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NBA New Year's Resolutions
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Your basketball viewing habits your approach to the nba. Your philosophy on life but it could also be for any teams or players out there. That you wanna see turnaround. Step it up. Maybe pull themselves together here in the new year. Twenty twenty one. I think it's pretty cliche at this point. To say twenty twenty was a rough one I'm not going to try to rank it. And in terms of all the years that i've experienced but probably not in that top quarter mile. Michael looking forward to the page a little bit and a couple of my My resolutions that. I came up with have to do with how i'm viewing the game or or how. I'm feeling the upcoming season. So without further ado i want to open the florida you What is your number one. New year's resolution for twenty twenty one for the open floor globe Well happy new year to you. Happy new year to all of our listeners. First and foremost you're right. This has been a terrible year. We're excited for two thousand and twenty one. My first resolution is to the philadelphia. Seventy sixers and it is in two thousand and twenty one. Do whatever it takes to trade for james harden. I'm one hundred percent on this bandwagon. I don't necessarily think that the rockets will make that deal with them because it hasn't happened already But you know. I'm watching the sixers play their offense. Is you know it's very early. Their offense is just very ugly though And i'm watching the rockets play. And you know. I see some criticism for james harden's effort and he's not in shape etcetera etcetera. He is a heat rock when he has the basketball still. He is incredible. I think we underrate him as a nba. club of observers and Yeah like honestly of james harden was on the philadelphia seventy sixers probably penciled him into the nba finals. That's how good. I think that he is and i think how dangerous i think they would be if they had if he had. Joel embiid to to work with. So that's my that's my first resolution. Let's dig into the heart and emptied pairing. How would it work. How do you see that playing out from a personality standpoint from a basketball standpoint. i think that It would make obvious sense to upgrade from simmons to harm you're talking about the shooting playmaking Just the ability consistently year after year to generate elite offense efficiencies for his entire team and just make the entire sport. Look easy sometimes. Washing simmons on offense is just kind of a drag. You've got all these fit questions. People raise the question about the point guard and and the style of play. But if you had hardin and embiid bead. That's a little bit of a different look. I mean you've been so excited about his pairing with christian. Would chris woods in very different player from joel embiid. So how does it work. When you're putting those two guys together if we do go ahead and grant your resolution. I guess in my head i i see joel. Embiid juice morphing into the best pick and roll. Roll man screener in the nba. Which is something that he could be if he wanted to be. So you know. I envision a ton of pick and roll Even like just pick and pops in the flow of offense and spread floor One of the things that christian would does or has done so far for for hardin on those pick and rolls is like the woods man is so concerned with christian would just elevating for a lob that he is afraid of going over and contesting hard on layups hardens gotten a bunch of laps wide open in pick and roll action with christian. Would i think that that would be even more effective with someone like embiid. Who is just a obviously a freak of nature and when he rumbles down the pain he is unstoppable. So i like that. And then just you know win. Harden does isolate which you will still do. He's still able to get by his man at will. And if you just put him beating the dunker spot like that's a bucket every single time. So yeah. I think the fit is is really good. Honestly on offense and defense obviously like joel embiid cleans up a lot on on the on the back line and in pick and roll and Is i picked him to be the defensive player of the year so I think that you know. It's maybe not the cleanest Fit of all time. But i think that they could make it work. In a way that would be beneficial to the organization. I mean the the time period apart of hardest contract. I think scares off. Maybe some teams are like. Oh no there's only a couple years left before he it's free agency if you're philadelphia and you like kinda wanna make the process. Pay off in the clocks. Always kinda taking on embiid's health like there's no guarantee he's gonna play like eight more great seasons don't they have a certain level of of win now pressure within that organization kind of always constantly. I mean i think that was driving. The al horford moved into bias harris move. They're trying to make the most of 'em beads prime right. Wouldn't this be the ultimate now. Move isn't hiring. Doc rivers a win now coaching higher. Isn't daryl morey you know as your front office a win now Move that direction as well Should this be the exact organisation who's willing to bet that like. Hey even if heart leaves when free agency You know once he hits free agency. It's still worth it to us because we're gonna take our two possible best shots this year or next year. Yeah think that that's exactly right I think like the way. I look at it as if you are the sixers can. Do you think that you can win the championship. This season with how you are. You're built like i. I don't think that they should have the utmost confidence based on the pieces that they have and how they've looked so far like as we said who is their third best player like tobias harris does not look very good so far And even when he does. I don't think that he's the third best player on a champion. So it's you know the fit. I think that i was a little bit more optimistic heading into the season. Just theoretically looking at them on paper and looking at the shooter is that they added. But now that. I'm actually watching them play basketball. I'm a little like the tier below several teams in the eastern conference. I don't think that they could beat the brooklyn nets playoff series for example. Like at all. Like i just can't even envision that so so yeah i think that you just you gotta pull the trigger when a player like harden is available in maury knows harden better than anybody in the league It just makes too much sense to me yeah. I think that. I've reached kind of my breaking point in terms of patients for ben simmons. I really liked him. Coming out of high school coming into the draft. I painted meaningful progress in development and his overall offensive game. I was completely on board with having him as your point guard. Giving him the car keys and seeing what he can do. I think is an incredible playmaker for his teammates sets up a lot of scoring that way. But i think it's really really hard to win a title if your best players one of them is in some sort of like premier perimeter playmaker and. He's just not that guy and he's not a shotmaker either and with embiid. You're already dealing with some strategic compromisers. I guess or or stylistic compromises because you're building around a big man that's hard to do right now I just personally. It's not that like all these guys have They hate each other. It's the hatfields and mccoys. It's never gonna work. It's more just like the way the game is going. You would much rather have jaylen brown. Jason tatum combo. You like to have the ben simmons. Joel embiid kabul. They just kinda did it. And that was nice of you to say i just want to thank you kind of like the rising prototype right now for the young wings right. I mean there's sort of like the two point oh version of kawhi and And paul george whatever you wanna put. I mean that that's kind of how teams are being built right now You know to win. Titles you look back at the warriors. It was a lot of outside. And you look at the lakers. Best players are very comfortable on the perimeter. And they're very comfortable shooting the basketball and playmaking from the perimeter. That's just sort how it goes and I've just not convinced unless you had an awesome supporting cast which philadelphia dozen that. They can get back into the title picture. So i'm with you do it. It's absolutely worth it for them. How many draft picks are you giving up michael. What is the do whatever it takes price throwing in for harden I saw three thrown around there earlier by My friend your own weitzman wrote a book about the sixers is pretty plugged in. I think three is probably too much. I would say i know philly has all of their own picks. I believe going forward so two. Two first round picks maybe one of them is protected to a decent degree like does that sound fair. I do three. i wouldn't think twice about it and just get this thing. You know how i feel. I feel from both sides. James harden it needs to be traded is specifically did not include him as one of my resolutions. Because i felt like iv that one into the ground. But i would just love to see him traded. I think it's a natural spot in philly and you know given how brooklyn season has gone with them. Playing well kyrie playing so well individually and the dinwiddie injury. It does kind of feel like it's if a trade is going to happen. Those are the teams that we're going to make it right Yeah for sure. All right here is my first resolution. Happens to deal with the brooklyn nets. all right. I want steve nash to exert himself a little bit in some of these late games situations and scenarios. Michael i think in general his like i'm letting the kids drive the school bus approach is working out for the brooklyn s. They're really fun to why they put up an unbelievable number of points Last night against the atlanta hawks. But the late game stuff even though it worked out against atlanta. It just makes me a little bit nervous. Michael their ability to completely reach their potential right and kyrie was sensational in the fourth. Quarter a big scoring bercy. He started slow in that game but he was just heading shot after shot. It was the good kyri but we also saw elements of kind of like the bad guy. Read the ugly kyri late night game a really careless turnover throwing it away in the corner and other shot that goes glancing crazy off the backboard. A couple of four situations. Where you know. He's creating shots but not necessarily the best shots and throughout at all kevin durant just kind of standing around and watching and i think he got you know one opportunity in the closing stretch to have the ball in his hands and he wound up settling for an off the dribble three as well now. These guys aren't settling terrible shots because they're great shooters and They're they're excellent at creating separation You know when they do work off the dribble. But i would just like to see a little bit more team involvement. It doesn't have to be the rigid Saito tonio spurs version of offense or that you know the the warriors version where there's a million off ball actions everybody's touching the ball everybody's involved but i just don't want it to be one on one every single night in the fourth quarter if that's how it is early in the season as these guys are getting to know each other. That's okay if that's how it is when kyrie's really got it going like last night. That's okay but if we start to get to april and may and that's just all they're doing you know it's just one on one basketball play after play after play late. I gonna start to doubt these guys a little bit. Because i i need to see a little bit more from their coaching staff. In terms of all right. Let's keep everybody involved. Let's not settle for good shots. Let's get great shots. Let's make sure the ball is moving a little bit and most importantly let's make sure that kevin durant is not watching. I think you have to have a completely engaged. Kevin durant in your late game offense. It drives me crazy to watch one of the greatest scores of all time. Not get to have a touch on possessions at drew drove me crazy In oklahoma city it hardly ever happened in golden state but on usa basketball. There were a few tournaments there where he was just watching too much for my like. You've got to keep the sky involved especially against a team like atlanta. That just has no hope of guarding him. So i know it's weird to create a resolution after a team won a game in which they scored like one hundred forty five points and it was super interesting and everything like that. It's not so much about the particular result that night. It's more about how they're doing it. And what their approaches. I just think you know. Nash had a comment. Oh boy. I need a beer after that one. It's like no no. You just need to have a coach's meeting and he kinda like come up with the different strategy her or a strategy besides just let these guys do whatever they want that's You know. I love this resolution at you You know watching the end of that game last night. There was a situation where john collins and crunch time fell over and it was a five on four six where the nets had a significant advantage and kyrie like pulled up from thirty five feet trying to draw foul and the refs like the whistle terrible. It was it was. It was a terrible terrible terrible call. That i was about to say the rest blew the whistle like after the ball had already hit the ground. Basically from careening off the backboard. Sorry it was It was on the ground before you got into your motions like sure. Sure it was terrible But not your point. Just look this up. you know brooklyn's crunch time off brooklyn is played more crunch time minutes than any other team in the league. Nineteen minutes and they're averaging or their offensive rating is eight point four hours serious. It is on that game. Last night was one thirty five. So that's not great. No that is terrible and You know eighty eight point four as as our listeners can glean from. Your reaction is very bad and would have been dead last in the nba last season. So let's say a small sample size but still that's weird that's weird and it's matching the eye test to one hundred percent so i think that that's a really interesting point by you and it's really funny. We're not i. It's still very very very early. Obviously and so. We're not saying that. The brooklyn nets are cooked or anything like that but it is funny how we started a recent episode talking about are the brooklyn nets defeated complaining about the crenshaw. No no i mean. That's all part of the fun with these teams dry. We gotta elevate and then beat them down. I'm not. I'm not out on them. By any stretch they have so much firepower like trae young in atlanta. Their offense looks awesome. Those guys were really holding tough late in the game. I mean john. Collins cam reddish trae young. I mean they were all like trying to punch back. They were not scared at that moment. I really enjoy that. From atlanta and of course brooklyn had firepower to just kinda take care of him and score not completely will but would regularly down the stretch Is more just about okay like we have to take brooklyn at its word from a philosophy standpoint. These guys wanna be fast and loose right. They're trying to be a lot different than the golden state warriors were with kevin durant trying to be a lot different even in the cleveland. Cavaliers were with kyrie irving. This is almost this new experiment. We're like hey You know we're filming an uncle ju- commercial in the eastern conference finals. Let's go out there and do it and that's it's fun right but i wanna make sure it's fun and successful. That's my only point. I think these these guys are going to be really good but can they be great. This is one thing that could potentially separate them. I think okay. Can i give my visit next. My next resolution absolutely and michael our listeners would tell you you don't have to ask on this podcast. You don't need my approval. You could just do it. i'm just. I'm polite person. So i just want to give the go-ahead before i pull the trigger but yes michael please give us your next thank you this is to espn Turner and nba tv when we are broadcasting basketball games. We do not need to be zoomed in on the basketball court. We need to zoom back out. I need to see the entire court or at least like the nearside corner where i'm watching these games. I don't know if there's a player they're a player will cut out of the corner. I'll be flabbergasted. I did not know realize this player was standing there. I don't know what actions are being run. Like as someone who's trying to take notes as they're watching the games it's like it's jarring. How zoomed in. Everything is on the national broadcast. I i noticed it During christmas day and hated it very much. And i hope that it would just be a christmas day. Think i'm noticing it on all the national tv broadcasts. Is this something that you also have picked up on. Am i going insane. You're not going insane. I've heard other people mentioned this. Is it because they're trying to keep the crowd out of the or the lack of crowd out of the picture at all times that the explanation. I don't care what the explanation is. I mean i. I watched a lot of detroit pistons basketball over the past two years and i don't recall them zooming in those broadcasts. You're used to the ftc's what you're saying Yes so was this a problem in the bubble. Because i didn't watch very many games on television above because i was there. Did you have the same problem there. Or is this like a new twenty twenty twenty one season type of thing this is. This is a new thing. I don't recall this being an issue at all in the bubble and i hate it with every five being so i i really hope that zoom out going for. It's got to be something with the with the crowd. Dinner the the layout of the stadium. In that case. What i would say is the nba needs to mandate cardboard fans for those like those angles. That actually get caught on the television broadcast in the in. The standard sideline angles. Maybe we can just get like. I don't know how many would take three hundred cardboard cutouts and just set them up in the little seats. That would be near the court enough where they might come through on television broadcast and then otherwise. Keep it there. I'll say like. I don't want them to go to the wide zoom out like in be you know when they're cutting between free throws or when they're coming back from commercial or anything like that. I want them to stay as tight as possible. Like on the huddles on the players faces. Make you feel a little bit more of an intimate television viewing experience because anytime they show that the full stadium is just immediately like a gut punch to god and it's a reminder of the pandemic and everything else that's we're trying to escape right now when we're watching these games so i think we should like pitch this to espn and turner as you know. We're gonna give you one you give us one right. Stay as tight as you want in all non basketball moments and then zoom a little bit out further just like you know. Twenty five percent further back during gameplay. Do you think that would work. Yeah that's good. You know just like real quick. I was watching. The spurs lakers game last night and they were zooming in as Popovich was talking to john. Murray during a time out and it was great like i don't even recall them Filming a conversation like that in an interaction like that so up-close and like it was up close enough to basically read lips which is always fun even though pop was wearing a mask which is another unavoidable thing here but like yeah just please zoom out. That's that's all i want. I hear you. i'm with you all right. My next new year's resolution is actually for my good friend l. Sort of luka doncic of the dallas. Mavericks i m sick and tired of getting text messages and dm's from you and all the other luka doncic haters who had to sit there quietly all of last season when he just incredible and going up there and challenging like twenty two michael jordan stats and all the rest of it. You guys were biding your time just waiting for a crack to open up so you could come back and just completely mocked this guy terrorist game par talk down on him you know. Pick the dallas mavericks to miss the playoffs and all the rest of it michael. I'm sick of it. It's night after night from you and a whole of other people at didn't help last night. That lamelo ball outplayed and basically statistic tim In the game against charlotte just hurts. Here's the resolution. luca. I want you to be one of these guys who everyone says you know. He spends three point five million dollars per year on the upkeep of his body. Did you know that right. Like i want you to have. There's a lot of space down there in texas. I want you to have an entire like gold's gym or la fitness. Whatever you wanna call it. I want that in your backyard. I want you to have the single best. Jim with you everywhere back home in slovenia if you go there during During the offseason. Wherever you happen to go. I want you to have access to the single best workout facilities anywhere on top of that. I want an entire team of chefs for luca. Want one chef michael. I want an entire reality cooking. Show staff worth of chefs