Rangers Tied 2-2 With Kings Heading to Stanley Cup 2nd OvertimeRob Gloster
The Los Angeles Kings, who need one more win to capture their second Stanley Cup title in three years, were tied with the New York Rangers heading into a second overtime period in Game 5 of the finals.
Marian Gaborik of the Kings scored on a power play eight minutes into the third period to tie the game 2-2 and send it into overtime. There was no scoring in the first 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.