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WATCH LIVE: New York Rangers at Los Angeles Kings (Stanley Cup Final Game 1)

Jun 4, 2014, 6:57 PM EST

Anton Stralman, Dustin Brown, Henrik Lundqvist AP

It’s time to get excited (if you weren’t already), as the the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings ready themselves to begin the 2014 Stanley Cup Final. You can watch Game 1 on NBC and also stream it via the link below:

CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE

The most obvious storyline is that Henrik Lundqvist enters his first career Stanley Cup Final series at 32. While his list of accomplishments is staggering (including a Vezina Trophy and a 2006 gold medal), he could face the dual disappointments of losing a gold-medal game and a Stanley Cup Final in the same year.

Martin St. Louis and Dominic Moore hope to finish emotional runs by hoisting the Stanley Cup, but the Kings won’t make it easy. They come in as heavy favorites as they attempt to win their second championship in three seasons after raising the Cup for the first time in franchise history in 2012.

The NHL must be delighted to see the Stanley Cup Final come down to two great teams from huge markets. Now they just need to back up that excitement with great hockey.

The contest kicks off around 8 p.m. ET, yet there is also a pre-show airing 7 p.m. ET. You can enjoy that extended coverage on NBCSN and by following this livestream link:

CLICK HERE TO WATCH LIVE

  1. revskip - Jun 4, 2014 at 7:29 PM

    LGR

  2. joey4id - Jun 4, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    Drop the puck! Go Kings!

    All the big guns gonna shoot out the lights
    The place will be rocking cause it’s hockey tonight
    Hard hitting, fast breaking, bullet on ice
    The place will be rocking cause it’s hockey tonight

    Scoring goals, taking hits
    Who’s that masked bandit giving everyone fits?
    Scream and shout, make some noise
    Rock em and sock em like Cherry’s Boys!

  3. joey4id - Jun 4, 2014 at 7:39 PM

    That 70’s line gonna shoot out the lights
    Rock em and sock em like that 70’s line

    Go Kings!

  4. thailer35 - Jun 4, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    Less than five minutes in and brown is going for knees!

  5. bakedbees - Jun 4, 2014 at 8:55 PM

    Wow, the west is good…pfffft

  6. Gigagigagilgamesh - Jun 5, 2014 at 1:29 AM

    Thanks NBC for the Rangers telecast…
    Way to treat us all to an unbiased perspective of the game!!!

    LOL Kenny Albert (NYR radio guy) and Eddie O (part of the 94 Rags squad that won the cup)….
    What a joke!!!!
    Eat a D~

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