Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  By Abbey Mastracco  |  Last updated 6/9/14
NEW YORK -- The episode where the Los Angeles come back from a 2-0 first-period deficit and win in overtime seems to be playing on repeat. The part where Marian Gaborik tied the game in the third period, that's happened before. And the part where Jonathan Quick made a huge with about 30 seconds left in the game, that's happened before, too. The Kings keep getting themselves into trouble against every team they face in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and finding a way out. They could probably make it easier on themselves but regardless of how they do it, they're still up 2-0 on the New York Rangers as the series moves to the Blueshirts' barn. Here's how Los Angeles did it in Game 2. The positives The obvious positive is the Kings' comeback: Deficits of 2-0, 3-1 and 4-2. They might be one of the most patient and cool teams under pressure. "Between the second and third last night, I looked around, and I didn't see anyone scared," said forward Justin Williams. "I saw a prepared team that knew what they had to do." The Kings limited the giveaways, controlled the puck and their physical style wore down the Rangers fast defenders, effectively limiting their speed. A call still regarded as questionable was a huge momentum swing and a key turning point in the game but the biggest asset on and off the ice is the Kings' mindset. At this point, having not led since Game 5 in Chicago, the Kings are easily the more resilient of the two teams and their mental toughness is on par with their physical toughness. Never once did the team look out of the game and it'€™s because they never once allowed themselves to think about anything other than winning their next shift, winning the next period and winning the game. "There's no handbook for how to handle overtime," Williams said. "You either want to make the play or you're out their filling space. We've got a team of guys who want to make a difference. In overtime, you're taking short shifts and do whatever you can to make sure you're at your best." The Kings now have the Rangers on the ropes. "Obviously  we wanted to go there, steal at least one game," said New York forward Derek Brassard. "But, you know, we're going to have to find a way to steal a game. I think the next game is the most important one." The negatives As if it even needs to be said: The Kings' start. "We're not proud of the way we're starting games," Williams said." We find ourselves in the same situation, regurgitating the same mumbo-jumbo every time." Williams makes a fair point: The Kings are still ahead in the series despite the slow starts. "We're in a results-oriented league," he said. "The results are we're up 2-0. I don't care how we got here." The notables This game was one for the media guide. A few of the more interesting notes: It was the longest overtime game in both Kings and Rangers history. The Kings are the first team to come back from 2-0 deficits three straight times and win. The Kings have recorded four multi-goal comebacks in the 2014 playoffs, the first time a team to do so since the 1987 Philadelphia Flyers. In the last five Stanley Cup Final games, the winning team has led for fewer than 60 seconds. "I don't know about the other team," said Kings' head coach Darryl Sutter." But for us, you're never not of the belief that you can't come back or you're not going to win. We've played a lot of hockey in May and June over the past three seasons. You have to do that at some point during series or during games. It's just the belief in that."
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