dedicated solely to look. I just can't handle this idea that i have to make excuses. Oh you know. He looks like he's ten. Fifteen pounds overweight. Give him a month to play into shape right luca his potential and his ceiling is so high as a player. He's got to get himself into that y- honest or lebron mentality of just being like i'm gonna make myself better every single day. There are no days off. I'm going to fully commit myself to the sport. And he does it for large stretches of every year. I mean he. His improvement from year to year would not be possible if he wasn't unbelievably committed to his craft right. But there's just like this one up. There's this achilles heel which is the you're carrying the weight issue and i just want him to nipped in the bud forever. His life will be so much better and my life will be so much better if we never have to talk about his conditioning ever again. So in twenty twenty one. Luca's going to get rid of the conditioning conversation. He's going to throw it back into your face michael. He's going to stay in shape. Constantly is going to be a world renowned fitness club owner. And it's gonna be awesome. What do you think i. Yeah i like this. I g you know for the record. I like luca after repeatedly state this because made the mistake of picking against the mavericks even though that prediction looks pretty. Damn good right now. They're one in three and their offense is basically middle of the pack. And you know like luca. I don't know like i just. I watch their games. I don't that his his physical condition is why they're struggling like you know. I don't know if you watch that hornets game. Where lamelo ball just completely this. This serrated dallas defense. But that's kind of the the the issue more so than i think lucas ability to make plays for teammates. Or anything like that. So why. I wished good health for kristaps porzingis and and his impact on the defense in two thousand twenty one as well. But like when you're a superstar level guy and we were talking about. You may be being the leading. All-star vote getter. You're going to have situations where teammates get injured. You're going to have rosters. That are maybe a little bit unbalanced their key to success. This season was luca being a god that was their key to success last year. Right and that's their key to success this right. That's pretty much what they're formula was. I mean we're going back in the preseason saying like well they're probably not going to be quite as good on offense last year since they had the greatest offense ever and he basically had the best season ever by a player of his age You know to make sure those kinds of things can sustain. It starts with the body. And and that's why you know. It's a tough situation with the quick turnaround. I'm not trying to crush him for that. I know rick carlisle has sort of danced around that already here in the opening couple of weeks in terms of the conversation. He doesn't wanna you know. Call out luca publicly which i totally understand respect. I'm just trying to spin this into a positive and just say luca. Imagine the possibilities. If you were just always in shape like lebron's always in shape or jaanus is always in shape. What could that look like. And it would be so great to rub it in guys like your face. You know like we never have to hear anything from the pena's of the world because he would just be incredible. That's what i want for him at twenty twenty one okay. All that's very fair. I think that that actually is connected in a strange way to my next resolution. So that's really convenient for the both of us but For this is for television broadcasters When discussing nicole yokich. I don't ever wanna hear anyone say he's the best passing big man of all time i want everyone to now say that he is the nba's best passer period. Because that's what is your. I don't care what position to you're saying right now. He's the best passer he's the best passer ever right now. Best passer in the league. He coolidge let. This is actually a great debate. Who what would you rather be the best passer in the league right now or the best passing big man of all time honestly best passing big man. it feels. it just doesn't feel like it does does justice for how good that he is. No disrespect to all the great passing big men throughout nba history. But like we've we've passed that threshold with yokich. Yeah i mean this guy is that it does feel like hey. You're the tallest kid in the short kids class exactly. He's averaging thirteen and a half assists per game. I don't think that there's anyone except probably lebron but you know it's lebron who makes their teammates better than yokich does and like. I'm just sick of it like when we talk about. Let's just like forget about positions. This is where we've been in a position this league for a few years now and i think that applies when we're applies to the platitudes that we we give to certain players and yokich is just the best passer in the league like. He's not a point guard. Maybe he is whatever. I don't even know. He's the best passer period so i have some advice here for you michael as it takes. This is a great take. But i think to get people to your current opinion. You have to go further. You have to kind of move the entire conversation. You have to shift the narrative right so what. I think you should do. Is you need to start coming out. And regularly referring to him as the greatest passer ever period right because that would that will do is it will spark debates between people saying well yokich versus magic. I'm taking magic and other but you could say well. Yeah i understand that you would take magic but look what yokich does. And you could dig into the advance stats. See if there was some argument for yokich you can sort of that into a thing right. I'm not even sure who else may be stocked in would get into this conversation. We could have a lot of fun with yokich versus stockton debates and that would really cement yokich is place in history in a way that your current argument doesn't quite get there. You know what i mean so just take it to the next level michael so this is basically like applying the overton window to nba discussion percent. That was exactly what i was looking for. But i wasn't going to come up with that term off the top of my head but made you see where i'm going. Well let's just do it right now. would you rather have yokich or magic or stockton question Yeah i'd rather have marcus smart out of all of those guys. But i would say no i get what your point is. I get where you're where you're going with this And i'm not gonna do that. Because i think it makes me sound like an idiot but i just i just wanna go resolution which is back backpedal. You wanna take yokich over magic so bad and you're just thinking god. This is going to be a headline. They're going to call me at lakers hater. Again for the record. I'm gonna take like. I always do this when i come to my rankings. I always show a lot of deference to people who have done it for long periods of time right to the all time greats you try to give them the benefit of the doubt. So i'm not going to put yokich over magic or stockton. Before saying he's the best passer in the league right now and he continued that for five years. Not only is he definitely better longer tracker than guys like bonus or even a bill walton. managed right. So now you do have to start throwing him into some pretty crazy historical You know comparisons and conversations. And i don't think it's absolutely ludicrous. But i do wanna see. Denver put up like super high offensive efficiency ratings for multiple years before we kind of get into that category. Because that's sort of how i ultimately judge a lot of passers is not just about the technique and the precision right. It is about making your teammates better. But it's about lifting your offense to the highest possible peaks from an efficiency standpoint. Right if you're if you're passes are not leading to the best possible options for your team on a consistent basis than i do have to hold you back there but yogesh could easily do that as well You're getting us into some pretty interesting. Take territory michael. Are you sure you don't want to throw out here and in your toes into it a little bit. I thought that this was a semi a hot. Take at all. Because i think everyone respects and understands and appreciates yokich does is a passer but like do you even agree with what i'm saying. Not really. I'd still have lebron over him but it's close like it's a conversation. That's that's kind of point. And also i would say lebron one of the greatest passers of all time to have him salihi in the top five so if you're having a conversation yokich versus lebron you know he's he's getting up there but i do wanna to see him prove it. I mean lebron making crazy passes for longer than half of our listeners. Have been alive right. Michael in the longevity factor that really matters a lot in historical debates. But if you're saying who has a deeper bag of potential passes right like four good quality assists. I think the height factor place a yokich to his favor. I think you could argue. He's got more total good passes at his disposal than lebron. Does that you could maybe hedge it that way. But now i'm kind of defeating the point of what you're trying to do which is remove all of these little qualifiers and just be like yokich. Is the guy. Yeah real quick to just support yokich. When yokich sits the denver nuggets are scoring eighty five point four points per one hundred possessions so they're even worse than the brooklyn nets and crunch time just for everyone's reference point and win yokich plays there at one hundred and twenty point two offensive rating which is just like you know blowing the doors off of everybody so he is. He is incredible. I think he's even gone up a level as a passer just his command of the entire game when he's on the floor is tremendous. He's been more aggressive in all facets. And you'll have to see it. We're all shopping for essentials online these days and now you can get rewarded for it with the bank of america cash rewards credit card. You can choose to earn three percent. Cashback on online shopping essentials. The essentials have never felt more rewarding visit bank of america dot com slash more rewarding to apply now copyright twenty twenty bank of america corporation. So i've got one here. Kind of related Democratise bonus for the indiana pacers We become a sa- bonus fan podcast. Should we be a little bit. More active and vocal in our support of this guy because he's not yokich. That would be an unfair comparison. But he's pretty ridiculous and try to imagine a world where yokich didn't exist right. How much hype with opponents. Skit if he's out here averaging twenty to eleven and seven for a pretty good team that i think now has a chance potentially to win a playoff series in eastern conference right. Don't you think he would be getting an awful lot more hype. But i was in pretty early for him last year as an all star and i was really glad that somewhat surprised that he made it. I think part of it was because all the injury issues in the eastern conference and everything else but this guy has had just an unbelievable like i dunno physical transformation. He's gotten bigger gotten stronger. Maybe it's the facial hair. Michael i don't know if that's making him a little bit more intimidating or what. The deal is but i liked him coming out of college. I did not see him becoming this player. I think the coaching change has played to his benefit as well. He's super involved in their offense. I do we feel a bird in here to just hype this guy up a lot more to kind of get him just on people's radars because i don't feel like he gets nearly enough attention right now so two things real quick and this is so Serendipitous that you brought up a bonus number one when you said imagine a world where there's no yokich how would we view sa- bonus how. I feel about luca with jason. Tatum just imagine. There's no luca everyone to appreciate more Number two i said on another podcast guesting on recently that bowness reminded me of the eastern conference version of nicoli. Oh yeah for sure. And and when i said that this actually like to take too much off of your resolution but like that was literally how i was going to lead into my next resolution which was to you to respect the eastern conference here. Because what what i what. I said that. I was thinking i was like. I'm sound wait. I'm spending too much time talking to my friend. Ben gulliver right now because that is such a disrespectful thing to say about so bonus because in so tremendous and You know i've watched a ton of the pacers. Because to their games against the celtics. And i just go out of my way to watch every celtics game and in the first one he was just a monster who could not be stopped and in the second one. He scored the go ahead bucket. Because robin williams is clueless on defense and in the second one. The celtics were treating him like shaquille o'neal like he did basically didn't because they were triple team on every touch and the respect level was like through the roof so now this guy has passed. He was pretty good. You know operating from the elbows before. But i think his passing has gone up a level. He shooting more threes as something that As you said with the the coaching change. I think that that affected that part of his game and yeah he's just like a physical menace and the facial hair makes them look like wolverine. So yeah. I think we should be giving up more props army. I'm telling you this guy grew up. He's going to go back like his tenth high school reunion. People are going to be like wall by what happened. Oh my god So let me ask you this. Here's a here's a choice for you to just kind of think about for a second bam adebayo or d'amato sa- bonus right. I mean that's pretty juicy debate you can think on that one for a second In terms of the eastern conference. I want to give the eastern conference all the credit i possibly can but just facts are facts. And when you're saying player is eastern conference nikola yokich. That is kind of disrespectful. But i do think it's. It's pretty accurate for bonus. And i'm not sure he's going to be that guy forever right like if you give him another couple years of this. I mean. he's still very early. I he. Should it be at us. Prime yet from a statistical standpoint and he is just almost like a perfect modern big. He fits exactly what looking for. i mean. obviously he's shooting the ball better than we would expect from so far this season but Just in terms of his mobility His passing ability versatility finishing ability The strength which you've mentioned. I mean all of it kind of came out of nowhere. I i wonder of all the moves that sam press t- Made you know there's been a lot of them here over the last five six seven years. We should probably discuss bonus being part of that trade package for paul george more than we do right because Let's just say they hadn't done that. And they had sabinas. And zander know running forward for the next. What four or five years. That looks pretty nice. That sounds to me like The start of a foundation. I mean look. Are you going to trade. For having the two years of paul george probably not. Could you have found a different way to make that. Paul george strait happened. That didn't involve the bonus. I don't know. I just think that he's playing so well right now. We're really going to need to reanalyze a whole lot of narratives around his career. I guess is my point. That is a really interesting point that i never really thought about you. Know he wouldn't. The thunder wouldn't have as j because they traded paul george to get him so that would be a little crush on. You're you're thinking. I guess what i'm saying. Could you have made the trade four. Paul george in some way with other assets so that Okay did include. Bonus like whistle bonus dealbreaker. Because i remember at the time it felt like the trade was mostly for older depot. And it was like me. So bonus was coming off a rookie year. Where westbrook didn't even look at him for eight months so he just stood in. The corner was practically a spectator had no staff whatsoever. And he wasn't a high lottery pick you know. He's kinda late night lottery so he didn't have a lot of buzz so he was almost like tyson. I'm just saying if you could have found something else to toss in in his place. Maybe a plays out differently. I dunno now. That's that's actually really interesting. New knows how what is development curve would have been in oklahoma city continuing to be with westbrook for as long as he was like. We don't know these things but now that is a really fascinating. When can i. i wanna go back though. Talk about the eastern conference disrespect for two seconds verdict at some point on bam versus So bonus so let me know. Okay well i have it for you right now. it's bam sorry it's just yeah no it's I don't know if you've been watching if you seen the the too many games so far but like bama's already added different things to his game that he didn't have last year which is just like i mean he's just like confidently pulling up from the elbow with a quick release. He's getting to the basket with like riddick. His a handles better like he's just he's got like a hesitation. Move off the bounce. That's just like what is even happening right now. So now it's still bam for me for sure. But i i love so bonus do. It's really close between them. Both right now. I think bam's like either a year or two younger. So that might be the deciding factor on this is that he's improving so fast and he's got further to go on the curve that he definitely has a higher ceiling and he's shown a lot of ability to reach ceiling so far so i've got faith in him to get better at better. I guess i'm going bam. But this is what i'm saying. We've got to start some of these conversations to get the buzz going for these players. Let's get bonus into some head to head debates here and really get him some Some attention anyway. Back to the eastern conference respect. How are you going to try to talk me into this conference for the first time in twenty five years. Okay so you know teams that were bad in the east last year are you know A bunch of them are either good or like looking potentially great. You have the hornets. Which i wanna put some respect on the hornets. They actually look like a functioning basketball team. that's interesting when they bring lamelo and miles bridges off the bench. The atlanta hawks who praised earlier For their tenacity towards the end of that nets game which was honestly like you know that was not something that the atlanta hawks displayed once last season toward them daily agree one hundred. Yeah they look great on offense at least and they could have. They could've won that game. Which is really impressive. I think the indiana pacers. Also you know talking about so bonus. The indiana pacers are really good and victor oladipo. He had a stretch in the third quarter against the celtics in their second game where he just looked like a max player again and it was like. Oh my god like if this dude can sustain this in stay healthy. He is going to get a ton of money this summer. So the pacers are suddenly really intriguing to me as a team that maybe we should fear getting into the not not only getting into the playoffs but doing damage once. They're there obviously the brooklyn nets. Were basically nothing last season without k. D. and perry was hurt now. Everyone's healthy except for spin. Spencer dinwiddie and we look at them as championship contender. Then we have the holdovers we have the bucks still you know. I think the bucks are Not the same team in the regular season but could be a better playoff team. Because of the addition of drew holiday we have the sixers. You know They are what they are. They're a good basketball team. I don't think that they're a championship contender right now. But they might trade for james harden we have my celtics who are really good and jalen brown and jason tatum. Basically the best duo in the eastern conference and the toronto raptors haven't won a game yet. But i'm not gonna like crap all over the toronto raptors just yet I think there's just like a bunch of really good teams. I didn't even say the miami heat that this is a bunch of really good teams in the east And like in the west. Like you know you got memphis minnesota. Every year michael you know every euro. The east is on the rise and the west is not as good as we all thought in every year shakes out the same way. Michael come on. Can i tell you one of my resolutions. Actually i wrote down here was to watch the bad teams more and specifically have in mind a lot of the bat eastern conference teams. I've found that the very best teams because they're not really trying that hard right now or infuriating from night tonight right got. Hey milwaukee goes in hits twenty nine threes and the next night they lose to miami. Right the lakers. Hey they beat this team. Next night they drop a game. They shouldn't job. It just keeps. The clippers is the perfect example to right. Hey we have to really impressive wins early. Then they get run off the court by the mavericks and like the first quarter that has been driving me nuts early in the season. I just realized