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Rangers Drop Game 1 In OT To Kings In Stanley Cup Final

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 04: Anton Stralman #6 of the New York Rangers sits on the ice after the Rangers allow a goal to Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings as teammate Kyle Clifford #13 celebrates in the second period during Game One of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Staples Center on June 4, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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After jumping out to an early 2-0 lead in the first period, the Rangers were held scoreless the rest of the way as the Kings rallied for a 3-2 overtime win to snatch Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday.

Benoit Pouliot and Carl Hagelin registered goals 1:42 apart in the opening period for New York before the Kings started their rally.

Kyle Clifford scored late in the first period to cut the deficit in half and Drew Doughty tied with the game’s only second period goal.

The game winner came off the stick of Justin Williams 4:36 in overtime.

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 40 of 43 shots on goal. Jonathan Quick faced just 27 shots, stopping 25.

In the third period, the Kings outshot the Rangers 20-3.

Game 2 is Saturday night in Los Angeles.

Game 1 Stanley Cup Finals video highlights:

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