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Rangers Fans Stay True After Stanley Cup Defeat

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Rangers fans' hopes were dashed after a passionate fight against the Los Angeles Kings that went into double overtime closed out the Stanley Cup Final. NY1's Mahsa Saeidi filed the following report.

Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final was a nail-biter, as the Rangers took on the L.A. Kings.

After a passionate fight that went into double overtime, and many highs and lows, the Blueshirts lost 3-2.

At Suite 36 in midtown, a few were too upset to speak, and all were disappointed.

For most of the game, they were on pins and needles, anxiously watching their team.  

At the end, they were proud of the Blueshirts, who initially, trailing three-zero, staved off elimination Wednesday with a Game 4 win at the Garden. 

Going into Game 5, some were worried.  

"It's gut wrenching," said one fan.

"I'm a little bit nervous to be honest," another fan said.

The Kings scored early in the first period.  

"Stomach sinks you know you just get worried—that's it," a third fan said.

However in the 2nd period, the Rangers took the lead scoring 2 goals, and thrilling the crowd.

In the 3rd period, the Kings tied the score, and the game went into overtime.  

The Rangers last won a Stanley Cup championship in 1994.  

Their hopes this year—dashed. 

These are not fly-by-night fans, though.

"The day I was born, my father took me out of the nursery and we watched game out in Vancouver," one fan said.

"I'll never ever turn on them; I'll always be a fan. I'll be crying, but I'll always be a fan," another said.

This is the Kings second Stanley Cup win in the last 3 years.

Despite the loss, fans here say they're sticking with the Rangers for life, and looking forward to next year.

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