The New York Rangers are quickly learning what San Jose, Anaheim and Chicago learned in the Western Conference playoffs: The Los Angeles Kings are the ultimate horror-movie killers. It doesn’t matter if you drain their blood, sever their head and burn their body — they just won’t die.
Los Angeles erased three two-goal deficits in one night and captain Dustin Brown deflected Willie Mitchell’s shot past New York goalie Henrik Lundqvist in double overtime as the Kings took a 2-0 series lead with a 5-4 win over the Rangers in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday at Staples Center.
L.A.’s rally marked the 15th game of this postseason in which a team has overcome a two-goal deficit to win. This one wasn’t without controversy, however. L.A. pulled within a goal early in the third period on a play that sure looked like goalie interference (more on that below), but the Rangers couldn’t overcome it and the Kings used it to fuel them, outshooting New York 6-1 in the second overtime.