The New York Rangers learned the hard way why many consider the Los Angeles Kings to be the heavy favorite to win the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals. They are clearly outskilled, and each step forward the LA Kings take pushes the NY Rangers further up against the wall.
The Rangers have had a few days to digest their Game 1 overtime loss and prepare for Game 2 on the road. The Stanley Cup Finals continue this Saturday when we watch Rangers vs Kings online free live streaming on NBC Sports.
The Rangers jumped out early on the Kings in Game 1 to take a 2-0 first period lead on the road. Los Angeles fans knew their Kings were a little weary and rough in that period after a Game 7 overtime win three days before, and sure enough, the Kings tied the game in the second period and dominated from there on out to win in OT.
It was less than five minutes into overtime when Justin Williams drilled home the game-winner, sending Los Angeles into celebration and New York into misery. The Rangers were so close to stealing home ice advantage and simply couldn’t adjust to the adjustments the Kings made after the first period.
Historically the team that has won the first game of the Stanley Cup Finals has gone on to win approximately 77 percent of the time. The Kings and their fans are aware of this having won Game 1 against the Devils two years ago and then going on to win the Cup.
We correctly predicted the Game 1 outcome and final score of 3-2 in favor of the Kings. For Game 2, our prediction is that the Rangers defense steps it up and the series pulls even at one game a piece.
Below is all the information you need to watch the Rangers Kings Game 2 live streaming free online or to tune in on your TV.
Start Time: 7pm EST / 4pm PST
Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles
Where to Watch on TV: NBC
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
Game Two Final Score Prediction: Rangers 2, Kings 1