a lot of these teams are treating this preseason. I think some of these early results are walkie and they're not going to stand so i'm not going to get caught up too much in those unreliable swings Kind of influenced by the schedule and all that what. I've been looking for teams. That i can kind of count on to be who i thought they were in the most reliable teams right now are like detroit washington chicago. I mean they're just brutal. And because i watched a lot of playoff basketball in the bubble i was surrounded by like you know teams. That knew what they were doing. Total competence is actually been really fun to watch teams. That are just terrible for different reasons and try to dig into like. Why is this team suck like how. Why don't these players fit. What is this coach thinking. How long is he going to be until he gets fired. That's where i found the most pleasure so far You know during this season. And i i want to continue doing that because you never know which young guys might break out or you wanna get a longer deeper. Look at some of these second and third year players who are kind mired in bad situation so one of my resolutions for myself personally. This year is to watch more of the bad teams especially in the first couple of months to just kind of You know a happier person but also to be. Maybe a more well rounded commentator. So that's that's what. I'm going to be doing here and i guess from that standpoint hats off to the eastern conference because that's where i'm going that's you to satisfy satisfy my new needs. Where do you think. I mean you're preaching to the choir here. I love this a lot. i watch a lot of bad basketball. I've watched every team in the league. I think twice so far. And i haven't watched the new york knicks once so i guess this is like my own mistake there slash. That's good for my mental health. So am i. Who is your favorite bad team to watch right now or jumped out. I've really been enjoying the pistons. Like they are bad and so many different ways like killian. Hayes just not really ready yet. josh jackson. Just i mean sometimes. Effort level from him is just wild to watch. You've got plumlee. Who's just i mean. I never forget when he left. Anthony davis open for that three pointer in the the playoffs. That kind of changed that entire season where he thought there was going to be a switch and there was no switch so every time i see him move around on defense i just immediately think there's gonna be a catastrophic mistake that cost them their entire season even though it's the middle of december when i'm watching these games it is a little sad to watch guys like blake griffin and derrick. Rose be themselves that. Get me down a little bit. But there's also a whole bunch of guys in the rotation that i had never heard of prior to this season. So that's been a that's been good and then on top of that. You've got jeremy grant experience which we knew would be full of lots of ups and downs as well still lot going on with them. And it's gonna definitely wear on me probably within two or three weeks but for right. Now they're kind of my go-to team. They've been a lot of fun. I think for me right now. The bad teams that are playing well for some reason or at least winning games are really interesting. So like i'm actually enjoying watching the cleveland cavaliers. And not just. Because they're back. Court has the best nickname in the history of the nba. Sex land colin sex didn't areas garland tremendous But but now like the the cavaliers are man. Like larry nance is like a bad outta hell like he is doing everything on the defensive end. He is Shooting threes andre germans. Having fun they're letting him post up and he's not absolutely atrocious at it right now so like it's that they're they're really frisky an interesting. I don't think it will sustain but they're one and then the other one. I just wanted to move on real quick on the calculator. It's i think it's very important that history notes that john might have been the worst coaching hire in nba history. And i comes from a guy who has nothing but respect from michigan's basketball program. You know obviously a big big time michigan football fan. John eli and one of the most revered college coaches in the country for decades. He gets there. There's the whole thing about slugs and thugs. There's leaks out of his locker room constantly. He winds he winds up basically giving his money back in an unheard of move. You know just say. I'm not coaching anymore. And they move forward. J. bickerstaff would we ever have seen this. Same level of happiness and You know frisking is that you're describing. Had they stuck with john beeline like most teams would. That was a truly extraordinary situation for him to get run out of there like they did. I believe kids on the internet. Say they got him out of the paint. Michael i mean it was really quick. I i mean if this does sustain in any tangible way I mean bickerstaff deserves. Cook coach of the year Consideration like when you watch these games and you listen to any of the players and the cavs talk about their experience this season and in training camp like everyone loves everybody else and everybody hated everybody else. Let season which is just like. It's it's funny to me that just make one coaching. I mean. I don't wanna put too much of the blame on beeline but A lot of the same players are there and like the fact that concepts and now passing the basketball In getting other people involved in like not having kevin love whip basketball's at his head out of frustration like it's it's just a completely different situation for them so it's really a great story of relationships enduring adversity and guys being able to come back together. I understand you threw a ball at my head but we can move passing shake on it and let's be a new team together this year. It's just beautiful. It's almost made for tv movie. I mean. I do think there's something to this idea of the nba culture being a lot different then college culture. And we've seen brad stevens make that jump brilliantly. And i think like his key core strength is basically his humility and his deference to his players and obviously his ability to communicate and think the game at a very high level those are sort of his just baseline characteristics for who. He is as a coach. We've never really heard like all the celtics locker rooms going at each other. People are frustrated with stevens. He's done a great job of managing those personalities and just kind of understanding what it takes to bring the group together. I think would be line. You're coming from a situation where you've been the guy. Your way has worked for decades. You don't know any other way and you're significantly. Older than stevens was obviously when he came in as a from the college. The college ranks from butler to coach boston just a completely different situation. I can't almost imagine two more different experiences coming from college to the pros and honestly in hindsight. It doesn't surprise me that much that it didn't work out right. I mean we're talking about major major gaps in just about everything between beeline and that group. So i think it worked out very well for all parties that they were able to find a way out of that. Sometimes you screw up. It's okay like it's not the end of the world if you make bad coaching hire a. It's worse if you let it fester. Or if you're in denial about it or you refuse to find a resolution or some sort of compromise or a way out and i would bet be lines a lot happier doing whatever it is right now that he's doing then coaching that team because that looked miserable asher and his players. Look happier to all right anyway. Your your next team. So yeah my next team. I just really wanted to quickly mention. Is the washington wizards. You you say to them Momentarily but just talking about bad teams. That i'm enjoying watching real quick. I've never heard a play by play announcer. Call out a head coaches rotation so many times so in a season i. It is remarkable honestly lake. They just i don. I don't know what the you know inside baseball behind the scenes situation as there but like clearly scott brooks you know. We talked about coaches on the hot seat. Like i just you know. I'd like scott brooks. I'm sure is a very nice guy. I have a hard time believing that he is going to last until the all star break. So are you suggesting ownership or management. It's like passing notes to the play by play guy just like make sure you mentioned that. We're playing the three point guard lineup. That can't guard anybody again. Or what are you insinuating here michael. I'm not i'm not insinuating. I'm flat out just stating what i hear. That is exactly literally what you just said is what is on the broadcast. It's like why israel netto still in the basketball game. Why is this smith with russell. Westbrook for this long. They can't defend it. Is it like you watch a lot of leak pass like the broadcast crews usually bend over backwards to defend coaching decisions in player mistakes and this and that and like it is just. The gloves are off. Man is very entertaining. Nothing's better than when the broadcast crew of snaps on the team right. I mean i used to happen years ago with the king sometimes just completely fed up with the lack of effort or whatever and they start really calling it like they see. That is a good time. Rarely happens obviously for financial reasons. Because you're just convincing people to turn the channel when you're just like here comes the three point guard lineup. They can't guard anybody again. Washington is about to give up a thirty point. Run and all seventeen. People watching the wizards games that are like all right. Let's just go put something else on. Maybe watched queen's gambit on netflix or something. No that's really interesting. What do you think brooks will last the season or no. I don't i really. Don't they just like it's not like they've had a really tough schedule. Either and what's really what's fascinating to me is how the schedule is shaking out where you know teams are playing the same team back to back like or two times in three days or whatever it is so there's a situation where like like the celtics play the pacers In two straight games. And it's like when you drop the first one in heartbreaking fashion. You wanna see a bounce back in response you saw the same thing with the bucks in the heat the bucks hit like fifty five three pointers and then the next night. They up to play again the heat the same team. And it's like the heat. Don't have jimmy butler. But they come out and they fight and they win that game and that's like really cool to see and you get to see the kind of like in-season adjustments and with the wizards. They're like they're playing the orlando magic twice and just get the crap kicked out of them. It's just like what. What are we doing here. Like i just i understand russell. Westbrook didn't play in one of these games because he's not gonna plan back to backs but like have some pride wizards like come on. I know. I think it's really hard to lose or win for that matter. Two games in a row in this kind of setup to psychologically when you win you're more likely to lead up your team. If you lose sort of like miami got drilled by milwaukee new way more likely to come back with some real fierce fighting your step and you're going to show 'em and and try to get that split. They were going to be seeing splits all year. Long in those kinds of situations and for washington to be like we're we're just gonna drop them both right off the top. It does say something what we should probably keep an eye out for with them. Michael what if scott brooks starts to feel the heat like really feel it. Will he play guys. Like westbrook and bill like forty six minutes a night right. Well daddy his adjustment. 'cause he's already playing them like a pretty decent amount and of course they're terrible when you take either one of those guys off the court because the roster's not good do you. Is that how you go down with the ship. If you're scott brooks just be like look. I've if my jobs on the line i'm just going to play my best players all night long. If they're upset about it so be it or do you see him go in a different direction knowing that you know what's really important in today's league is just a through line of communication from ownership to the front office to the medical staff to the coaching staff. If a coach just decides to do what he wants. It usually doesn't end well for the coach. So that's just the fast fast-track looking for desert times demand desperate measures like what adjustment to scott brooks have right like. That's the thing. Sometimes i imagine these coaches in coaches meetings. Our guys were in four. You know we've been spending a lotta time trying to hype up russell westbrook's triple doubles. But it turns out. That doesn't actually matter. It doesn't contribute to winning. So how can we do this. And you're looking around at your roster and you're like well roy moore's out with some sort of a pink guy situation we've got denny apnea who fell into our lap with our draft. Pick but you know he's also thirteen years old I've never heard of any of the wings that are on my roster right now so not really expect too from them. Bertans is coming off of a minutes restriction and he's helpful but not like a big time win impacter. I i guess for lack of a better phrase. You've got two guys on that roster. Thomas bryant is not going to guard anybody so you've got to players that you can really count on your roster like what adjustment to scott brooks. You think he really wants to play three point guards of course not. He's stuck in a crazy corner just trying to do whatever it can to to generate some level of offense because he knows he doesn't have five guys who can defend the basketball so I think his only option is running his stars into the ground. And that probably won't work out for man. This podcast episode is really making me going out on a high michael. Do you have any more resolutions. I do actually. I have two more than i want to say. And one of them has actually related to Russell westbrook and the wizards coincidentally and you actually already said it which was resolution to the media to stop caring about triple doubles Particularly apply to russell westbrook done resolved. We are we are way beyond the tipping point here with a player who has just rendered counting stats completely meaningless. Like can we. Can we move on as a as a collective society please like. It's terrible and then real. Quick i'm looking for the principal double from him. I want ten minutes. Threes and ten turnovers plus the points rebounds and assists in a game this year. If that happens. I'm going to bring it up. That's going to happen if scott brooks runs them into the ground. All part of my master plan here. Michael fixing the wizard exactly one hundred percent the next one real quick. Also ties to the wizards in russell westbrook. And it's to westbrook specifically. Please stop shooting threes. He is shooting ten percent from behind the three point. Line you know i. It's not a coincidence that the best basketball he played in years was during that stretch where look like an mvp last season when he just stopped shooting three point so relied on warriors numbers. Geez it's tough Okay so i. I have one more. I have a couple others that i just you know like to myself. I don't wanna praise and pritchard too much. But i really struggling Really struggling But i actually have one. That's kind of interesting. I think It is to the toronto raptors this offseason when the dallas mavericks. Call kyle lowry and throw the bag at him. I don't wanna say bobbi webster anyone else with the toronto raptors to talk kyle lowry out of it. I just want them to shake his hand Thank him for being the most important player in franchise history and move on. Because i want to see kyle lowry dallas. I think that would be a lot of fun and right now in toronto. I'm not ruling toronto out as a good basketball team. But you know kyle. Arizona and pascal siakam does not look like the guy who maybe they gave the max contract to and it's i think everybody just needs to move on. Yeah i was on a separate podcast last night. I just lost my mind disappointment about pascal. Siakam my resolution to myself is to have better discipline at twenty twenty one and try to space that out you know. I think there's gonna be a lot of frustrating moments between me and pascal. I got my hopes way up last year. He hasn't been the same guy as response since the bubble has not been great. And i don't know what the chalk it up to. i'm. I am worried that you know his his four months flourish. There is gonna. We're gonna wind up looking back on and say wow man remember that that was weird like how did he do that and you know what happened to that guy and i. I really don't want there to be that strong of a market correction on his stock because he's an awesome guy and a really fun player to watch when he's he's playing so well but turnovers playmaking shotmaking three pointers. All of it. Like gotta step up pasco. I like your idea. On larry for sure Would be an awesome fit. Would be very helpful. To luca would be a big upgrade in that spot for dallas. And they've got to spend the money on somebody so I'm with you on that one. Not a perfect fit from an age standpoint. But he can give them. Maybe a little bit of like chris. Paul like bump. You know that that phoenix is enjoying right now. Right exact like a one or two year deal. That's all i'm asking for for sure. All right Here's my last one for michael has to do a job mirant. You know. I love john you know. I wanted him to be an all star this year. All these other things He goes down with a pretty bad and somewhat scary ankle. Sprain they're saying three to five weeks on the recovery time period. Which isn't the end of the world on paper but michael. My resolution for the grizzlies is this. And i had somebody. Call me out for doing this a month or two ago and i tried to defend myself saying i don't always encourage people to blow it up or tank and all that stuff. I'm going straight back to that. Well michael i think the grizzlies should try a tank off this look. It's a tough situation to be in I would not rush job. Mirant back whatsoever. I would try to make the argument about the long term importance. To the franchise the future of the franchise everything else. I would five weeks. Make it seven weeks by not. Let's just make this as slow as possible. I think they're guaranteed to struggle without him especially with jaren jackson as well. They just don't really have any playmaking that you can super trust no dynamic guys who are really going to be able to carry your offense. You've got some streaky. Shooter's there and so you know dependable scoring threats but nobody to kind of tie it all together and i would embrace it. I would lean into it. They still have their draft. Pick this upcoming year an awesome draft. I think that when you're looking at their roster they've got to core foundational players but they could use a third for sure and there aren't that many teams that are kind of out of the The you know the playoff chase and there's a lot of teams golan ford in the western conference so it's sort of wide open and now they have an excuse to do it. Look there was no situation. We were going to be a healthy job. Mirant with a straight face. Yeah we're gonna limit your minutes or you know we're going to try to play for the draft. That would never work. But i think they're in a situation right now where they kapit pretty easily to having an awesome draft pick and then maybe they're even more entertaining as we're looking forward to. They're like five six seven. Eight years with john moran at the helm. What do you think i love. This and the memphis grizzlies. A super lucky that their draft pick conveyed to boston last year. Because they wouldn't have had it. It would have been unprotected owned by the celtics this season in which case. I don't know what you do. If you're memphis but i'm i one hundred percent agree with you. I mean Organizationally they were. They were like load managing John moran when he was perfectly healthy last season as a rookie. I mean his style of play is so combustible the way he sprained his ankle was i think it was he contesting shots or was he just like swarming a ball handler but he like jumped like twenty five feet in the air and landed on. Someone's foot and like that for that type of energy to be Used in a season where you know. Memphis is probably not going anywhere because of jaren jackson's injury and him not playing yet Just like i look at the rest of the roster. And i'm like you know don't just lose the long term is what is important here you want. John moran to be healthy for a very long time and the way he throws his body around. You do not want him suffering a more serious injury this season when you are not going to make the playoffs anyway. So i'm on one hundred percent agreements with you like a triple j. Whoever they draft this year brandon clark. Dnc melton like like just that core would be incredible so The the the future is very bright and memphis. Imagine i mean now. You're saying kate cunningham with this group like that sounds like the young thunder really you know. I mean that you really starting to get pretty excited with that group and with he also had a knee injury coming out of the draft to right and they took thing slowly in that situation. I think it's the right approach I'm with you on the style of play concerns absolutely and i think for him in jeremiah. Get those two guys together in some fund rehab program where they're doing something every single day in their bonding and like they're trying to keep their spirits up. I mean whatever it is just by yourself some time here don't race into it and give us like a new rising small-market contender to get excited about come like july or august or whenever the draft. I mean that seems really really awesome. I hope they can see that. Vision are michael. We've reached the end of another episode of open floor guys. We would love to know your personal new year's resolutions either for yourself or for your favorite team. Players emailed them in open floor mail. Gmail.com open floor. Male edgy dot com. Alright michael they can find us on apple podcasts by searching for open floor. That's two words. When you find our page scroll down. It will say rate and review tap five stars. It's just that easy to help us. Spread the word now. Michaels on twitter and instagram at michael v. As in victor peanut be sure to follow up starting at sports illustrated. You're gonna want to see every story every podcast and all that good stuff. I'm on instagram. 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June 13th, 2014
