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 8:00 PM NBC [Series: LAK 3-1]
- The Los Angeles Kings get another chance to finish off the New York Rangers, this time in front of a home crowd at the Staples Center. Despite cutting the Rangers lead to one, and dominating play for the second half of the game, the Kings were single handily defeated by Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. The New York Rangers managed only one shot on goal in the third period, the Kings had 15. Without some of the best goaltending we have seen in the 2014 post season from Lundqvist, as well as a little bit of puck luck, the Stanley Cup would have likely been awarded at MSG Wednesday night.
- Facing the seemingly impossible task of coming back from a 3-0 deficit in the Stanley Cup Final, the New York Rangers simply have to take it one game at a time. With Wednesday night’s win, the magic number has been reduced to three games. If they can pull off a win in Game 5, they can begin to change the entire Los Angeles Kings mentality about this series. A win tonight changes the Game 4 win from a minor speed bump to the beginning of a comeback from New York. If the Rangers are going to make this a series, they will need some help from their offense. After Martin St. Louis game the Rangers a 2-0 lead six minutes into the second period, the Rangers managed to put only six more shots on net in the game. Henrik Lundqvist stole Game 4 for the Rangers. He cannot steal them a Cup.
- With the Kings loss in Game 4, a lot of comparisons are bound to be made about the 2012 Stanley Cup Final, where the Kings took a 3-0 series lead against the New Jersey Devils. The inexperienced Kings allowed the Devils to win the next two games before finally winning the Cup in Game 6. Fortunately for the Kings, they are more experienced this time around and they have not forgotten the lessons learned in 2012. The Kings know first hand that a 3-0 deficit is not the end of the series.
TMMOTS Pre-game Warm Up Song:
Candy Hearts – “I Miss You”