As we’ve become accustomed to, the Kings-Rangers Stanley Cup Final game came down to the wire again. The Rangers went up by two goals to none, as they’ve done a couple times already in this series. But while the Kings were able to get one goal back, they couldn’t punch through Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist in the final couple minutes.
The Kings still lead the series 3-1, with Game 5 coming up Friday night back in Los Angeles.
Lundqvist made the last 26 consecutive saves, even though his Rangers had just one shot on goal in the third period, compared to Los Angeles’ 15 shots on goal.
In the final couple minutes, there were many harried moments, including a sequence that saw the puck come through Lundqvist’s pads, only to have Anton Stralman slide it back out underneath his goaltender.
The controversy surrounds whether or not Stralman then closed his hand around the puck once it went under his goalie.
You’ll be seeing the image of the puck sitting on the goal line an awful lot over these next couple days.
Top that excitement, World Cup!
— NHL (@NHL) June 12, 2014
Below are some great tweets about tonight’s Stanley Cup Game 4.
— Stefanie Goliszewski (@stefgoliszewski) June 12, 2014
This is not an image of the puck on the goal line, it’s video! That’s how long it sat there! (OK, not really, but I’m sure Rangers fans felt it sat there much too long.)
Tonight Henrik Lundqvist was the best goalie in the house! #nyrcupfinal
— Governor Christie (@GovChristie) June 12, 2014
Rumors are that Governor Christie shut down the bridge from the ice to the back of the Rangers’ net.
— Linda Cohn (@lindacohn) June 12, 2014
Linda Cohn looks hot in her Twitter background pic!
Henrik Lundqvist has allowed 11 goals in the first 3 games of a playoff series for the first time since 2008 (vs Penguins)
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 11, 2014
Henrik Lundqvist made 40 saves and a patch of shaved ice makes the big save at the end.
— CD (@cd_desalvo) June 12, 2014
Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers just put this pillow out for all the Kings fans. pic.twitter.com/TbQH67QiWT
— Gnash (@Gnash00) June 12, 2014
— Jeff D (@JDinALB) June 12, 2014
1st star: Lundqvist 2nd star: Mini snow fort 3rd star: Stepan's glove #StanleyCup
— Craig Kanalley (@ckanal) June 12, 2014