For the second consecutive game, the Kings and Rangers went to overtime and, for the second consecutive game, the Kings won. LA beat the Rangers 5-4, in double overtime to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Final.
After a dizzying second period, the Rangers took a two-goal lead into the third period and before it was half over, the Kings tied it up. One came on a questionable no-call for goalie interference on Henrik Lundqvist and the other was Marian Gaborik cleaning up a rebound Lundqvist left in front of the net. From that moment on, at 7:36 in the third, there was nothing. for nearly 45 minutes the teams were scoreless.
It became like a fight, where short bursts of wild haymakers were sprinkled between longer periods of inactivity, as everyone conserved energy. One minute the teams were swapping breakaways and the next there were three-straight icings. Both goalies stood on their heads when they had to, but the game had to end.
Seconds after the referees did not call what looked to be a delay-of-game penalty on the Kings, for shooting the puck into the stands, Willie Mitchell threw the puck at the net and Dustin Brown tipped the puck underneath Lundqvist's armpit and into the net. Game 3 is Monday night in New York.