"Trying to sweep a stanley cup final for the first time since nineteen ninety. Eight th the king's ran into a hot goaltender and game four wednesday at madison square garden. King henrik henrik lundquist recorded forty saves as the rangers avoided elimination for the fifth time in this postseason with a two one win after a wa pouliot first period goal veteran martin. Saint louis scored the game winner in period to mcdonagh outlets to center in the zone. Saint louis drops now shot past derek. Step on the shot. Pass down low marta. Same way was off to the right up. Quick he got a piece of the veteran forward has given new york to nothing. Lead here in game four of the stanley cup final and for saint louis. His team high eighth goal of the playoffs and third game winner. The rangers stayed alive with that. Two two one win on wednesday and tonight from downtown los angeles and staples center. It's game five of the stanley cup. Final between the los angeles kings and the new york rangers with the kings up three games to one the kings back on home ice where they won games. One and two both in overtime justin williams was the hero in game one and kings captain. Dustin brown ended game two in double overtime and for both veterans their first career playoff overtime winners. The kings also back on home ice tonight where they clinched their first stanley cup two years two days ago on june eleventh of two thousand twelve new york rangers looking for another good start here tonight. Remember and games one and two. They led to nothing in both games. The rangers also looking for another standout performance from their seventh time club. Mvp goaltender henrik lundqvist. Lundquist now eleven and two elimination games going back to twenty twelve game five stanley cup final here at staples again. The kings are up three games to one. We'll take a closer look at the match up here tonight after this time out. You're listening to the two thousand fourteen stanley cup playoffs on the kings radio network palais kings hockey played here patriots. Am eleven fifty knickknacks events back here at staples center. The two clocks have hit the ice and at the start of tonight's game five in just a couple of moments starting lineups for the new york rangers coach by elaine beano in his first year on defense anton strowman with marc staal and upfront derek. Step on with rick. Nash and chris kreider in front of goaltender henrik lundqvist. No changes for the rangers scratched fall car ceelo foster miller diaz and backup goaltender cam. Talbot still injured david. Llanview will be the backup for the kings now. Changes scratched brigadier schultz and jordan nolan and starting for coach darryl sutter in his third year behind the king's bench. Jake muhsin defense with drew. Doughty and andrzej copa tire will start between marian gaborik and dustin brown in front of goaltender jonathan. Quick quick in the playoffs record of fifteen and ten a two point six six goals against a nine ten save percentage and to his backup. Martin jones henrik. Lundquist has been busy as well. Twenty four games for lundquist. His record is thirteen and ten with a two point. One five goals against at nine twenty six save percentage the kings here at staple center on home ice in the playoffs are seven and four on the. The new yorkers are at five hundred at six and six quick and the kings defender are right here in the first period lundquist and the rangers to our left and now as the two clubs lineup at the respective blue lines. We'll get the playing and singing of our national anthem news. C. you the what so we. Hey twi it's less kalihi. Whose broad stripes and barat ads the Is the sweet worse. Who lease through that our flag. They say does that star spangled a thought. Ladies and gentlemen to scotto referees for tonight's game. Five steve kozaru and brad watson and the linesman scott driscoll and shane higher the kings on the attack on offense in period one. We'll be moving from our right to our left again. The copa tire line will start with brown and marian gaborik throughout these playoffs. Copa tires been leading. the league. In scoring on andrzej with twenty six points on five goals and twenty one assists. He's also a plus nine and is left. Winger marian gaborik with a league high thirteen goals and we talk about dustin brown in his last eight games. Crowd has been physical throughout the playoffs. Now has four goals and four assists in those eight games including a couple of game winners so the copa tire line will start against step on kreider and rick nash. Who is still looking for his first points in the stanley cup. Final for the new york rangers game five stanley cup. Final kings win tonight. They win a stanley cup championship for the second time. In three years off the draw battle for the puck at center ice it bounces kobe tire with it. And he'll backhanded in behind lundquist and his net stroman taking over for stall flips it in the air out to center ice doughty handed off the muslim and a gabric who will steer it indeed just underway stall back for new york it up the wall mats zuccarello along stretch past pouliot broken up at the kings line. Dwight king will take over. Four los angeles kings will serve it in deep out lundquist four girardi and now often mcdonagh mcdonagh plays it to center. Ice rangers controlling a sard. To pooley out he'll get it. In deep voinov for the kings justin williams cutting his left at center ice picking up speed williams to the attacking line with a shot but as he criss-crossed with king the king off side and they blow it down while early on here. Both coasts is trying to get all their players on the ice as early as possible. Get in there get a hit make hit just get involved in the game and then things will start to settle down a little bit last game in. new york. Took a few minutes before the park's star to filter the way to the net. We saw a lot of back and forth action through the opening. Three and a half. Four minutes dominic more out with marty. Saint louis carl hagelin. The slide put together in game. Four saint louis. Got the game winner rangers when the draw. Get it in the zone down. Low centering pass by saint louis fan on it the kings will play down pearson on a flip in to fully end on the four check following up as pearson haggling. Is there as well haggling. Up the along the wall he got checked to fully steals to pearson in the slot pearson across the carter on right-wing sweeps sweep behind the net lundqvist out. Plays it into the corner but it went off the glass. Apparently in into the netting has lundquist flight it on a face off will be to his left henrik lundqvist. They two point one. Five goals against in these playoffs forty saves and the must win in game ford madison square garden on wednesday. The kings of liked to have the advantage that they had in the face off circle in game. Four in new york did a great job especially in the opening period at led to a lot of time in possession lot of time the offensive zone and not giving up a lot of chances because it takes a look to succeed. Senator did a good job but everybody in support were jumping on those fifty fifty bucks scoreless early on just underway here at staples center rangers off the draw. Come to center national. Push it in download chase it down with muhsin they cancel step on with it through a towards the net vodka penalty coming up on the play. Is it going to be nash. Nash chasing down the park with muslin gonna stick in the mid section and he'll get the game spurs penalty. The puck was going into the corner. What happened was jake. Muslim was trying to absorb the contact. Nash on the backside of muslim reached around with his stick and kind of corkscrew. A little bit. They're trying to spend muslim away from getting to the box. And because of that the rages rebel to get on that fox step was able to get the shot. That won't count as a shot on goal. But jake gets hooked up by nash kings early on get the games. I power play and they win the drama. Bud light power play scoreless first period in game five off the draw. The king's doughty for muhsin lows into the circle for gabric left side brick checked. The play lost the puck and step on will play a down. The king's power play in the final two of fourteen rangers penalty. Kill has been a strong suit throughout the playoffs for them copa center flips it in chase down by carter and gerardi an traffic girardi moves in the corner. He gets bumped by co petar. Padres pass out of the blue line is picked off and cleared down by haggling while the aggressiveness of the penalty. Kill by the rangers. Paid off your opening forty seconds not allowing the kings split second time to be able to make a tape to tape pass in the offensive in doughty quickly to the rangers line power play kings. In deep behind the net to williams plays an i left twenty two martinez offer williams left. Wing side williams. The top of the circle of the goal line browns centers. The puck goes past audi high slot. Dhoti a shot tipton save made. I think that was deflected by arranger. Lundquist tracked it well now. The rangers clear a down near. You're exactly right as dowdy spun to shoot the puck and a direction that was going to lundquist is right and he's able to extend that left toe to be able to tonight a chance. Richards on a flippant chased on right corner by williams feeds it out. Outright side voinov walks. The line feeds left side. Martinez shot save rebound loose picked up and declared by new york with twenty five seconds on the man advantage twelve to king. Stop up right there. In front of lundquist blunt quiz is going to be forced to hold on so they because they turned away he drops the puck for defenders out to fully to center will chip it in chased down by pearson. Pierson behind the ranger. Net tied up to fully there was stole puck comes free and voinov pinching held in momentarily but now stall for new york will clear the zone and nashes out of the box scoreless early on first period. So nash went off the hook at one. Forty-four is back out rangers clear. The zone drew doughty to mitchell over the line on left wing mitchell wines. Shot missed the net right wing boards. Carter wrist shot wide. Annette left wing side. Mitchell overskated the puck. Step on will play across for stroman now head to kreider to the kings line to the left circle. Check by doughty's reach puck in the left corner for nash nash. Mark by carter nash in the left corner now outside the left circle spinning took a shot at escape. Now step on with it. Feeds it up top. Nash left wing boards week. Shot wide now behind the net. The wraparound attempt by kreider. The kid free in the slot office stick in the kings will play it down the ice clifford in on the four check following up his trevor. Lewis now copa. Tarin for the puck copa tied to the left circle. Let the puck. Their zuccarello takes over four new york to center ice mats zuccarello. We'll get it in deep. Then he got finished copa. Dr king's break to center ice copa. Tara avoids at check into the zone feeds right circle gabric back to petar copa tar. Couldn't get their return. Left wing boards copa tire traffic. Check pooley out on the rangers to center ice zuccarello to broussard. Got bumped between the benches by brown physicality on behalf of bull teams opportunity. Zuccarello try to take copa tar out with an open. Ice hit thought copay tar has head down. There does a nice job at avoiding that and then dustin brown in front of the rangers been making sure that it gets a little extra shot in their end zone. Clemente doughty got checked by three rangers. Puck comes out to center ice. Martinez will flip it right back in and it goes over the glass in the corner and out of play fourteen. Twenty two left here. Rene scoreless first period and gave five with the stanley cup. Final and on the shot clock. The kings have all three recorded in the game at two of the three shots game with the man advantage. I'm not sure exactly where that third shot come from but The rangers have yet to be able to get the puck into the offensive zone. Spent two of the opening five and a half minutes on the penalty kill so the kings have taken advantage of that spending time and the other side of the senate race red line have yet to create a great scoring chance just williams out with the stolen droid king. Williams was six points in the final leading all scores with a golden five assists rangers. Win the draw. Get down the ice going off. Pass blocked by dominic more but bounces to williams williams out on right-wing williams wristed wide of lundquist chase down left wing boards king king along the wall left it for williams out to willie mitchell the point shots rebound lucent front st louis back good williams on the rebound and williams sensational play here and the twenty fourteen playoffs continues shot from pie with a lot of traffic and all three kings forwards were around lundquist after the will they mitchell shot and williams on the rebound puts it in and the kings late game five of the stanley cup final one nothing was justin williams that setup that play gets the puck back to the blue line on a shot by mitchell jared stoll i believe tips it gets poke added onto rebound but williams who initiated the play. He was up high slot. He sniffs out of high puck. Scripps underneath goaltender kings lead one. Nothing kings get it in deep off the draw lewis in clifford battling along the boards down low hop were the puck mcdonagh. Who cleared it to center. Ice man richards will dump it. Right back in girardi for rick nash etc. Ice nashon right wing. We'll wrist it in behind the net. Quick out to the cross. The doughty to carter carter ahead to center ice for pearson cinnamon chip at end. Then get finished along. The boards by stroman stall for new york takes over stall along. The boards almost turned it over with a pass on the slot. It bounces and the rangers able to clear to center ice alec martinez green and for carter to pearson on left-wing couple of wax addict can't get the puck in deep martinez will take over again and for mad. Green stretch pass misses. Everybody goes all the way down but they wave off the icing one. Nothing kings here. In game. Five of the stanley cup final williams goal from king and stole his linemates. Mcdonnell lead pass at center ice for saint louis. Saint louis got bumped. Couldn't control the puck the kings takeover voinov lost it centered in front and a one timer. Saint louis save up pie by quick on the turnover by voinov hagelin setup. Saint louis now download mcdonagh in traffic checked on the play. Copa turn with the puck going to get a holding call called against the kings so the rangers on a power play when we come back and game five. The kings have scored i williams goal at six four and the king laid one nothing. You're listening to the twenty fourteen stanley cup. Playoffs kings radio network. Dustin brown holding at seven forty nine the penalty taken after the voinov turnover and then haglund setup saint louis. I don't think saint louis got a great shot. The puck it appeared to roll on him but quick had to make the save anyway right off the knob of his stick. The puck was knuckling as he got back to saint louis but boy he got an office dick quickly so the rangers on a powerplay trailing one. Nothing off the draw. They set it up left circle. Passers-by step on blocked by stole stefan in the corner. Now regains gone out to mcdonagh right side of brad. Richards shadow over the net picked up by the king. Stole will clear it down. The ice king's of yet to short score shorthanded goal in the postseason but a player like brad richards on the player. They need to attack. He was the one that shot that puck their and the king's wise dole when they get the puck under stick. Get it out on. The initial attempt always spells for good successful penalty. Kill now mcdonagh whether they pass out of the point in richards shot deflected on on a save through a lot of traffic by quick puck along the boards the flex in the air matt green now tied up copa cars. Their rangers on a power play loose puck winds up to saint louis. Saint louis to brad richards right corner back out right point to saint louis process. It comes to mcdonagh back right. Side of saint louis feeds left circle. Step under brad richards. A shot one time over the net reynolds off the glass and goes down the ice great puck movement thereby power play unit in new york rangers. They set up richard to shot. Was there quick going right to left. If that puck is on the net. Good chance it might find the nearside corner forty seconds and the rangers power play kings lead one. Nothing rangers dump it in kings with clearing attempt held in by new york. How pull out out along with broussard and zuccarello girardi along with john. More out to girardi right point feeds it across and tipped out of his own other stick of mike richards. Good read their by mike richards. Derek broussard four. Zuccarello back brisard and often girardi hill hammered into the king zone dowdy. Throw it behind. His net puck picked up by stole. Stole leaving at for muhsin to doughty on his forehand or goes up the middle clear. The kings at pulse right first period one. Nothing kings pouliot on. Left-wing back handed down out as quick to leave it for clifford. He'll flip it up the wall williams cross ice on left-wing chase down by mitchell mitchell on shoot in lundquist leaving the puck for climb. Pass mrs klein carter with it. Takes it to the net force behind the net. Carter install come together now. Williams is there and away with the puck new york and marc staal stall plays it ahead on the attack. Haggling moving in left wing side shot. Save made rebound nash throat in front dominic more. Got it to strowman with a shot off a body and wide hagelin and the left wing corner spinning behind the net walks out spinning shooting off escape save is made rebound again new york dominic more a chance blocked by mitchell players. The blue line held in mcdonagh right side. Strong shot off a stick and out of a hole anxious moments around the net of jonathan quick. We'll take a timeout. Nine thousand four left first period in game five of the stanley cup. Final kings up one. Nothing you're listening to the two thousand fourteen stanley cup playoffs on the kings radio network. The la kings patriot. Am eleven fifteen ninety left. I buried here at staples center one. Nothing that kings lead here in game. Five kingsley the series. Three games to one williams nine from king and stole justin williams has twenty five points. One behind the playoff leader. His teammate andrzej kot petar last ranger power play their best chance came on the one timer by brad richards from the right circle but he missed the net kings off the draw. Brown will lift it out to center copa. Dr brown gaborik out along the boards on left-wing martinez plays it in chase down by gabric with girardi. They cancelled now. Copa tar with it. Ducks under a check feeds the puck into the right wing corner gabric in on it tied up by mcdonagh now. Kobe tar worked at free to brown brown pinned along aboard by girardi got to copa high. The net go petar surveys looks feed. I love circle. Martinez a shot save rebound lows gabric and a stick tied up now brown after it along the boards but brown senator run over dorset battle for the puck. Now brown gets pushed into the boards by boyle still deep in the rangers zone. The kings exhausted back off and the rangers takeover long. Stretch pass by girardi misses. Everybody goes all the way down. And this will the icing on the new york rangers so dustin brown who has been the hit leader in these playoffs. Not only for his team but for everybody in the nhl a big hit right there. Derek dorsett dustin brown. He's keeping everybody on that ranger team on as and away that he's hitting he's not going out of his way so he's not exerting any enter energy to have to go out and make plays because