End of Second Overtime, 10:26, Kings win 5-4: The Kings have won! Dustin Brown deflected a Willie Mitchell shot from the point past Henrik Lundqvist.
Here’s a replay of the goal:
Los Angeles has taken a 2-0 series lead. Game 3 of the series is Monday night at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Second Overtime, 9:46, 4-4: Both teams are trading chances, but the goaltenders are making clutch saves. These teams have combined for 81 shots on goal and more than 100 hits.
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Second Overtime, 5:24, 4-4: Fatigue is becoming a factor right now. These teams don’t have the same speed that they did in the third period. Everyone’s shifts are much shorter, too.
Second Overtime, 4:47, 4-4: Jonathan Quick just made two great saves, including a shoulder stop on a one-timer by Anton Stralman from the right faceoff circle.
Second Overtime, 0:01, 4-4: We’re underway in overtime No. 2.
End of First Overtime, 4-4
Shot attempts at 5-on-5:
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Overtime, 19:37, 4-4: Derick Brassard skated into the attacking zone along the boards, and his wrist shot was saved by Jonathan Quick. The Kings goalie made the stop with his left shoulder.
Overtime, 19:37, 4-4: Rick Nash goes hard to the net, and his shot is saved by Jonathan Quick with the left pad at the post.
Overtime, 16:38, 4-4: Dwight King just missed the net on a shot from the slot about seven feet from the net. At the other end of the ice, Chris Kreider missed the net on a breakaway. Two amazing scoring chances, but we’re still tied.
We’re also back to even strength.
Overtime, 14:28, 4-4: Jeff Carter ran into Henrik Lundqvist behind the net and was called for a penalty. The Rangers are going to the power play.
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Overtime, 13:31, 4-4: We’re back to even strength.
Overtime, 11:31, 4-4: Rick Nash drew an interference penalty on Justin Williams, and we’ll have 4-on-4 for 37 seconds, then it will be a New York power play for 1:23.
Overtime, 10:01, 4-4: The Kings are going to the power play. Dominic Moore is called for high sticking. L.A. is 1-for-3 with the man advantage tonight.
Overtime, 8:24, 4-4: Chris Kreider just hit the right post with a one-timer from the slot. He’s done everything except score in this game.
Overtime, 5:07, 4-4: Both teams are trading chances, but the Rangers have an early shot advantage. New York is generating a lot of offensive-zone pressure.
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Los Angeles iced the puck and then took its timeout to rest for a minute.
Overtime, 0:01, 4-4: We’re underway in the first overtime.
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End of Third Period, 4-4
We’re headed to overtime for the second straight game.
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Third Period, 17:00, 4-4: L.A. now has a 31-29 shot advantage.
Third Period, 15:55, 4-4: Both teams are trading chances. This third period has had a tremendous pace to it. The Kings are spending more time in the attacking zone, but they haven’t led in regulation during this series.
Third Period, 7:49, 4-4: Brad Richards takes a centering pass from the corner, and Jonathan Quick makes an amazing save to keep the score tied. Richards tried to jam the puck past Quick in the crease.
Third Period, 7:36, 4-4: The Kings have tied the game. Marian Gaborik pounced on a loose puck in front of the crease, and Henrik Lundqvist couldn’t make a save. The sequence began with a horrible turnover from Rangers D-man Ryan McDonagh.
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L.A. has come back from two-goal deficits five times in the last eight games. Here’s a replay of the goal:
Third Period, 1:58, 4-3 Rangers: Here’s a look at the Kings’ third goal. It appears that Lundqvist was interfered with.
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Third Period, 1:58, 4-3 Rangers: The Kings have scored, but it wasn’t without controversy. Dwight King was in the crease and made it difficult for Henrik Lundqvist to make a blocker save on Matt Greene’s shot from the point. King got credit for the goal.
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Third Period, 0:01, 4-2 Rangers: The final 20 minutes of regulation have begun!
End of Second Period, 4-2 Rangers
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Matchups through two periods:
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Second period, 14:50, 4-2 Rangers: The Rangers answered back 11 seconds later with a goal from Derick Brassard. Zuccarello picked up an assist for his second point of the night.
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Second period, 14:39, 3-2 Rangers: The Kings simply will not go away.
Willie Mitchell’s point shot found its way past Henrik Lundqvist for a power-play goal.
Second period, 12:43, 3-1 Rangers: The Kings are going on the power play after a tripping penalty on Mats Zuccarello.
Second period, 11:24, 3-1 Rangers: The Rangers have finally scored on the power play.
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Here’s a replay of the goal by Martin St. Louis, his first of the series.
Second period, 10:44, 2-1 Rangers: Los Angeles is called for too-many-men on the ice. New York goes back to the power play.
Second period, 9:07, 2-1 Rangers: The penalty is over, and we’re back to even strength.
Second period, 7:53, 2-1 Rangers: Henrik Lundqvist has made two huge saves on this penalty kill. The Rangers might need him to steal this game. The Kings have all the momentum right now.
Second period, 7:07, 2-1 Rangers: Benoit Pouliot takes an offensive-zone interference penalty, and the Kings are going to the power play. They are 0-for-1 with the extra skater tonight.
