Rangers-Kings Tied 2-2 Heading to Overtime in Stanley Cup FinalsRob Gloster
Marian Gaborik of the Los Angeles Kings scored on a power play eight minutes into the third period to tie the New York Rangers 2-2 and send their Stanley Cup finals game into overtime.
The Kings lead three games to one in the best-of-seven National Hockey League championship series and need one more win to capture the title.
Gaborik’s 14th goal this postseason came when he knocked in the rebound of a shot by Drew Doughty. All three games in the series at Los Angeles have gone to overtime, with the Kings winning Games 1 and 2 last week at home.
Chris Kreider and Brian Boyle had scored in a four-minute span late in the second period to give the Rangers a 2-1 lead as New York tries to stay alive in the series.
Kreider scored on a power play with 4 1/2 minutes remaining in the period to tie the game 1-1, and Boyle added a shorthanded goal with 30 seconds left before the break.
Justin Williams slid a rebound through a pile of players and between the skates of New York goalie Henrik Lundqvist for the Kings’ first goal six minutes into the game.
The Kings, who didn’t hold a lead in the series until the first period of Game 3, are trying to become the first team to win two Stanley Cup titles in a three-year span since the Detroit Red Wings repeated as champions in 1997 and 1998.