Jun 11, 2014; New York, NY, USA; The puck stops on the goal line behind New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) , center Derek Stepan (21) and defenseman Anton Stralman (6) during the third period in game four of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final against the Los Angeles Kings at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Kings almost tie game against Rangers, puck barely doesn't go in (GIF)


It was the closing minutes of the Stanley Cup Finals and the Los Angeles Kings needed just one more goal to tie the game and force overtime. The New York Rangers meanwhile were holding on for dear life, down 3-0 in the Stanley Cup Finals.

 

The Kings were deadly in overtime overcoming it multiple times to reach the Stanley Cup Finals and winning twice in overtime during the finals to take a 2-0 lead in the series. The Rangers certainly didn’t want overtime and this game lasting any longer than it had to. They already had the win in their hands and considering their past bad luck, why would want more of it?

The Kings on the other hand desperately wanted it.

While the two teams thought they would decide the fate of the game, it was the puck that had the last word. The Kings got a shot on goal and the Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist sat on it, or so he thought.

He didn’t actually sit on it, only slowed it down as it slowly made its way towards goal. Then the puck stopped, as if the hand of some supreme being had stopped it himself, or as Mike Emrick put it, the puck made a little snow fort in front of the goal line. I don’t know what deal with the devil the Rangers made tonight, but that puck saved their Stanley Cup hopes.


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