he's got strong positioning out there as he's following that puck just not dorset to the ice that allows the kids to be able to stay in the offensive zone for a little bit more time. Forcing rangers have to go back deeper and regroup behind her goal. Line kings up one nothing eight. Oh five left here. In the first period stole back out with williams king and off the draw muhsin a shot from the boards block. Broussard on it for new york through it behind his net williams almost intercepted now it's grown at trump. I stole deflected away. By new york dowdy with right wing boards doughty holding on doughty knocked into the boards gets back up but he lost the puck rangers. Play it ahead chase down pool yacht in on right wing drops it for the right circle a shot. He missed the net puck out to john. More left wing side back. In deep brisard centers knocked away from zuccarello chasing. Dwight king rolled off his stick. Held in new york. Climb vergara suffered right corner curls at the circle high slot brisard looking for elaine feeds off to john more. His wrist shot blocked muslim. Takes over got to williams and williams will clear now. The rangers turn it over to williams in on left wing. Williams were shot missed. The net might have gone off john. Moores scape one. Nothing kings the rangers to center ice and a chip in buy broussard. And he'll head off on a change. Willie mitchell taking over across on a right wing to fully to fully check by step on step on with the puck and he'll get it back in behind the king's net and now jeff carter plays it up. The wall chases a down along with stall they wind up in the corner in the ranger zone in his pearson. To work it around for foley to foley's pass to flex and the rangers takeover to center ice step onto the kings line is passed to the left circle. Kreider broken by a stick going off turns it over to step on step on lost it buck fray behind the king's net willie mitchell to pearson pearson took a bump but mike richards was there and richards will clear the zone while we see. Jeff carter there that last rush up the ice by the kings trying to create a leg race he pokes the puck in behind the rangers defence. And if not for marc staal whose got extremely long reach at six. Four well steph jeff. Carter would have been off to the racist rangers on a dump in the kings. Pick it up come on zone clifford now. To louis rolled off his stick at the ranger line. Migratory will get it in deep five fifty left opening period and the kings up one nothing. Dan girardi four new york taking over girardi parrot throughout these playoffs with ryan mcdonagh. Now mcdonagh gets the puck back to girardi up to pouliot hill. Tip it into the king's own green retreats banks it off the wall and we'll dump it out to center ice stroman for stall ahead. Brazil carello steered in down. But that's going to be an icing call. Zuccarello was well to his half of center. Ice the kings are brought to by mcdonald's. Your los angeles kings presented to you by mcdonalds. I'm lovin it by toyota. Let's go places and by staples that was easy. Call matt green on that. Last break-up by the kings the reason he was able to chip the puck off the side glass and not risk putting it up over the top. Glass is because he hustled to that loose puck. God is got himself back. Turn looking up ice it when you do that. You give yourself so many more options as he was able to spot on the glass to chip it out one. Nothing kings the rangers outta their zone. and in left-wing while i shot attempt turned aside by quick and williams will clear the zone bouncing puck now. The kings line rangers couldn't get it in deep kings on the attack. Going right to left in the period ahead for williams let it go past him down. The ice plying four new york across to john more gains the right line flips it in on goal quick steers in the corner loose puck picked up by carter carter ahead for pearson across. It's a fully missed him or fully. As a lot of is to work with now martinez. Taking over. Inside the kings line for tanner pearson eight shots and game. Four for pearson. He'll dump it in. He'll chase it down with his speed along the boards with two falling out of carter. Carter's pass broken up and step on to center ice across left-wing to kreider lost it recovers left it for step on with a shot and a save hatrick. Quick juggled with the glove man quick. We'll get the whistle rangers off the rush getting a look four fifteen left first period here at staples game five of the stanley cup final. The kings are up on a goal by justin williams. We'll take a timeout. You're listening to the two thousand fourteen stanley cup playoffs on the kings radio network. You're listening to the la kings patriot. Am eleven fifty one. Nothing kings williams goal at six. Oh four this is the ninety third playoff game in twenty fourteen playoffs that nhl record previously set a ninety one of ninety two games and kings playing their sixty four game in the playoffs in the last three years. And that is a league record for most playoff games by one team over a three year span. Audra stefan on a shot blocked nash on the right wing boards with it through it behind the net tip to step on stefan centers in front goes off escape. Nashes in on goal and quick will cover up boy some of the more anxious moments for jonathan quick here in the period. Darrell come off deflections. Not off the clean shots and this is where the goaltender has to be mentally strong. And i liked the poison composure. The quickest playing with. He's not panicking. He's keeping himself looking at the puck at all times. When you've got your eye on the puck gives you a good opportunity. Be able to track it as about as off a couple of skates fortunately net last situation as the puck ricocheted off a couple of skates at slow doubt. Make it a lot easier for quick to be able to cover four minutes exactly left opening period. One nothing kings. Quick playing is twenty six game in these playoffs. That ties a league record. Most games by a goalie draw giradi shot just wide. Didn't miss by much. That may have been deflected puck out to center. Ice brown kicks it ahead for gabric gabric to the ranger line. Lost the puck he was check zuccarello or at least saint louis and now the puck deflects over and back in with a player. Trapped offside kings. Yeah jumping quick. Busy his twenty. Six game ron hextall play to six games for philadelphia back in nineteen eighty seven and Ron was so good. Even though the flyers didn't win the cup that year he was the conn. Smythe trophy winner. I remember watching some of those games. He was outstanding those playoffs and There's an unfortunate thing when you get a goaltender to perform now. While that he doesn't end up on the winning side of things he was up against the mighty oil Back in that decade as we're a lot of teams off the draw the kings get down into the ranger zone. Shot attempt to apply by brown is blocked. Now on the right wing corner. Garrett couldn't get the puck and the rangers takeover. Brad richards will flip it in matt drain. Retreat sends it up the wall. Tyler toffoli takes over to fully to cope atar cope atari non-rightwing overskated the puck brad. Richards plays it ahead at the kings line but the puck goes off the stick of dorset and then the kings will take over doors. It was out there for awhile. Alec martinez feeds it off the wall on left-wing pearson for carter carter bumping bodies with girardi puck at the ranger line. And now mcdonagh is away. Ryan mcdonagh's pass office tickets center. Matt green will take over to forty five left in the period marteen. 'as martinez plays it ahead pearson will tip it. In behind the ranger goal lundqvist out centered around for pouliot zuccarello at center mats zuccarello on a flip in now when off a king zuccarello with it to the trader klein with a shot over the net and pouliot is get a penalty for running jonathan quick. Julio it's gonna complain about the call. But i just happened to look up on saw quick losses helmet Quick was out to try and make the save and then he got hit really. Hard up by pouliot judd. Quick was right at the top of his crease. Pouliot looked like he got his arm up a little bit as well and a dislodge. The mass of jonathan quick and he ripped officials right. There immediately. went to make the call against pouliot. We'll see whether or not it's more than just a two minute penalty. The contact appeared to be more with the right arm of quick and the left arm of pouliot. And because it was. I don't wanna say a violent collision but a noticeable collision the Helmet mask of quick was forced off interference on the goaltender is the call and the kings all the best way to prevent the rangers from even thinking about. Doing that again is just to score a goal. I know the you know the the rangers are going to argue with cooney. Going to say here is quick was out beyond the top of his crease. When the contact was made but still fully got respect. The goaltender space out there. And you just can't go in there. As and the quickest coming out to try and make the save on line. Yeah so the goal tender's are allowed an opportunity to get in position without being interfered with to make assays so the kings on a bud light power play for the second time in the period. Nash went off early in the game. Kings lead one nothing on the even strike your by williams at six four kings win the draw doughty up. Hi fi did right. Side co petar. He's looking at the goal line to gabric to copa tire again. Right circle process to doughty doughty. A shot saved lundquist rebound doughty with a decent look from the top love circle. Now by the time dowd gets that fuck. Unfortunately none of the kings players both gabric carter ruin on the opposite side. Carter was coming across and then he started to go out higher. Maybe to give himself a Release bell for another opening for doubting to be able to move the puck but dowdy elected to pull the trigger that allows the goaltender lundquist. Just focus on the shot. And because of the work was position he was able to absorb it in his body. Off the draw the puck out for doubt a muslin in the middle left side gabric off his stick gabric download carter back to gabric and out to muhsin muhsin to gabric to cope atar to carter the goal line moves behind the net carter holding into the coroner feeds out to muslim latte toy walks. The line gave it to doughty doughty flips with muhsin pass left circle to gabric gabric in deeper carter who centers loose puck behind the net co petar up with it. Power play continues to gabric at the goal line. Gabric toco petar right circle at the goal line to gabric gabric now. Tried to center blocked by girardi. Now co petar to muslim alpi walks into the middle feeds it to doughty doughty pressured spinning down. Low doughty in the corner checked and got checked. Step on sends it down and then doughty took a cross-checking penalty bad penalty there for drew. Doughty there goes the power play type of penalty a little bit of frustration. Nearby drew doughty. Is he tried to escape. Getting away from From stefan right there. And unfortunately he's gonna pay the price on that one so we'll get a little bit four on four action. The aggressive penalty kill by eight rangers. Really frustrating kings even dude out. He had a shot with demand advantage. Earlier it was a little bit from the outside with no traffic in front of the net. Rangers just keep your legs. Moving in the defensive zone forced to kidnap to make a perfect play so we get some four on four here as the first prayed winds down and in the playoffs the kings nor the rangers have scored for For the victim up one one nothing kings one twelve left first period. Aaron game five now. The stanley cup final stole wins. Another face off. Willie mitchell thread behind his net. Join off now into the right wing corner. Since it back to williams a minute to play. In the period williams the center ice williams will dump it in stolen on stroman stroman along the boards check and the puck comes free. Marc staal away with it to center to the kings line heated right side broussard. Cross ice pass broken up by stole stick. Now the puck control by new york. Zuccarello feeds it up. High stroman to the right wing. Board sends it down low. Willie mitchell intercepts for williams and williams plays advice drama and out to center but a smart play. They're by justin. Williams knowing that strowman is coming down along the boards pinching. He's not gonna probably be able to stop the puck and ship out so he looks like he's gonna take a hit order to make a play. Nice little touch on the puck getting interested way. Stefan's pass at center. Ice knocked down controlled by brown who feeds grain an optimization and muslim it down the ice bounces on goal. Seven seconds left in the period mcdonagh for new york to step on to center ice step on cross ice pass and the buzzer ends the barrier so the rangers will have forty nine seconds left on a power play when we start the second period. One nothing kings. Aaron game five of the stanley cup. Final a goal by williams from king and stole at six four the shots on goal the king seven and the rangers six so after twenty minutes the kings one the new york rangers nothing. We start the second period that kings win drawn. Mitchell will get it down. The ice rangers have time on their second power. Play tonight one. Nothing kings outlet pass. Tear down into the king's own by kreider hammered around the boards and back down the ice by willie mitchell again. That was a great setup. Goaltender set it up for willie mitchell behind the net that allows him to be able to go in there and unload hammering the puck around the boards that eventually ended up in new york. John more will dump it in on the right wing boards now. Kreider stumbled in kobe. Tar takes the puck feeds brown on. Left-wing brown moved in for a shot was blocked and now saint louis for the rangers. Saint louis across to kreider providers pass hit brown in the skates kings at full strength. Early second period. One nothing kings muhsin around for doughty doughty flips it. A anna balances out of the blue line held in saint louis but he gave it right back to doubt. In this time doughty will get it out of the zone to center. Ice stroman lost at the copa tar. Kobe tar will flip it in deep but brown preceded the play and then well after the whistle stalled on brown and brown with a slash. But they let it both go kill kings. They're not giving rangers any momentum often that power play rangers had fresh. Ice did not generate a on goal so the rangers now for two command advantage. One shot with her to our place and their power. Play only one goal in the final one of nineteen. They came in just twelve percent in the playoffs. Kings leading on the first period goal by williams quick and the kings defending to our left lundquist to our right here in the second period off. The drop peterson will dump it in rangers takeover mcdonagh head to center ice four broussard in on left-wing shot blocked down by quick a whistle on the rangers. We're going to face off in the kings and take a look at some of the numbers route to buy wells. Fargo bank kings out. Shot the rangers seven six in the first both teams now in a game over two on the power play and a faceoff circles kings. One fifty six percent of the draws on jay copay tyre the only came on the over fifty percent side of things one four six sixty seven percent not overly physical period. The kings out hit the rangers by a margin of ten to eight leading away dustin brown. He was credited with three. Hits the opening twenty minutes kings win the draw get it to williams williams across for stole at center ice now to the left wing boards for mitchell got checked at the ranger line kings reset now muslim to williams moves in on right-winger shot saved lundquist. He'll cover a face off to his left. And we'll see barrels subtle changes it up or leave. The stole king william's combination out rangers are changing. And now darryl sutter will send out mike richards along with kyle clifford and trevor lewis and of the seven shots at the kings head into first grade. Five come off the sticks in the defense to by alec martinez to right drew. Doughty the ice time leader in the period ryan mcdonagh. The rangers play ten away to the opening twenty minutes off the draw richards out to doughty with a wrist shot. Blocked loosen. front clipper to chance at rolled wide. Now lewis tries to center in front clifford can t it up the rangers away with it. Step on to left wing at center ice to the circle to kreider. Riders pass block tried to get it to nash. And now mike richards will lifted over everybody and how to center ice. John more plays it ahead. The past broken up by mike richards puck deepen the king's own however dowdy for clifford and clifford. We'll send it down to the rangers. Line john more klein and up predominant more moves in a left wing moves to the circle along. The boards leaves it for saint louis who ducks under a check. But he lost the puck. Copa talks takes over to center ice copa tied to the attacking line. Leaving it for brown moves in and shoots lockdown lundquist shot from about forty-five feet out lundquist. Sawn all the way when brown got the puck coby got it from copa. Just inside the lie outside. The liner cook term across dropped at a couple of tar trying to get in behind the defence marc staal. He was the player there but stalled at a nice job. Keeping him outside he was trying to get in front to distract the goaltender because doubt Dustin brown was so far lundquist was able to focus just on the shooter. Knew you have reach up. The left hand glove save andre copa. No goals in the last twelve games only one in nineteen including tonight but he still leads everybody in scoring with twenty six points off the draw the roles in on lundquist and he'll cover before gabric could get their co petar gabric and brown remaining out and the rangers best in the circle in the playoffs has been dominic more. He'll take the draw with go. Petar one nothing kings early second off the draw the puck in the corner work free dominic more with it peels up the right wing to center ice across to hegel and over his stick goes all the way down. And this'll be icing. Is that pass some a left wing at the ranger line. Missed the stick of haggling and goes down for icing kings. Staying tightly connected five-man units on attack in the offensive zone. But more importantly when it come back defensively when the rangers have had possession of the puck. Look to move it to a teammate. Even if it looks like they've connected with that past kings have been very close to cover and close on that play not allowing the puck carrier more than a couple of feet to be able to make the next play stolz line out with king and williams stole wins. The draw williams out to doughty. Who's check and now. The rangers dissenter haggling. The trailer moving in saint louis on left. Left-wing saint louis download. The corner drives behind the net loss. The puck dwight king plays it ahead for williams chips off the boards and got down to the ranger line. More taking over for klein klein up the wall for dorset and dorset will dump it in doughty back for williams off his stick held in john. More a shot to the net. Now loosen front spinning. Can't get a shot. it's still lose cleared out to the blue line. Held in by john. More morris pass for brad richards broken up by staal and now doubt will get it out of the zone to center ice. Oh pick it up himself. Doughty moving in to the left circle doughty with a pass office. Stick arranger stick and out of play while close call back in kings on a shot from back in a blue line gets deflected it goes to off to the wider. The net to the right of the goaltender. Quick brian boyle quick to get on that loose puck knowing that he wasn't going to be able to bring the puck back beyond the goal line. Tried to bank it in back off. The back of the lake of jonathan creek but with a strong push creek was able to get that right leg up against that post and not allow that to happen. The deflection was about twenty feet between the circles. Just missed quick on the stick side one. Nothing kings straw monopoly. Draw rooms around the wall. Green with a bump on pouliot the puck past them on all the way down into the king's own martinez look out right in front of his own net now turned the puck over zuccarello with it threw it into the right wing corner strong down. Low stroman to brisard brisard to the right corner. Our chase down to the blue line dumps it down low zuccarello behind the net walks out zuccarello backhander save and the rebound cleared down by. Carter put race. No icing to fully in on stall now pearson comes in canada head to center ice held in by carter his shot hit pearson and then comes out to center ice fifteen thirty laps second period one. Nothing kings carter for clifford clifford into the zone drives. The slot had checked off his stick. By stall mike richards skates the puck and the puck out to center ice rate individual after their by kyle. Clifford he's just a half a second away from being able to turn that corner with the speed. He was trying to stretch the puck out on his forehand to be able to pull the trigger. Put it. I met now voinov on a keeping shot blocked lewis behind the net Bank off the goalie save made lewis was behind the goal. Line puck out voinov. Can't