National Hockey League

Brown's double-OT strike gives Kings 2-0 series lead over Rangers

Los Angeles, CA ( - Dustin Brown's deflection hit the back of the net with 9:34 remaining in the second overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings have gone two-up on the New York Rangers courtesy of a 5-4 decision in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Saturday.

Brown was initially stationed near the top of the crease, but, while wrestling with defenseman Ryan McDonagh, was pushed into the high slot. Nonetheless, he was able to bat a Willie Mitchell point drive out of the air and past Henrik Lundqvist for the winner.

Mitchell and Dwight King recorded a goal and assist each while Jarret Stoll and Marian Gaborik also tallied for the Kings, who showed resilience in overcoming deficits of 2-0, 3-1, and 4-2 on Saturday.

Justin Williams contributed three assists to back a 34-save effort by Jonathan Quick.

McDonagh, Mats Zuccarello, Martin St. Louis and Derick Brassard lit the lamp for the Rangers, who have the next two contests on home ice, starting with Monday's Game 3 at Madison Square Garden on Monday.

Henrik Lundqvist once again played well in defeat, but suffered the loss despite 39 stops.

06/07 23:56:03 ET

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