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Video: Deja vu in L.A. – Kings erase another two-goal deficit

Jun 7, 2014, 10:06 PM EDT

For most teams, a deficit can be an imposing thing to deal with. The Los Angeles Kings almost seem to feed off of that tension. The New York Rangers might just be haunted by “2-0” if they can’t fight through what is currently a 4-4 tie heading into overtime.

Much like Game 1, the Rangers built a 2-0 lead in the first period. The Kings fought back to within one goal twice in the middle frame, yet New York entered the third period up 4-2. As has been usual, the Kings didn’t flinch under significant playoff pressure.

After a controversial goal by Dwight King, it seemed like it would only be a matter of time before Game 2 ended up being tied. Marian Gaborik didn’t disappoint with the 4-4 tally, which came less than six minutes after King made it 4-3:

NBC flashed a great infographic that captures how tough it’s been to put away L.A.:

  • They came back from 2+ goals down in the last three games and four times in the last five contests.
  • Overall, they’ve overcome five two-goal deficits in these playoffs, resulting in three wins.

The Rangers are 10-0 in these playoffs when carrying a lead into the third period. That margin is gone, yet they can still stay undefeated in such situations if they can manage to win. Considering the Kings’ prowess with their backs against the wall, New York might be better off in a sudden death situation.

  1. killerpooh - Jun 7, 2014 at 10:12 PM

    What does it take to beat the LAK? It isn’t that the NYR goal tending is substandard .. and by the way, the LAK 3rd goes was more a case of McDonagh and King wresting in the crease, not goalie interference ..

    • killerpooh - Jun 7, 2014 at 11:13 PM

      I forgot to mention .. this was posted just after regulation and before the 1st OT .. Now waiting for the start of 2 OT .. my nerves are a wreck ..

  2. blomfeld - Jun 7, 2014 at 10:28 PM


    (cold blood)

    Friends, this term is derived from the French meaning ‘coolness & composure’ under difficult or trying circumstances. It was the credo of the British Army for centuries and an argument could be made that it’s the ‘primary’ reason why we’re conversing here in English today. Even under a ‘withering’ fire from the enemy, the British soldier of foot would never flinch for even a ‘second’ until the order was given. Yet when such order was finally given to fire, ‘hell hadeth no fury’ like a deadly volley from the British line ! :)

    GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. phtid4me - Jun 7, 2014 at 11:03 PM

    Will the Kardiac Kings pull it off again? Where is the Rangers resiliency? C’mon Rangers.

    • elmerbrownelmerbrown - Jun 7, 2014 at 11:10 PM

      The rangers will win in overtime

      • phtid4me - Jun 7, 2014 at 11:18 PM

        Who will score for the Rangers?

      • elmerbrownelmerbrown - Jun 7, 2014 at 11:20 PM


  4. domdogsbk85 - Jun 7, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    great game win or lose by both teams.One of the better beginnings to a Stanley Cup final in recent memory with these first two games. Where are all those boneheads who were saying the kings were gonna mop the floor with NYR?Lets go Rangers

  5. pirovash88 - Jun 7, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    The resiliency of this team, what a win. Let’s take em in New York!!

  6. thegronk87 - Jun 8, 2014 at 7:19 AM

    DeJa Blue lol

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