hold it in. the linesman. Makes the play lewis and stall of new york. Jousting a bit. They're separated by the linesman. Yeah trevor lewis picked up that puck beyond the goal line down on the rangers net. Too low to the left of the goaltender. Lundquist non-christians similar to what quick did on the previous shift. He pushed over getting up against short side. Post not allowing louis luxury being able to bank it in off him into the net fourteen fifty five left second period. One nothing kings kings the series three games to one copa cars. Line out gabric in brown against dominic more saint louis haggling and off the draw. The puck down the king's own muhsin four copa dr to center ice to brown on right-wing moving in. Can you get around. Mcdonagh a shot in a save by lundquist. Copa dominik. More some bumps at the whistle. I don't think we're going to get any penalties. Good bursts of speed thereby brown tried to turn the corner just could not get around mcdonagh. An actress goes to show you. How good of a passer andrzej copa cars as well. He waits for dustin brown to be able to build speed coming from the back side of the play when he gives it to him. He's right alongside mcdonagh that way. Mcdonagh can't get the angle and don't make contact. Adam mcdonald was able to recover by keeping dustin brown outside the faceoff dots. That's the cue for the goaltender to come out and anticipate shot as lundquist it right. They're making that saves one nothing kings kill petar. The face off win doughty with a wrist shot to flex wide chase down by brown left wing side brown leaves it in the corner for co petar. Copa dr got pushed against the boards by dominic more and the rangers play the puck back quickly gabric on right-wing hill dump it in mcdonagh for girardi and he'll floated down the ice muslin retreating bouncing puck. Hands it off to doughty ahead on the glass to brown brown tied up by mcdonagh cope atar battling with dominic more more turned it over to muslim at center ice now to gabric into the zone cutting to his right feeds it at the circle. Ground back to gabric office. Sticky was tied up in tight quarters. They tried to give and go now. I'm not sure whether or not gabric was anticipating that. Nice little dish there. Although of it by dustin brown rangers expected him to take the puck and a net and he tried to throw it back pass connected. Gabric would have a path to the net matt greene on a dump. Incline will take over four new york to john more for brad richards to dorset on right wing at the kings line bill chopping in deep green behind his net knocked down by boyle stalls. Pass the flex in the slot. Martinez feeds williams ahead for kane broken up now stole with an on goal chance save rebound williams at the right circle williams dwight king right corner king out to the blue line. Mitchell sent back in deep king with it feeds the high slot. The puck comes out of the zone. Good effort there by jared stoll a bouncing bach. The kings were just hounding at puck jerry. Jericho was able to get a piece about but because it got so far in behind the rangers defence. He didn't have a lot of room to be able to work with quickly in his own. Carter to the net force behind the net throws it right to the goal mouth as he walked out right side boy off shot looking for a tip non there now williams mitchell his shot to flick sand goes out of play off one of the kings and a whistle twelve forty one left second period. Aaron game five of the stanley cup. Final the kings laid one nothing. They lead the series. Three games one. We'll take time out. You're listening to the two thousand fourteen stanley cup playoffs kings radio network knickknacks nixon darrell evans here at staples center twelve forty one left second period and the kings leading one nothing. On that first period goal by justin williams williams was seven point zero in the final turnover off the draw to fully shot on a save rebound away by lundquist. Stick rangers right out the draw. Their line turned it over. Step on to kreider in on left wing kreider check by doughty but he got the puck in deep centering. Pass for nash. Nash was tied up and now pearson out of his own. Left-wing the rookie will get it in deep to fully giving chase to fully through it behind the net out of the reach of pearson. Nash takes over sweeps it ahead for kreider kreider checked following up step on moves in right circle step on sharp angle shot blocked step on again tied up by the stick of muhsin and the puck. Clear down by two foley pearson still out as stall throws it around the wall for strommen whose pressured trauma clear to center ice now. Here's zuccarello moving in on left wing. A shot big rebound to fully clears it out and down. The ice race picked up. Clifford picks it up moves in zone. Nice move shot stick save made by lundquist nice move by clifford clifford again in the left wing corner clifford along the boards later for trevor lewis behind the net. Louis tied up. Rangers tried to clear but they put the puck off the glass and into the netting fans thought it went directly out. Put another great individual effort by kyle clifford. Yeah cow clifford has really got those legs going in this game. And as you come in on the wing he pulls to the middle mike. Richards actually got positioned behind. Marc staal. But i think clifford was already in that shooting motion. He may have dished it to his left but never bad play to put the puck at the net. He tried to go far side on lundquist. Lundquist was able to extend that right leg out. Denied by clever kyle clifford cutting into the middle forehand. Shot kicked out by lundqvist one. Nothing king's rangers when the drawn play it down footrace no icing mitchell back tied up by haggling mitchell behind his net negotiating through a couple of rangers got to king sends out williams williams to the attacking line with us. Shot up high off. John moore and out of play and we'll get face off in the ranger zone with eleven six left here in the second period. The kings are brought to you by wells fargo. Together we'll go far and by bud light the sure sign of a good time here. We go vote. We play just about nine minutes here in the second period. Two kings openly allowed the rangers two shots on goal doing a nice job at maintaining possession of the puck and the defensive zone deflecting everything to the outside just going back to that last rush by kyle clifford as he brought the puck back into the middle to his forehand just as he was pulling the trigger and shot. The rangers defence reached in may have got a piece of it or a piece of his stat shaft. A stick not allowing to nice clean contact play continues now. Doughty at the right point with a wrist shot through traffic block turned over by nash. Copay tar kept it in feeds it down. Low brown checked along the boards by girardi ground. Trying to get up girardi working him over and the rangers away with the puck. Nash for step on to kreider on left wing. A bouncing puck crowder got bumped by doughty. They both fall. Gabric takes over around the wall for muhsin muslim. Poking at it cleared it up now out held in kreider crowder's passed a flex in the right corner. Now senator strom in the slot by step on strong overskated pucks dileep in the king's own muhsin plays it off the boards out to center mcdonagh for new york to strongman hill fired in rattles around the wall. Zuccarello right wing. Boards threw it behind the net for pouliot. Pouliot lost at king's third around and deflects off the glass and auto play nine fifty eight left second period. we'll take another timeout here at staples center one. Nothing the kings in front here in game five of the stanley cup final. We'll be back. You're listening to the two thousand fourteen stanley cup playoffs on the kings radio network. The home of the la kings patriots. Am eleven fifteen one. Nothing kings aaron game five of the stanley cup. Final things up three games so on the rangers avoided elimination in game. Four to two one win despite the fact. The kings had forty-one shots on lundquist on wednesday night brisard and on the draw for the rangers win. Do carello to pouliot pouliot tied by grain. The puck behind the goal. Broussard centers cleared away by green into the corner stroman download pinching threw it back in deep for of the left corner check by mike richards. Reach the puck comes out to center ice great active. Stick their in a defensive zone by mike. Richard presario trying to turn a corner and look for a teammate. To be able to get the puck do he reaches in perfectly with the timing. Easing puck out into the neutral zone to fully on a shoot in one. Nothing kings long stretch pass off. Zuccarello goes down. Into the king's own kings moving left to right offensively in the period mitchell off to foley and a hat out of the reach of pearson. Give it back to the kings to fully to carter. That didn't work now. Here's boil right up the middle in the zone. A shot off mitchell's stick and out of play and we'll get a face off. Let's see. I think it went off the king stick before it was tipped again. Brian boyle Picking up a little speed and as he got inside the kings line he got bumped by green and not sure if it was green or mitchell tip the shot. Yeah the good way to set up. Defensively boyle had a head of steam behind. He's got a big shot. They came in layers. They were staggered. So even a green may have gotten beat by boyle mitchell would have been there as a second layer but i believe green made contact and gotta stick on it as well. Brian boyle a former kings first round pick in two thousand three when the kings had three first round picks their first. That year was dustin brown off the draw. One nothing kings a battle along the boards. Boil with mitchell. Somebody's broken a stick jarret. Stoll rangers worked the puck out to mcdonagh right sided girardi back to moves in a shot. Save rebound loose. Save by quick. Still listen covered boyle had the rebound chance but quick continues to track buckwell. Callen mcdonagh got back to blue li- knowing that stole didn't have a sticky through the puck at the net because the lane was opened creek. I believe comes across makes the initial safe and then on the second bid. Brian boyle he was there trying to bat. Whole rebound and defense collapse around the goaltender tying up sticks not allowed to be able to get onto it clean but a strong push to his left by quick is chance by boyle. Williams was down on the ice helping out jonathan quick. Play all right there. Williams the only golden a game eight forty nine left second period one. Nothing king's face off one by the kings. Muslin centered around for lewis. He's tied up by mcdonagh and now doughty takes over for muhsin muslim to center ice off on left-wing copa petar just on hill steered and deep lundquist out leapt for girardi and for stefan to kreider rangers on the attack in a zone to nash. Right wing cuts slot. Lost the puck. Trevor lewis has it ahead for clifford. Clifford will chip in and chase it down. Kyle clifford in the right wing corner bought by nash. Step on away with it for kreider cuts in the slot area. Now comes to center ice to the canes line drops it for the trailer shot step on blocked and doughty will settle things down. Dowdy fires it up the wall brown ground. A copay tar now for muslin muhsin will dump it. In behind the rangers goal lundquist slows. It down for stroman stroman checked along the wall by copa tar. The rangers away with it. Haglund to saint louis on right-wing saint louis a long shot into the left. Wing corner hagen. Bumps shoulders on voinov puck fought. Four comes free gabric with it almost turned it over came to copa tartu center. Kobe tar with a flip in on goal lundquist to save kings will change up one. Nothing king's rangers dissenter haggling to the kings line draws a crowd still has it through it in front block dominic more back to haglund backhander in tight missed the net john more. Hold it in feeds it down low hagen. Check to the ice by carter. Saint louis saint louis for hegel and left corner. He's checked by carter. Back to saint louis puck free. Willie mitchell sends it to fully lift it out to center. Ice rangers continue to keep their legs moving pushing pace and because of the paster plane at right now the kings have to make sure that they get themselves back on a defensive side of the puck and make sure they watch the defense that are trying to jump in a great numbers download and that offense has only been held to just nine shots on goal here and we played almost thirty four minutes at the right point matt. Green with a shot saved by lundquist. Lundquist will cover up and we'll get a face off in the ranger zone. Was six thirty six left here. In the second. And the kings holding onto that one thing lead williams from king and stole the three linemates all around lundquist and finally williams after king and stolen chance at a loose puck after willie mitchell shot williams beat lundquist. The only goal of the game caused the rangers are coming that neutral zone. They're trying to use that cross ice dump what it's doing adviser half a second extra time for that. Winger going after that puck but the kings at very hustled back well to be able to retrieve those loose pox. Probably good communication going on with their goaltender as to where the puck is going to be and where he's placing the puck allowing the defense to be able to get it and turn it back the other way all the draw the rangers in their own zone. Flip it up. The wall knocked down and held in by stole. Who sends it behind the rangers net lundquist for mcdonagh and ahead debris sard to zuccarello on right-wing. He'll get it in deep. Green download bumped by pouliot. Drains pass up the wall. Knocked centered by zuccarello but picked off stole sends out kingdom stole into the zone stole with a shot blocked. It bounces in the rangers. Counter with bussard derek. Brisard at the red line will bounce one in on goal but we get a whistle. And then we've got a penalty coming as well or the rangers play it after they knocked down with a high stick. We'll take a break. We'll sort it out when we come back. Five fifty three left second period one. Nothing kings are in game five of the stanley cup final. We'll be back on the kings radio network. The home of the la kings patriots. Am eleven fifteen well. There was a penalty on the play. Enjoyed king of the kings goes for high sticking at fourteen o seven here in the second period rangers. Third power play tonight and the kings leading the game. One nothing brad. Richards out on the draw. One by kobe tar. Mohsen tried to throw it behind. His nettie hit the side of the net. Now the high slot the puck controlled by mcdonagh moves to the right wing to the right circle pizza pie. But the past. Mrs. everybody and comes out zone because of the pressure von g copay tire not giving mcdonagh that split second time richards was coming onto the strong side. Anticipating the puck up the boards. Mcdonagh threw it right back up the middle of the ice now. Mcdon- almost turned it over. The red line mcdonagh feeds it on the right side. Saint louis at the kings line turns it over. Kobe tar will backhand all the way down. Great pressure there. By the kings three guys on the defensive side of the puck with the other guy kind of pressuring guiding the puck to one direction that allows the defense to know where the point of attack is gonna come from and then just accordingly stefan saint louis hill wristed in a battle along the boards out to brad richards did across one wide by mcdonagh puck in the air grena bouncing puck in the corner. It's worked three. Saint louis saint louis outside the left circle power play rangers applied of brad richards to mcdonagh to brad richards off to step on left circle. Step on a pie. It comes brad richards. A shot saved through traffic. Rebound picked up lewis in the corner tied up and the rangers. Get it out to brad richards to the left circle. Step on step on holding fee up. Hi brad. richards feeds right circle. Centric pass score kreider. Mcdonagh got the puck at the right circle throat in front and kreider was right there to redirected in and the power play goal by chris. Kreider of the new york rangers has tied game. Five at one apiece. Paul nice setup by the rangers with the man advantage richards. A pie kings dissipating. He's gonna shoot the puck. He dishes at down to his right. He gets it right down to the face off dot polls the kings over a little bit mc gonna throw a perfect pass threatening right through the slot traders. Gotta stick on the ice. He taps it in power play goal. We're not at at one fifth of the playoffs for chris. Kreider so that penalty to dwight king. As the were clearing the puck outta their zone proves costly for the rangers. Just their second power play goal in the final and off the draw. The rangers dump indigo off. Kreider mcdonagh at fifteen thirty seven. Brad richards we'll get the second assist brad. Richards was at the point up. Top their quarterbacking. Thanks and he did a nice job at hanging onto the puck freezing into kings penalty killers for just a split second throwing the puck down to mcdonagh giving them enough time to be able to get their mcdonagh poses a double threat. He's on his forehand. He can shoot the puck for the one timer or make the plays he did right there that resulted into goal. Faceoff shot in by the kings. Carter the puck for to fully who centers pearson stick tied up. Now haggling across on right-wing to nash nash. With a flip and attempt from center ice goes off muslim on onto the ranger bench and a stoppage kreider from mcdonagh and brad richards a fifteen thirty-seven here in the second period and this game game five is tied up at one while brad richards comes into nights hockey game just one assist in his last nine contests but that's a big play that he makes right. They're getting the rangers on the board. Now we'll see the way both teams reactor and the remaining four minutes of the second grade. Whether that goal give the rangers some momentum and will seek the kingdom will push back and get some shots on goal and steel that momentum back is tied drew doughty for points in the playoffs by defenseman. With seventeen to center ice williams. He has the king's golden his shoot in hit a body and john more for the rangers takes over decline and back to more and ahead on left-wing where it's deep by zuccarello quick now loses the puck in front. It's deflected off. Mike richards skates and passed an empty natto. That could've just as easily gone in with quick out now. Clifford driving to the net price stuff in lundquist and lundquist will cover up the kings. Come right back. After mike richards almost a puck go into the empty net off his stick or escape and then clifford with a burst of speed on right-wing took a right to the net but lundquist stayed right with the young forward. Clifford has been skating well throughout the game. He's on his off wing again. He comes in he breaks around john. The defense spent pulls it back to his forehand goaltender. Lundquist is a nice job at holding his ground. Moving across the top of that crease along with clifford not giving him a seem to be able to thread the needle kyle. Clifford has been very noticeable in the second period for the king's leah left-winger in his fourth season. He's only twenty three second round pick in own nine appears to be very confident making plays in handling the puck and he's had a good finals here against the rangers in the first four games entering action. Tonight he had a goal and a couple of assists for three points. One one the score here in game. Five three sixteen left second period. Copa tar out an off the draw the puck in the corner step on an copa tar. Copa tar with kobe. Tai drives the slot. Copa tar to the net. Got checked and nashville take over nash. Up the right wing checked by co petar the ranger line and that put the playoff side so kobe. Tar trying to make a play offensively hustles back and forces the rangers to go off side with a bump on nash. Cope attorney offensive zone. He was trying to come around on the backhand breytenbach back into the slot in tour. Release it toward the net. Step on the centerman. He was crushing from one side but eventually took a double team by the rangers to not allow her to be able to get that puck deeper towards an one one second period winding down off the draw. Voinov for lewis and louis will get it into the ranger zone. Girardi rims around the wall held in by mitchell. Four stole stole pinned along the boards by dominic. More pucks still just inside the ranger line. Now lewis kicks it down low in the corner wrapped up by saint louis dwight king as n. Rangers work the puck. Free mcdonagh up to center ice on left wing. Mcdonagh will send it in quick will slow down and almost give it away. Give it to mitchell now. Mitchell's passes blocked. And we get a whistle. You wanna get a hook. Who's gonna go. Looks like willie mitchell making his way towards the penalty box. He was the one that Had the puck and a defensive zone. No it's against the rangers. Oh wow yeah. I hesitated daryl. Because the kings had the puck and then when they lost it i thought it was dominant more right there fifty willie mitchell that maybe tripped him up an f. Position air but it was dominic board. That was getting a call already just prior to what happened in mitchell. So the