-save night.
The Kings still lead the series 3-1 and will have another chance to hoist the Cup Friday night back on their home ice.
Rangers fans are excited to see the team keep fighting.
There were some tense moments for the crowd standing outside Madison Square Garden when the Kings almost tied the game in the final minute, but the fans who never gave up hope were rewarded.
Now, they say it's time to bring it all home.
"I mean, anything can happen, as we can see, but we have been pulling through, winning the last of the four games. We've been doing it," said one fan. "So I hope we can do it this time, man."
"I think they played a good game," said another fan. "Hopefully, we can bring home the cup."
"Well, the first two games could've gone either way, but after Game 3, I think people were feeling pretty down," said former Governor David Paterson. "But after tonight, that was a tremendous game. And 40 saves by Henrik Lundqvist, that's fantastic."
The Rangers are trying to become the first team since 1942 to come back from a 3-0 deficit in the final.