Kings, Rangers still tied heading into second OT
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Dwight King and Marian Gaborik scored almost six minutes apart in the third period, and the Los Angeles Kings are still tied, 4-4, with the New York Rangers as Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals heads to a fifth period.
It took less than two minutes of the third for L.A. to reduce its deficit, as King's screen helped a right-point Matt Greene blast sail home for a 4-3 contest.
Gaborik's second-chance rebound try at the right post tied the game at 7:36, and Quick did the splits to deny a wide-open Brad Richards from atop the crease on the next shift.
The first overtime featured 14 combined shots, but just as many close calls.
Rangers center Chris Kreider had the initial quality chance, but cranked a shot off the left post from the right circle with 7 1/2 minutes elapsed in OT.
New York's Dominic Moore went to the box for high-sticking jeff Carter in the face at the midway point, but the final 37 seconds were wiped out after Kings veteran Justin Williams was sent off for tripping Rick Nash.
Carter then careened into Henrik Lundqvist on the left side and paid the price on an interference call with 5:33 left in the first extra session.
Shortly before the advantage expired, and in a frantic sequence, Mike Richards passed to King, who misfired on a one-timer looking at a half-open net. Kreider was allowed a breakaway in transition and also missed wide left on a hurried shot.
The Kings have already overcome deficits of 2-0, 3-1 and 4-2 to stay alive.
06/07 23:10:08 ET