KANATA, ON - OCTOBER 02: Derek Stepan of the New York Rangers concentrates on the puck before a faceoff during a game against the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place on October 2, 2010 in Kanata, Ontario, Canada. The Ottawa Senators defeated the New York Rangers 8-5. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)
The Los Angeles Kings were an inch or two away from tying Game 4 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final.
With 1:11 left in the third period, the Kings redirected a shot past Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, but the puck stopped on the goal line because of the buildup of snow and ice. Rangers center Derek Stepan dove to the ice and gloved the puck onto Lundqvist for a stoppage in play.
If Stepan had covered the puck with his glove, a penalty shot would have been given to the Kings.
New York held on for a 2-1 victory to stave off elimination and force a Game 5 back in Los Angeles on Friday night.
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