The Los Angeles Kings are in the midst of making NHL history during the Stanley Cup Finals. They are now the first team in the NHL to come back from a two goal deficit for the third straight playoff game.
The Kings already became one of only four teams in the history of the league to overcome a three game deficit in a playoff series and go on to win it. They are also the first team to advance to the finals after playing seven games in each of the previous three rounds.
In addition to these, they are the first team to take a two game lead in a series during the Stanley Cup Finals without holding the lead at any point throughout the games prior to the game wining goal.
When was the last time the Kings actually held the lead during this postseason? Back in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals. The lead hasn’t been held for 229:15, a span covering four games.
Game 2 was also the second longest game in Kings history, going into second over time.
Anze Kopitar logged a career-high 33:57 of ice time as well as Dustin Brown scoring his first ever playoff overtime goal to win the game.
The Kings are definitely pushing their limit to see how resilient they can be. Continuing on this trend will ultimately result in a loss or two, but the Kings are playing some amazing hockey and plan to give the New York Rangers a run for their money.