kings third power play in the game. Dominic more seventeen thirty seven second period kings third. Bud light power play their offer to an off the draw the puck in the corner copa tyrez there with gabric and carter. Carter sends up pie. voinov moves in shoots. It's blocked by boyle sliding in front great effort there by brian boyle utilizing that big frame a- his all six-foot-seven comes across not giving nafa pat internet. We're tied at one. Kobe tire will dump it in knocked out of the air played by haggling. Grimson around boy let it go out to the blue line held in kobe. Tar right side to doughty a pie in the middle copa. Petar moves and shoots. Save is made rebound loose scramble and a whistle as carter could not find the handle on it. Lundquist covers up jay copa. Dr wu hasn't had a lot of shots in this series. He gets the feet here from saudi. He was able to penetrate going a little bit deeper. Alexis shoot the puck on the top of the faceoff circles. He had actually a little bit more room. Probably saw split-second there where the goaltender lundquist his sight lines were taken away but just as he went to pull the trigger things opened up a little bit not allow lung pushed to be able to feel that shot off. His chest. didn't feel to clean. It was at his feet but both copa. Dr carter doughty were there. They couldn't get a stick out of the jam tactical center a minute. Three left second period. One is our score crowder's power-play goal here in the second grade is titled up carter-williams doughty kobe. Tar point off out off the draw. The rangers with it and gerardi will get a down. The ice king's traveling left to right offensively here in the period going off at center going off on a flip in he'll chase it down with girardi boyne off. Had the puck lost it now in his carter but mcdonagh rims around past everybody in all the way down the ice. Where's the puckett's behind the king's quick will tee it up for doughty skating room to center doughty to the attacking line moved to the right wing. Boards moves down. Low doughty feeds it back up. High richards moves in richards with a shot. Save made or blocked by girardi a minute to play in the period pass up high doughty doughty with a shot wide net. Now voinov with through it behind the net right corner dubrow under a minute to play in the period to the right circle brown cross ice played off the boards by voinov senate in download a richards richards china by mcdonagh. Now williamson's it out to the point comes out to center. Ice haglund takes over for boyle short handed. Shot hit the post scored. Brian boils stores shorthanded. Goal hagelin setting up. Brian boyle at the kings line boil cut to his left at the circle. And put it in under the crossbar inside. The right post. New york now has a lead at two. on what a play thereby haglund he outhustled enough to the puck. Off was at the end of a ship. He just does a nice little dish to boil. Boil the little girl and drag looked like he was gonna shoot through it to the outside and took advantage of the reach advantage. He had not allowing doubt it could be able to touch it. He goes against the grain throat. It over to the left shoulder of drew. Doughty just underneath the crossbar. It's a shorthanded. Marker and the rangers now lead for the first time two to one. Brian boyle the king with his third goal. The playoffs at comes at nineteen. Thirty five iniquitous to look at this thing here on the replay and Looks like now that they're they're going gonna give the go-ahead on it but there's question of whether or not went in looked like just went in underneath the bar there. Yeah it did. It was clearly and i saw the one replay earlier so haggling will likely get the assist as he bodied. Voinov off the puck at center ice and then the puck was picked up by boyle kings till the power. Play only for a couple of seconds off the draw. Mitch sold across. The louis moves in and right-wing lewis driving down. Low centered comes through off the boards. The mitchell is shot blocked fourteen seconds left in the period turnover. Pearson to louis louis. Threw it in behind the net control now by pearson pearson checked by stall in to help out stole but he fell down and that'll do it for the period talk penalties. Play a big part. In the second period we had two penalties king for high sticking kreider scored on the power play to tie in fifteen thirty seven then with dominic more offer hooking the rangers get a short handed goal to take the lead here in game five brian boyle at nineteen thirty five for the rangers. Their third shorthanded goal in the playoffs. Shots-on-goal the kings ten a total of seventeen for the new york rangers six total of twelve and after two periods here in game five of the stanley cup. Final the rangers with a two to one lead next along with former kings. Nhl forward darrel evans here at staples center. We start the third period quick and the kings defended to our right lundquist and the rangers to our left lundquist. New york beat the kings in game. Four wednesday to two one. The rangers a two one lead now here in game five. Obviously a must win again for them. Second period goals by kreider and boil so the kings on the attack. Move right to laugh as we describe it for you. Kobe tar starts with gabric brown for the rangers. Stefan with nash. An kreider and off the draw the puck to the rangers end. Stroman plays it across and now elite pass by stall misses. Everybody goes all the way down. And we're going to call this icing as muhsin won the foot race with rick nash. Here third very with the rangers leading by a goal. They would like to be a lot more aggressive. Spend more time in the other end of the ring than they did in their building the other night when they had that two to one lead they spent too much time in defensive zone get the kings too many great opportunities. We'll see if they're able to make those adjustments here in and off the draw. The rangers pick it up. Come to center. Nash shot from the red line glove down. By quick who drops it. Four doughty doughty spinning away from pressure leaves at four muhsin to co petar across on right-wing deflects brown moves in brown. Nice move to the net. Can't get a shot. The puck now winds up on the corners ranger's rangers and a collision with a lot of bodies around lundquist. Dislodging the net. Yeah it's going to be incidental contact. Dustin brown came across barreling down that right side. Try to bring the puck inside. He was tripped up by the rangers. And as up going right into the goaltender couple players end up piled up in that area. Not sure whether or not the net got dislodged but a lot of traffic around that area. Referee blew the whistle brown. Actually got between a couple of defenders. The puck roll to the net and he picked it up and really couldn't get a great chances. He was upended. As you said daryl face off the right of lundquist stole king and williams out to new york early third period. There is a game six. It will be monday two days off between now in game six. If necessary off the draw center. Pouliot to the king's line got robbed by martinez. Rain fires it off the glass out to williams etc to dwight king on left wing king will shoot in and the rangers takeover for broussard. To zuccarello he'll flip it into the kings right corner alec martinez the green and ahead for williams and williams. We'll get it in deep and head off on a change. King in with a bump on klein rangers takeover. Now they turn it over king shot and he missed the upper right corner from the right circle king with a good luck but he missed the net rangers. Turn it over at center. Ice to fully taken down at the ranger line by dominic more and the puck controlled by john. More of new york head. Now for haggling hills deer it in deep. And willie mitchell takes over not a lot of up ice pressure mitchell pearson to join on out the king's own going off will flip into the left corner pearson chasing through it behind the net rangers takeover cleared up. Not out held in muhsin to to foley flips. It into the right wing corner. Mcdonagh with mike richards. Mike richards with the puck. Kings are changing richards. Pass broken up and cleared by new york. Early third period boil is back out past a boil. Broken up towards moves in the zone on. Left-wing feeds the circle to clifford with a shot blocked. And they get it. Trevor louis louis with it again. Lois backhands it behind the net. Nash takes over four new york. Rick nash will flip it over everybody in down to the kings line. Here's jake muhsin cutting his left center shoot in copa tires. Line back out copa. Tara had the puck. It's checked off his stick and new york to center with kreider to stroman on right-wing stroman will flip it in chase down by voinov and for brown the captain to gabbara left-wing to the ranger line gabric bumped along the boards by stroman stall taking over does zuccarello but pinching his mitchell mitchell down low in the left corner in a battle co petar there with gabric zuccarello and marc. Staal puck comes. Free stall will take over. Peel behind that move up the left wing senate across on the right side and broussard. We'll get it in deep three and a half gone here in the third period to one new york slava going off ahead for dwight king off. His stick goes in on lundquist. Lundquist will cover up. All the kings have to find a way to get into that offense zone in possession of the puck get pucks and bodies to last game. They had seventy one attempts. Forty one shots got through to the net and this game here. Thirty eight shots on me. Eighteen shots on goal only thirty eight attempts through the first two series rangers have done a better job collapsing defensive zone for layers. Making it more difficult for the kids to be able to penetrate and get through kings have to make sure they don't try to go one in a two. They've got to create numbers on their attack in order to get in deeper and get pucks to the net kings Played some of their best talking not only in the final but also throughout the playoffs in the third period. They trail two to one here off. The draw muhsin keeps it in pushes it down low williams dick king right wing boards king cross ice pass it skates and deflects out to center muslim again for his partner drew doughty to one rangers to muslim now to williams williams turning wide at center ice now decides the hammer it in and the puck goes off the glass and out of play. Williams has the only goal for the kings tonight is to the postseason is seven point of the final williams with two goals and five assists here in the stanley cup. Final the ranger goals kreider with his fifth then brian boyle with his third rangers changing the way they four check it through the neutral zone in particular. One guy is pursuing the puck. They've got three layers two guys in a second layer then defense back so the kings are going to have to isolate to on that initial for checker get past him in possession of the puck if they move it up to that second layer to the wingers. Generally the rangers have guys in those position to be able to cover up and it'll be forced to chip it in to fully. Does it in carter fully and pearson are out to two one. Rangers rangers outlet on left wing and kreider couldn't get it in deep but the rangers get a second opportunity on right wing step on we'll it in chase down by voinov off moving behind his net gave it to pearson. His alad pass hit a leg. Still the king's own. Mitchell pressured puck deflects behind the net. Voinov swingset are out of the reach of pearson klein with a shot. Wide picked up now by to fully to fully ahead to center ice. The kings cleared it but dorsett feeds right back in quick behind his net will play it to join up. Went off turns it over. Rosario just on moving behind the net got checked by voinov whose outlet pass mrs lewis and goes all the way down. And this'll be icing on voinov and the kings while ray. The rangers forechecking right now with the poison that they're going to composure. That they have the kings defense are going to have to bring the puck up the ice skate. The a little bit more than they have and draw that four checker towards a mantle. Open somebody else up the way. They're going right now. Everybody when caged beds half the puck to the ice that players got a player close enough to words. So you're you're passing up responsibilities. Things have to generate again. Isolated one player to pick the player. They're going to attack against and then go out of heart to be able to get through that zone. Rangers won the drama john. More than turn it over kerry to center by mike richards moves in the right wing lost a glove and he pushed the puck in deep clifford with a big bump but avoiding most of that was john moore as client sends it down under the kings end to to one new york third period here in game. Five green pressured loose puck copa. Petar will pick up copa. Tara brown brown up the right wing into the zone stops up fee did across left wing boards to martinez about seeing puck copa tire there to pick it up copa tar high slot. Kobe tar dishes optic green green with a shot. Attempt tip save is made gabric while falling. Got a piece of it in lung attracted well and got this whole unfortunate thing was when gap rick redirected. That pocket took a lot off of it. Made the save a lot. Easier for the goaltender. Lundquist there was a little bit of a screen there but as that was deflected lundquist being marked by beliefs drama defenseman and redirects. It tries to bring it back against the grain but an easy save for goaltender lundquist to wisely hangs on face off now. Deeping rangers two left to the goaltender. Lundquist we'll see if the kings do have a better efficiency in a face off. Circle can start when he draws it at its zone that will lead to more offense of attack to new york third period. Fourteen o eight off rangers win again game six mondays at madison square garden. Five o'clock start here on the west coast game seven if necessary would be next wednesday night. Here at five o'clock carter out wins the draw doughty winds Shot blocked never got through to the goaltender. Zuccarello feeds ahead. And it's clear to center by dominic more puck at the ranger line while falling girardi got out muslim center right back in but it goes over the glass and into the netting and we'll take a timeout thirteen fifty two left third period staple center rangers. Two kings one in game five of the stanley cup final. You're listening to the stanley cup. Playoffs and the kings radio network. You're listening to the la so patriot. Am eleven fifteen knickknacks eleven's back here at staples center two to one new york kings after one period one nothing to in the second period for the rangers power. Play goal and a shorthanded. You'll the go ahead goal by. Brian boyle shorthanded with twenty five seconds left in that second period stefan's line out against the mike richards unit. An off the draw. The rangers girardi will dump it in the king zone down low mike richards richards outlets carter to center carter off on right wing to doughty. Doughty moves in shock kicked out by lundquist doughty joining the rush the other way. Step on to the king's line hill filter it in deep out as quick plays that around. The glass knocked down control by the kings who breakout with richards but richards check. Just the past by the reach of rick nash and the puck Iced down by mcdonagh from the left wing boards. Now face off back and the rangers with thirteen fifteen lump here in the third period and the rangers tried to hold onto a to one lead and stay alive and force a game. Six kings led three games to non rangers. One game four two to one. They lead here tonight by that same score now lay ranger still again. Forty seven minutes into the game. They been held only twelve shots on goal. Three them came via the power play where they scored one goals. One of their shots were shorthanded. That one counted as well off. The dribble brown drives behind the net to now duly mitchell. Mitchell with a g- goes over everything off the glass behind the goal. Rangers don't clear held in brown to willie mitchell boobs in our shot. Save ripon loose still moves in front shot. Why by voinov. With one quiz donnas back rangers cleared around held in mitchell for gabric. The goal line to brown brown now a pass in the slot blocked by nash and nash. We'll get down ice. This will they icing as the kings came. Close right there. I set up getting the puck over to willie mitchell. They changed the point of attack a couple of times that opened up the shooting lane willie mitchell because of the position was in. He tried to overpower the goaltender. He hammered that block one big glove save and the canes bouncing around into slot just unable to put that rebound back with the net void off had a shot. That was just off to the right of the goaltender now. The rangers us a little bit of employees. Are they actually going to take time out to give their guys arrest time out by the new york rangers some time then. The referee said wait a minute boys too much time. So elaine video calls the timeout to rest his Skaters rick nash. Step on girardi ryan mcdonagh and kreider kings buzzing around lundquist net. He was on his back when the puck was in the high slot and eventually voinov took a shot. But i'm not sure if you just missed the net or was deflected wide so the face off and the rangers end to the right of lundquist stole carter williams dowdy and muhsin out two to one new york. Twelve thirty five left third period sticks her downs. Dole wins the draw. Muslim tipped save is made puck as loose a scramble and lundquist will cover before dwight king could get an opportunity on other good shot from back in a blue of kings or generating some opportunities from their defenseman. Jake modernise case with that shot quickly not allowing the rangers. Get shooting lane. Surprised the goaltender lundquist. 'cause he was able to take a stab at it with his left hand. Unfortunately just as the kings were coming towards that net looking for the rebound jeff. Carter couldn't get his stick on. The rangers defence tied it up allowing lundquist to cover up stalls line will stay out with muhsin dowdy now. Boyle is out to take the draw with the stole. Who's been the best for the kings in the circle in the playoffs and off the draw scrum for the puck. It winds up to the rangers knocked off the glass out to the blue line and momentarily but we got a penalty was held in by one of the kings and then somebody got tripped up. The rangers will go to the penalty. Box saint louis have been chipped out there. Just the line. Jake buzzing ends up getting upended their zuccarello going to the penalty box. You'll get the two minute penalty. So the kings your power play is all three of the given up a shorthanded marker. They got a chance to told and get themselves back even title game two two two one rangers copa tar carter gabric martinez dowdy out off the draw. Martinez moving down low in the corner. Centering passes blocked stroman bump gabric with it gabric in the corner check rangers a clearing attempt held in by carter feeds right side dowdy shoot save. Remotes ran there and cabraha power play goal ties up game five of the stanley cup. Final shot from the right side was kicked out. But gabric was right at the top of the goal crease. Knock in the rebound and this game is tied at two apiece. Well a heck of a play by the kings along the boards. Jeff carter got the puck up the blue line. He carried it across. Got it over to doughty doughty is he was drafted to his right. Why's a little bit of time for gabric to get to the front of the net. He shoots the puck captured. Redirects it. it falls right there at the feet of the goaltender lundquist and gabric natural bowl score. He sniffs poco poco to pass the goaltender cakes tied at two two with the power play marker marian gaborik league high fourteenth dole kings dump it in from senator william chasing down but dominic more plays it ahead in on. Left-wing haggling shot goes off going off and out of play power play goal at seven fifty six tying the game gabric from doughty and jeff carter building energize now important now the next couple of shifts for both teams a kings will try to put the foot on the gas and continue to go to the rangers. Remember just prior to that goal. The kids had a couple of good shots and back in blue line. The rangers will give it up a third period goal now and have struggled scoring goals in the third grade just thirteen so far in the postseason their least of any of the three kings now vote scored their opponents in the third by a margin of twenty nine to thirty two sixteen and off the draw shot just wide on an affliction from the left side by mcdonagh. Dorsett may up tipped it now. The blue line mcdonagh swings at download dorsett behind the king's net centers. That pass broken up comes to center ice so game. Five tied up at two apiece the kings and the rangers ex ranger marian gaborik who spent three and a half years of his career in new york. His fourteenth goal loose puck at center. Clifford tries to chase it down klein. We'll get there. Keep it out of the rangers zone. Dustin brown will shoot at right back in girardi etc. New york defenseman will flip an end. But we get a whistle gonna call. This offside paul you look at this game the way it is gone kings got off to a good start scoring two