The Kings Celebrate Stanley Cup Win Next To Devastated Henrik Lundqvist

The immediate aftermath of Alec Martinez's game-winning, double-overtime goal for the Stanley Cup on Friday night was a flash. Net, referee signals goal, and a Los Angeles mob around Martinez. It was great fun for the Kings, and absolute misery for the Rangers. Just look at all of these pictures of sad Henrik… » 6/14/14 10:28am 6/14/14 10:28am

Alec Martinez Was Mic'd Up For His Double-OT Stanley Cup Winner

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez deposited a meaty rebound in the back of the net at 14:43 in double-overtime, giving the Kings a 3-2 win and the Stanley Cup. The NHL had Martinez mic'd up for the moment and even though it's exactly what you'd expect it to be—a whole bunch of whooping and yelling "yeah" a… » 6/14/14 9:37am 6/14/14 9:37am

Lego Kings And Rangers, Getting Wrecked In A Blender

This video, from the "Will it Blend?" folks, purports to predict a winner of Kings-Rangers by seeing whose Lego knockoff Lego players survive. On a more primal level, enjoy it as super-high-speed camera footage of little Lego men (and a little Lego zamboni!) getting destroyed in a blender. [via Puck Daddy] » 6/13/14 5:49pm 6/13/14 5:49pm

Kings One Win Away From Stanley Cup; Rangers Sliding On Their Faces

The first thing that grabs the eye is, obviously, just how close this came to crossing the line and giving the Kings a 4-0 lead. Not really a big deal, but with 10 minutes left in the game a three-goal lead is not insurmountable. A fourth goal, though, would have emptied the Garden and packed Penn Station. Instead,… » 6/09/14 11:11pm 6/09/14 11:11pm

Kings Score Buzzer-Beater Goal To End First Period

The Kings took their first lead of the series just before time expired in the first period of Game 3. After coming up empty on the power play, the Rangers seemed willing to skate the period out and head to the locker room for the first intermission. But with about five seconds left, the Kings carried the puck into the… » 6/09/14 9:09pm 6/09/14 9:09pm

The Marty St. Louis Special

This one-timer from Derek Stepan to Martin St. Louis gave the Rangers a brief 3-1 lead in the second period. Three minutes later, Willie Mitchell scored on the power play to bring the Kings back within one. 11 seconds after that, Derick Brassard stuffed a bouncing puck past Jonathan Quick to put the Rangers back up by… » 6/07/14 9:26pm 6/07/14 9:26pm

L.A. Kings Put Will Ferrell "Go Kings Go" Video Sign Outside MSG

There is a monstrous video screen with Will Ferrell's mug shouting "Go Kings Go," and other ravings about losing his mind, in the shadow of the Empire State Building. The video screen is on the corner of 33rd and 7th avenue, one of the busier intersections in New York. For those unfamiliar with the city, that means… » 6/07/14 11:03am 6/07/14 11:03am

Did The Rangers Hang Dan Girardi Out To Dry?

Work backwards through the sequence preceding nearly any goal, and you'll find one really basic error that led up to it. You didn't have to look very far for last night's winner: A slapstick turnover from Dan Girardi left Justin Williams all alone in front, and just like that—four seconds from whiff to win—the Kings… » 6/05/14 9:38am 6/05/14 9:38am

The Stanley Cup Will Come Down To The Best Team Vs. The Best Player

The Rangers and Kings are in the Stanley Cup Final because of depth, since this is not basketball, where a small number of very good or great individual players can drag a team to postseason success. You need top-flight players to win championships in hockey, obviously, but just as necessary are lower-level players… » 6/04/14 2:49pm 6/04/14 2:49pm

Guy Buys $1 Stanley Cup Tickets; StubHub Takes Them Away

Thanks to yet another StubHub seller who is bad at decimal places, a New York Rangers fan was able to purchase a few tickets for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals for $1 each (the purchase came with a $8.20 service fee, but who's complaining?). Unfortunately, this lucky Rangers fan probably won't end up attending any… » 6/04/14 11:56am 6/04/14 11:56am

Sad Canadiens Mascot In Rangers Jersey Is The Saddest Mascot

Oh my God, Youppi! What have they done to Youppi!? You would think it's impossible to look so wretched while covered in electric-orange spaghetti fur—and have a name that includes an exclamation point and is literally French for "yippee!"—but then you've never been Youppi! in a Rangers jersey all alone on a… » 6/01/14 1:16pm 6/01/14 1:16pm