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Stanley Cup Final: L.A. Kings vs. New York Rangers, Game 5

Stanley Cup Final: L.A. Kings vs. New York Rangers, Game 5
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, JUNE 11, 2014-Kings goalie Jonathan Quick grabs the puck from Rangers Chris Kreider in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Gardens in New York Wednesday. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)

The Kings, one game away from winning the NHL championship for the second time in three years, will meet the New York Rangers in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center at 5 p.m. Friday Follow along with us here as we cover the game live.

The Rangers avoided a sweep by defeating the Kings, 2-1, in Game 4, despite a barrage of shots by L.A. After Dustin Brown scored 8 minutes 46 seconds into the second period to pull the Kings within one goal, the Kings outshot the Rangers, 26-3, through the final 31:14 and 15-1 in the final period. But nothing could get past Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who was Jonathan Quick-like in the net.

“One mistake and the season is over,” Lundqvist said. “You’re definitely aware of that. When you go out to these types of games where you know everything can be over after this period or the next two periods.”

Kings fans can only hope everything is over after three periods Friday night, so they can watch their team hoist the Stanley Cup on their home ice.

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