Many are saying ‘one more win’ for the Los Angeles Kings, but the New York Rangers are only concerned with Game 4 as a chance to stay alive in the series. The first two games seemed promising for New York, when they took early lead in both. However, the Kings were able to bounce back twice, ultimately winning both games in overtime. The discouraged Ranger team took the series back to New York, only to be shut out in Game 3. Even though the Stanley Cup will be at Madison Square Garden tonight, the Rangers will do everything they can to prevent it from being awarded.
Although New York is down three games to none, Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist hasn’t lost his confidence yet. “I feel like I’m in position. I feel like I’m tracking the puck pretty good. But it hasn’t been enough, so I’m going to try to raise my level and try to help the team to get the first one Wednesday night,” Lundqvist stated in an interview. He also believes Los Angeles’s success has been heavily depended on sheer luck. However, luck is not a reasonable excuse, or can even be measured. The Kings are a physical hard-working team, even if luck is on their side. The New York Rangers will need to regroup and earn their chance to keep the series going.
With impressive success demonstrated by the Rangers in the first few rounds, bringing the Stanley Cup back to New York City seemed possible. It still is possible, but it will take a lot more effort from New York than what they’ve shown the past 3 games. Hope for the Rangers still exists and tonights game will be a test for both teams. Will Lost Angeles succeed? Or will New York stay alive?
Game 4 will take place tonight at 8 pm in New York City at Madison Square Garden.