New York Rangers Win Game 4 Thanks to Great Save by Snow Build-Up in Crease (Video)

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Well, it looks like we’re going back to Cali after all.

With the New York Rangers staring a steep uphill battle straight in the eye, they were able to stave off elimination and keep the Stanley Cup Finals going for at least one more game after defeating the Los Angeles Kings in Game 4 at MSG by a score of 2-1.

As they did in the first two games of this series, the Rangers got out to a 2-0 lead.  But this time they were able to hang on for their dear lives through a tense third period.

How tense was it?  For starters, after scoring their second goal, the Rangers didn’t take long to let the Kings cut the deficit back down to one goal—two minutes, nineteen seconds, to be exact, as Dustin Brown capitalized on a breakaway midway through the second period.  From there, the Kings would pour it on, out-shooting the Rangers 15-1 (!!!!) in the third period, only to watch Henrik Lundqvist turn away each of their attempts at an equalizer.

And on the odd occasion that Lundqvist wasn’t able to make the save in the third, the build-up of snow (accumulated as a result of all the action taking place in the Rangers’ zone) was there to shut the door and keep the 2-1 lead intact:

If the Rangers manage to do the unthinkable and come all the way back from 3-0 down in the series, this is probably the play that everyone will remember as the key turning point…

But we all know that won’t happen, so enjoy this play now, because you’ll probably forget all about it once the Kings close things out in Game 5.


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