LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Dwight King of the Los Angeles Kings skates against the Phoenix Coyotes at Staples Center on September 23, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. The Coyotes defeated the Kings 3-1. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
The Los Angeles Kings defeated the New York Rangers 5-4 in double overtime to take a 2-0 series lead in the 2014 Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night.
But if you ask New York Rangers fans, they probably will tell you that the game shouldn’t have gone to overtime.
With the Rangers leading 4-2 early in the third period, Kings winger Dwight King went into the crease as Willie Mitchell was blasting a slap shot from the point. The puck deflected off King and into the net, but he didn’t give New York goaltender Henrik Lundqvist much of a chance to make a blocker save.
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This image from James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail makes a good case for goalie interference.
I'd lean toward this being goalie interference. King in blue paint and Lundqvist can't move to puck. http://t.co/MpPq0ZYHaQ— James Mirtle (@mirtle) June 08, 2014
Lundqvist was clearly upset and voiced his displeasure to the referees, but the call on the ice of a good goal stood. The Kings tied the game about six minutes later when Marian Gaborik scored his playoff-leading 13th goal.
You can bet this goal will be talked about a lot during the build up to Monday night’s Game 3 at Madison Square Garden.Filed under: Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, NHL, Nicholas Goss, Stanley Cup Final, Stanley Cup Playoffs, Top Stories