NY, NY, United States (NewsBahn) – The New York Rangers won their first game of the Stanley Cup finals, edging the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.
Benoit Pouliot scored in the first period and Martin St. Louis tallied in the second, while goalie Henrik Lundqvist racked up 40 saves.
Dustin Brown scored on a breakaway midway through the second period for the Kings, but L.A. couldn’t net the equalizer.
Jonathan Quick had 17 saves for the Kings, who hold a 3-1 series lead and can put it away with a game five win Friday at Staples Center.
It would mark the team’s second Cup in three years.