LOS ANGELES -- Kyle Clifford scores goals about as often as it rains in Southern California.
The last time he did it was 2013. It might as well have been a lifetime ago.
But Clifford got one Wednesday in the Kings' Stanley Cup Final opener against the New York Rangers. A big one.
His goal late in the first period brought the Kings back from a 2-0 deficit and a lethargic start, beginning what would become a 3-2 overtime victory at Staples Center in Game 1 of their best-of-seven series.
"Cliffy played a terrific game for us," teammate Justin Williams said. "We get out of that period still down two goals, it certainly could've gone either way. That's the playoffs. There's little things here or there, second efforts that result in goals that we're able to come back from deficits.
"Making it 2-1 gives us a little bit of a step toward getting it all the way back."
Clifford is hardly the first person you'd think of to provide a spark. He's a role player, a left wing whose time on the ice h...