Channel Surfing is Too Many Men On The Site’s quick guide to tonight’s Stanley Cup Final action, as well as any other interesting broadcasts in the world of hockey. Included is a list of the scheduled games, game notes, as well as a pre-game warm up song.
New York Rangers @ Los Angeles Kings 7:00 PM NCS [Series: LAK 1-0]
- Game 2 between the Los Angeles Kings and the New York Rangers will prove whether the Kings are truly the front runners in this series, or if Justin Williams‘ overtime game winning goal was simply a furtuitous turn of luck. A 2-0 deficit will make things difficult for the New York Rangers, even with the series returning to the Big Apple for Game 3. A 1-1 split sounds pretty good to the Rangers right now. While most of the praise went LA’s way in the wake of Game 1, the Rangers made the Kings nervous early in Game 1. New York got out to a 2-0 lead, but the Kings stormed back from a two-goal deficit for the fourth time in seven days. [NHL.com]
- With all of their success in the post season, it is rare for the Los Angeles Kings to modify their lines. However to facilitate their comeback in Game 1, head coach Darryl Sutter shifted Jarret Stoll throughout the lineup, Mike Richards was given more ice time and was paired with Justin Williams in over time. The Kings bottom six forwards carried the team in Game 1, but Los Angeles will need a better performance out of their top six if they hope to find long term success in this series.
- It will once again be a showdown between the speedy play of the New York Rangers and the physical play of the Los Angeles Kings. The New York Rangers had the Los Angeles Kings on the ropes in the first period of Game 1. Their speed directly resulted in break aways for Benoit Pouliot and Carl Hagelin. Pouliot was able to score, but Hagelin’s breakaway was thwarted by Jonathan Quick late in the third period. The Los Angeles Kings are hoping their physical play can put a damper on the Rangers speed. The Kings were credited with 45 hits in Game 1.
TMMOTS Pre-game Warm Up Song:
Bad Religion – “Los Angeles Is Burning”