Second period, 4:26, 2-1 Rangers: Kings have killed off the penalty, and we’re back to even strength.
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Second period, 2:26, 2-1 Rangers: The Rangers are going back to the power play. They are 0-for-2 with the man advantage tonight. Matt Greene is off to the box after a minor penalty for tripping.
Second period, 1:46, 2-1 Rangers: The Kings have gotten one back. Jarret Stoll capitalized on Henrik Lundqvist being out of his net.
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Here’s a replay of the goal:
Second period, 0:01, 2-0: Rangers: We’re underway!
End of First Period, 2-0 Rangers
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First period, 18:46, 2-0 Rangers: New York has taken a 2-0 first-period lead for the second time in as many games.
Derick Brassard had the puck behind the net and fed Ryan McDonagh for a one-time shot from the right faceoff circle. That shot went off of Mats Zuccarello at the left post, and the Rangers winger capitalized on the loose puck in the crease to give his team another goal.
McDonagh now has a goal and an assist tonight.
First period, 17:37, 1-0 Rangers: Henrik Lundqvist makes a tremendous glove save on an Alex Martinez wrist shot from the right faceoff circle.
First period, 17:06, 1-0 Rangers: New York kills off the penalty, and we’re back to even strength.
First period, 15:06, 1-0 Rangers: The Kings are going on their first power play after Ryan McDonagh was given a minor penalty for cross checking LA captain Dustin Brown.
First period, 10:48, 1-0 Rangers: The Rangers have struck first. Ryan McDonagh’s shot from the point found its way through traffic and past Kings goalie Jonathan Quick.
New York has scored the first goal in both games of this series. It lost Game 1 in overtime despite taking a 2-0 first-period lead.
First period, 9:58, 0-0: The Kings kill off the Rangers’ first power play of the night.
Kings winger Tyler Toffoli hit the right post while his team was short-handed. It was the best scoring chance of that two-minute span.
Dan Girardi is back on the ice after exiting with an injury.
First period, 6:27, 0-0: Justin Williams had a breakaway but he mishandled the puck, and it was cleared out of the zone. An unlucky break for the Kings, as it was the best scoring chance of the game so far.
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Rangers D-man Dan Girardi has gone to the locker room with an apparent injury.
First period, 6:02, 0-0: Kings winger Marian Gaborik takes a shot from the top of the right faceoff circle and Henrik Lundqvist makes the save even though Anze Kopitar tipped the shot in the crease.
Jeff Carter has returned to the bench.
First period, 3:35, 0-0: Jeff Carter has gone to the locker room.
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First period, 0:30, 0-0: Derek Stepan led a 3-on-1 into the attacking zone. He passed to Rick Nash, whose wrist shot was saved by Jonathan Quick blocker side. It was a great early scoring chance for New York.
First period, 0:01, 0-0: We’re underway!
7:25 p.m. ET: The Kings will start defensemen Jake Muzzin and Drew Doughty, forwards Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar and Marian Gaborik, and Jonathan Quick in net.
The Rangers will start defensemen Ryan McDonagh and Dan Girardi, forwards Rick Nash, Chris Kreider and Derek Stepan, and Henrik Lundqvist in net.
7:20 p.m. ET: Matt Greene will play tonight for Los Angeles. Veteran D-man Robyn Regehr is out.
7:10 p.m. ET: Lines and defense pairings for both teams from warmups:
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6:50 p.m. ET: The two teams are on the ice for warmups.
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5:45 p.m. ET: Alain Vigneault spoke to reporters before Game 2 and is satisfied with the mindset and preparation he’s seen from his players.
“You know, we’ve talked about it with our group. Our group knows the importance of today’s game,” Vigneault said. “They’re going to try and put their best game on the ice.
“They’ve been very professional in how they prepare. We got through the first game jitters. Obviously we don’t have the experience that L.A. does. We got them through that first game, took them to overtime, and I think we’ll be better tonight.”
Kings head coach Darryl Sutter took two questions from the media, one of which involved the status of veteran D-man Robyn Regehr. Sutter said the decision on whether to play Regehr, who’s overcome an injury, will be made after the on-ice warmup.
5:00 p.m. ET: The New York Rangers got off to a near-perfect start in Game 1 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final, but they couldn’t put away the Los Angeles Kings, who are quickly becoming one of the most resilient teams in NHL history.
The Kings won in overtime with a goal from Justin Williams, and they will attempt to take a 2-0 series lead when these teams meet at Staples Center on Saturday night for Game 2.
This is a critical game for the Blueshirts. Of the 48 teams that have taken a 2-0 series lead in the Cup Final, 89.9 percent of them won the Stanley Cup. In fact, 74.3 percent of Game 2 winners since the league went to a Best-of-7 format in 1939 went on to hoist the best trophy in sports. The last team to win the Stanley Cup after trailing the series 2-0 was the 2011 Boston Bruins.
For the Rangers to avoid an 0-2 hole, they need another fantastic performance from goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. He was brilliant in Game 1, especially on the penalty kill and in the third period.
Check back to this live blog for instant analysis, score updates and video highlights from Game 2. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET.