The Rangers return to New York in a very familiar, yet very unfamiliar situation. It's not the first time this postseason the Blueshirts have fallen behind in a series by two games; that also happened in the second round when Pittsburgh took a 3-1 series edge. Of course, this franchise hasn't been in a Stanley Cup in two decades, and is trying to navigate its way through what comes with that. Monday is a new day, as the Rangers get their first crack at MSG ice in this Stanley Cup Final. Here are your morning notes.
In Game 2, the Rangers squandered another two goal lead (twice) before the Kings put them away in double overtime to sweep the opening games of the series at the Staples Center. Some recaps. [Blueshirt Banter] [NY Post] [ESPN NY] [Daily News] [The Record] [Newsday]
The Los Angeles Kings are in uncharted territory when it comes to games played in a single postseason. Will fatigue come back to haunt them? [ESPN NY]