Repeating the start of Game 1, the New York Rangers took a 2-0 lead over the Los Angeles Kings in the first period of Game 2 Saturday night. And like Wednesday night, the Kings responded to cut the lead in half, with this one coming in wild fashion.
The Rangers tried to clear the puck around the boards, but Brad Richards flubbed a pass through the middle which was saved from leaving the zone by Dwight King. He then fired the puck Justin Williams' way in front of the net and caught Henrk Lundqvist sliding way out of his crease before dropping a pass back to Jarret Stoll, who sent a soft shot toward the net where chaos ensued:
Somewhere inside Staples Center Don Cherry was yelling at Henrik Lundqvist for getting his stick in the way, preventing Kevin Klein from stopping it.
It wasn't pretty, but at this point of the year that doesn't matter.
Martin St. Louis would score minutes later to extend the Rangers' lead back to two goals. New York would hold three two-goal leads in Game 2, but the Kings wouldn't quit as they would end up winning 5-4 in double overtime,