New York Rangers: The Most Painful Losses Of The Past Decade

2. 2014 Stanley Cup Finals, Game 2

The “experts” were all saying the Blueshirts didn’t have a shot at winning the Cup, yet the New York Rangers were up 4-2 in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

The Rangers looked fantastic throughout the first two periods of the game. While LA held the physical edge, they were having trouble containing the speed of the Rangers.

As the third period began, things were looking pretty good for the Rangers.

With Hank in net and a strong defensive game, the Rangers were 20 minutes away from gaining home ice advantage in the series.

But less than two minutes into the third, it happened.

Dwight King basically fell on top on Henrik Lundqvist as he deflected a Matt Greene point shot into the net.

Dwight King Controversial Goal Against Rangers Game 2 2014 Stanley Cup Final YouTube

That’s just awful.

A New York Rangers win in Game 2 would have completely changed that series.

While I’m certainly biased, I believe that the Rangers would have pushed the series to seven games if the referees made the right call on the play.

And that is why this is one of the most painful losses, not just of the decade, but in New York Rangers’ history.

Once that King goal was scored every New York fan knew that LA would eventually come back to win the game.

To add insult to injury, the NHL eventually admitted that goal interference should have indeed been called on the play.

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