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Video: Rangers hope to finally protect a two-goal lead

Jun 11, 2014, 9:52 PM EDT

It’s easy to overreact to a seven-game series by conjuring false narratives, yet it’s difficult to avoid getting caught up in all the talk about the New York Rangers squandering two-goal leads. For the third time in this series, the Rangers managed to build a 2-0 lead against the Los Angeles Kings. It’s already reasonable to ask if they’ll see that margin dissolve once more.

The Rangers opened up scoring with this Benoit Pouliot deflection. Despite some flat stretches of play and a near-goal, New York managed to go up 2-0 in the second period thanks to this Martin St. Louis tally:

Like a horror movie villain, you just knew the Kings wouldn’t stay down. They generated a slew of scary chances, yet Dustin Brown‘s breakaway moves helped Los Angeles narrow the deficit to 2-1:

It could be a nerve-wrecking final stretch of Game 4, whether this game or series ends in regulation. Either way, it doesn’t seem like things will come easily for the Rangers.

  1. bleedrangerblue - Jun 11, 2014 at 10:14 PM

    We finally got Luck BUT LA is damn good and is pressing. LGR!! Get this one!!!

  2. Professor Fate - Jun 11, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    Looks like the bounces might finally be going the Rangers’ way. Oh, and they’ve avoided taking any penalties for most of the game. That said, nice elbow to Gaborik’s head by Nash behind the NY net with about 10 minutes left in the game.

  3. 950003cups - Jun 11, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    That’s the win they needed. It’s over Friday night. Enjoy the win.

  4. hrudey - Jun 11, 2014 at 11:05 PM

    Congrats to the Rangers for their win in the series. The Kings made them earn it. Hopefully they’ll finish it Friday.

  5. trueblue2000 - Jun 11, 2014 at 11:07 PM

    Was a great game. Hope Friday is as good a contest.

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