games for school. The rangers specially teams got him the lead power. Play goal shorthanded. Marker and now the kings have been their best in the third period of the postseason. They tied things up. Rangers ice the puck. That brings the face off back. The other way clippers had a strong game for the kings. He was out there and after forty minutes of play. Took all kings three shots on goal. Drew doughty is assist is eighteen point now. Leads all defenseman in scoring in the playoffs. Won ahead of ryan mcdonagh. Who tied him earlier tonight to to here in game. Five at staples off the draw. The rangers klein clears it around to center. Ice zuccarello will japan in chase down. Willie mitchell behind. The king's net in for the puck is pouliot. Pooley on the right wing corner puck comes free mitchell brown to center ice brown on right wing into the zone. The right circle brown stops up. Ground feeds the high slot. William mitchell with a shot tipped in front save is made off copa tara by lundquist mitchell saw copa tar the side of lundquist as the rangers ice it. The play was their copa tar. That the lundquist made the stop to great blaze dustin brown when he brought the puck into the zone. Instead of trying to make a tape to tape pass. That was dare he chips. The puck into open ice really mitchell was able to escape into it and with his head up. He spots copa tartu. Lundquist slept slides down their copa tire. Redirects at me of not a got clean but lundquist with a push from right to laugh denied the chance and the kings taken the leap ten eighteen left in regulation game tied at two carter out with pearson and mike richards off the draw long boards. Pooley out away with it. He'll play a down at the kings line. Reading his jake muslim ahead to richards took pearson moves in check. Mike richards a shot just lied carter right side. A shot kicked out and the rangers. Takeover saint louis to center ice flip right back in by carter mcdonagh pressured carter in the corner battles with a buck. Curls shoots save is made rebound jared stoll for pearson behind the net pearson. Works at free. Girardi is up with it. Girardi now leaves the puck for dominic moore who back down the ice foot race for the puck gonna be icing as off hustles. Back kings right. Now unofficially nine shots on goal here in the period out shooting the rangers nine to one and have been able to tie things up rangers right. Now we're just trying to hang on vice. The puck numerous times in the last few shifts so the kings pressure frustrating the rangers. They want to continue to keep putting the foot on the gas. Daryl centers doing the smart thing keeping short line changes getting everybody involved fresh legs out there putting the pressure on the rangers again. The third period for the kings has been their best in the postseason outscoring. Their opponents thirty two sixteen stole out with king and williams martinez and doughty off the draw. Williams curls took a shot. that's blocked william let it go from the left circle to center ice. Haggling eglin gains the red line. And we'll get it in deep back for his alec martinez. Martinez skater center. Right up the middle into the zone with a shot down by lundquist and lundquist will cover up. We'll take a timeout nine hundred six left in regulation game five stanley cup final tied to two. We'll be back on the kings radio network. All the crowd is into it now here at staples center the marian gaborik power play goal at seven. Fifty six has tied up game. Five two apiece here in the period but kings outshooting rangers ten to one goal back last game in new york game for the kings shot. The rangers fifteen two one net gary stole king and williams out. Stefan's line out for the rangers win the draw but don't clear held in king moving into the corner king now to williams williams pinned along the boards by staal puck out of the blue. I doubt he couldn't hold it in. And the kings. After regroup kings moving right to laptop offensively optimism who feeds stole and now doughty to muhsin to williams up the middle feeds it right side but offside jarret stoll just by astrid kings. Continue to keep trying to push temple beer. And that's exactly the thing that they wanna do. Keep the crowd into the game. Keep the rangers on their heels and because the rangers have their backs up against a wall. Put a little of panic into them and it kings are throwing everything they possibly can in new york right now trying to get their go ahead goal williams and the kings one nothing after one. The rangers goals from kreider and boy lead to two one after two and now gabric has tied at here in period. Three off the draw the puck into the king's own green now a stretch pass ahead tip by brown out to center. Ice bouncing puck and the rangers are away with dan. Girardi head now vergara sard broussard. Check from behind by brown. But he got the puck in the king's own and green will play it off the boards and down to the new york. Line girardi again ahead on right wing to zuccarello. Missed him goes into the king zone. Retreating is voinov fans chanting. We want the cup going off to the red line. We'll shoot it in. We're tied at two carter in the right wing corner worked at free but the rangers takeover now they come to center haglund for dominic moore who plays it behind the king's net. Mitchell battling was saint louis to season veterans. Indeed saint louis feeds out right point. Strowman holding on a wrist shot blocked by mitchell. Went down to his knees. Carter takes over carter across to pearson moves in doesn't shoot pearson stutter steps now throws it behind the net winds up right wing boards to doughty doughty back to pearson brings it up high turns and shoots wide from forty feet. Kings are changing dominic more for the rangers battling but to folios in to tie up him. His center pass comes through the slot chase down by stroman and strong who clifford to the puck will clear in doubt he will fire at right-back in six fifty five left in regulation tied to stroman four new york to mark staal on right-wing to center ice his past mrs. brad richards kings counter to fully will push it in deep from the right wing side king in forcing a turnover on marc staal overstating. The puck was stole and the rangers do clear it to center back quickly now. Stole check by oil at the rangers. Line john more four new york now his past tips into the king zone back quickly. Martinez tried to hand it off to green but green. Took brad richards out of the play and martinez now got to king to stole center. Stole across on left-wing williams. Mrs mbatha rangers line and new york will take over john more plays it ahead picked off in the slot. Gabric to william shoots just why williams with a good luck setup by gabric now. Kobe tarbey into the left corner to gabbara. A one timer blocked john more for new york. Plays it up. Not out now nashville. Get it and send out. Kreider kreider in the zone feeds down. Low in the corner nash. With the ban mitchell kreider and for the puck gets knocked down by copa star. Puck free gabric sends out. Brown brown will chip it in then got bumped by girardi two to five twenty five left in regulation at staples gerardo lead pass block. Mike richards left wing into deep. Moves behind the net. A centering pass. Hit the back of the net and deflect to saint louis who feeds his defense now another pass turnover in the slot. Carter shoots just over the net lundquist may got a piece of it. Carter pulling the trigger from the slide and the rangers turn it over again coming out of their zone. Mike richards inactive stick three times here in his last shift. He's been able to pick park tile led to a really good scoring chance by jeff jacquard the high live kings. Get the puck in the rangers. Need arrest they is the puck with. They can't change. More of the kings are really coming on here in this third period. Four forty nine left in a two two tie kings. They're smart get to that face off. Circle forcedly officials to put the puck on the isis prickliest. Possible because every time has been a face off deepen out ranger zone. Daryl's han girl sutter's at the luxury to bring some fresh guys out and arrangers all teams do the first guy goes in real aggressive gets thrown out that vice an extra ten fifteen seconds. Kobe tara on the draw wins. It shot by green block and a deflects outta play. We'll see where the face off is going to be. The one linesmen-shane higher is saying center ice and It'll be at the ranger line. We'll take a break. Four forty five laugh third period in game five of the stanley cup. Final the kings to and the rangers to the king's lead the series. Three games to one. You're listening to the thousand fourteen stanley cup playoffs on the kings radio network. This is l. a. kings hockey the patriot. Am eleven fifty. Four forty five left in regulation. Will the next goal win. A stanley cup for the los angeles kings ten shots were the kings to for new york here in the third period on to draw at the rangers line. Strommen plays it into the king's own gabric china-led up early in the period works at three picked up copa tar into the zone. Copa dr driving down low in too deep kobe. Tar now on the right wing corner feeds an outright point to doughty doughty with a shot. Blocked zuccarello takes over to broussard. Gains the red line and we'll bounce it in wide have quick muslim back down. Low senate up. The wall stroman pinching. Battling along the boards with gabric pin. The puck along the glass with their bodies and a whistle with four thirteen left in regulation in a two two tie quality stage of the game. Everything's gotta go in the direction of that and awaited flow has been here in the third period. That's exactly we the kings have done. They've got the equaliser. They've only allowed the rangers to shots on goal and their shots. If come from the outside so nothing really threatening kings again been controlled disturb period as they pretty much have been throughout the series stole and brad richards and on the draw and off the draw. The puck the slot back candor while falling boil on a say by quick great effort by boil the other way williams to the attacking line but his pass to dwight king was broken up on that. Put the playoffs side. Brian boyle with a great effort spinning falling ghana shot and quick. Had to make the stop from point blank. Yeah difficult save for quick because right in front of him as matt green who's a big wide-body bryant boils big body is ground. Boil sprains backhand forehand because of the reach that he had he was able to sweep his arms around matt greed and get that puck right back of the net under four minutes to play in regulation the game china to and off the draw. The rangers get it down. The ice williams dwight king king outlets to center ice picked up williams and on left wing williams along the boards feeds out to mitchell mitchell with a shot wide of the net held in right side. Going off through it behind the net. Girardi it up. The wall held in by mitchell momentarily finally cleared by brad. Richards lifted right back in by mitchell. Wholesale changes on both sides. Rangers dissenter nash. On a flip in and he got finished by muhsin dowdy takes over two two. Tie ahead to carter speed in on right wing to the circle that i shot off his stick and wide and the rangers will work it out to center ice muhsin doughty to pearson the rookie on left wing the rookie with shot save up high sounded like it. Hit him in. The mask nashville. Clear it down to the kings line bouncing puck gathered in by muhsin muslim feeds down to the new york line. The kings and rangers change on the fly again under three minutes to play in regulation tied to. Here's dow datacenter doughty moving in the zone. We'll flip it in deep and back off stall furniture. Decline klein will clear it through center. Ice to the kings line. Voinov plays it ahead just outside. Trying to touch up was to fully on the shooting by voinov and whistle to twenty-seven left in regulation again bowl teams. Right now feeling. It's all good is at stake in his hockey game. The kings have the upper hand right. Now they've got the momentum going in their favor. The crowd is in this hockey game pressure on the new york. Rangers kicks off to make sure that they don't get too caught up in what's happening out. There exposed himself defensively. Kicks done a great job at presenting. Layers both offensively and defensively to control this period rangers on the draw strong on on a shoot in going off with the puck strip. Rangers take into the net in front and failing. Get chance was haggling. As he drove off the corner boards and now an outlet pass goes all the way down. Brown tried to get the pass. He was knocked down from behind. The fans wanted to call not at this point. Yeah because minutes left. Yup because mcdonagh comes into make the contact there goes all the way down no icing call stroman flips it in from the red line under two minutes to play in regulation muhsin around a gabric gabbara up the wall center for williams williams holding on will flip it in on goal. Lundquist will drop it for marc staal. The play to girardi stretch pass broken up by muslim muslim back in the zona centric pass block deflected stole right wing corner. Sharp angle shot blocked loose in front diving to keep it free. Keep it alive king but the puck comes out to center ice. Yeah the unfortunate thing out. He was in tight. So willie mitchell who would have been back on the left point he had to compensate. Come across the ice. Otherwise that would have been right on his stick on the puck by williams in the zone on left wing along the boards check by kreider. The rangers takeover step on feeds across is chase down nash. Check by voinov knocked into the boards by off. Jarrett's dole up with the puck with a minute to play the mitchell mitchell around king king feeds it back behind his net devotion off. Boyne off ahead to carter checked on the playboy in office. There in tight quarters stole now works at free. Mitchell rangers change up kings to center ice willie mitchell along. The boards will flip it in. Didn't gain the redline mistake right there. Icing with thirty nine point. Four seconds left icing on the kings in a two two tie. And you could tell willie mitchell when he got that puck knowing that a couple of guys that were on the ice. We're going to the bench for line. Change he tried to buy as much time as he possibly could. The rangers reacted nicely. Cutting off his path to the senate race ran line. Four shouldn't have to dump it from his own side which eventually became the icing to thirty nine point. Four left dominic. More and mike richardson on the draw to the laptop. Quick richards wins the draw. Mitchell centered around at carter. Crowder flipped it up now out held mcdonagh shot blocked. Saint louis behind the goal throat in front comes through out to the right point out to center ice hammered right back in by girardi picked up by voinov flips. It over everybody out to center actually hit somebody on the king's bench and came back. I may ice and now the referee talking it over with a linesman as to exactly where the face off is going to be. It's going to be at the kings line so a bit of a break there instead of deepen the king's own twenty seconds left here in the third period. The reason that they bring it out there as trying to chip the puck along the boards. It goes off one of the ranger players and into the king's bench. Self a huge break there for the king's face off now outside their lines goba dr brown and gabric and off the draw. Doughty with it. Doughty settles at down flipped it up the wall. Brown cross is to gabric on left-wing to the ranger line. Gabric were shot blocked now. Kobe tar in deep with it. Copa centers one timer muslim. Just missed the net and it rattles off the boards out to center and we are going to overtime here. Tonight came five of the stanley cup. Final will go to overtime. Marian gabric the only goal in the third period on the powerplay to tie it a to his league-high fourteenth at seven. Fifty six doughty and carter assisting shots on goal in that third period the kings with twelve and new york with three four the game for the kings twenty nine shots on lundquist for the king's jonathan quick. He is faced fifteen new york rangers shots at the end of regulation. We are tied at two two two and overtime here at staples center jonathan creek and the kings defend to our left. Henrik lundqvist to our right. Remember it's along. Change like the second period copa petar brown and gabric will start off the draw the puck and the king's own doughty plays it. Edit bounces and the rangers will hold it in dump it. In deep muslim for gabric gabric on a second opportunity cleared. it held in by new york. They feed it down. Low kreider in the left wing corner for. Nash misses him. Step on with it. Centering pass blocked and carry the center by brown. How the attack brown. The attacking line gave it to copa. Turn left wing but he was at the bench getting new stick rangers. Turn it over at center. Ice now in on right-wingers gabric to the right circle. Gabric stops up gabric holding tab spinning through it behind the goal. Mike richard sealed off by step on. Zuccarello takes over his outlet pass. Goes up the boards and down to the kings line kings moving from left to right on the attack stretch pass tiered indeed by mike richards at lundquist leaves it. First roman to julia pouliot out of his own. Lost the puck kings counter. Carter will sweep at right back in pearson chasing down withdrawal. They cancel shoplift circle. Save is made the bid by mike richards pearson again left wing side took a shot deflected wide voinov. Sharp angle shot blocked charter throat. Right through the goal mouth and the puck comes out to center ice scramble right. They're going off. Lifted right back in marc staal. Plays it up. The boards goes off. Brisard going off now for stole stolen. Left-wing can't get underneath stroman with the puck. They both go down. The rangers. Rimet around for brad richards. He's tied up by mad grain puck in the slot. Stolen shots stick save martinez. Left-wing bore to shot save is made the deflection by williams. The other way brad. Richards long shoot. In wide of the net whole williams with a great look on the deflection kings takeover. Williams plays it up the boards and down the ice foot race. John more with king more gets they're going to be icing against the kings. Kings are doing exactly what you should do. When you approach overtime. Throw everything in direction of the net and get body's going there as well to kings about a couple of pretty much jarret. Stoll try to go low right corner lundquist able to deny that an alec martinez through the pocket. The net it was tipped by justin williams. Right at the top of the crease and lundquist with a great reaction saved gets his left leg on that one face off. In the king's onto the right of quick in overtime tied at two dominic. More and jared stolen. Draw off the draw. The king's up with the puck green plays off the boards out to center. Ice mcdonagh had a pass broken up at the kings line by stole martinez for green green off the glass and down into the rangers end. We're going to wave off the icing kings change mcdonagh. Long lead pass for brad richards. Broken up at the kings line and dowdy will take over four muslim muslims. Back to doughty doughty with some room gave it to muhsin. Left-wing across to louis picks it up in his own. He lost the puck. He gets it back. He finds it then. He's knocked to the ice and the rangers will lifted over everybody in out to center picked up by dominic. More moves in on right wing to the right circle a centering. Pass tip just wide by haggling. So deflections at both ends early on and overtime battle. Along the boards to foley. Got it to louis to fully and ahead to clifford clifford into his own clifford with a shot. High and over the net and the kings will change rangers counter. A pass to dorset office. Dickin- down the ice willie mental takes over a lead pass picked up by gabric moves in on right wing gabric down low gabric behind the net gabric centers shut tight. Willie mitchell an essay by lundquist kreider for new york takes over and he'll feed marc staal while willie mitchell actually got in a little bit too tight towards the goaltender. They're nice fee that kings penetrating pushing the rangers defence deep and how the kings inside their lives turned it over a shot by nash. Wide rebound shut wide as it came off the end. Dasher boards kings. Turn it over now. Kreider to the right circle shot attempt. Hit the side of the net. Step on for nash. Nash loses the puck. We get a whistle. Gonna get a penalty here in overtime. Going to be hooking slava voinov going to the penalty box at king's kat her own zone there. They were tired and rangers. Get the league's going out there. It's going to be a hooking against voinov to the kings penalty killers. I gotta go have to go to work here. Good opportunity there. By the ranger's they had a open. Look step on was unable to put the puck on an they had two opportunities. Nashes shot went wide off the end. Dasher board step on with an empty net base of the right circle missed the net. So the rangers on a power play here in overtime. Their power play tonight. One of three were tied in overtime to preside zuccarello. Pouliot brad richards. Mcdonagh out off the draw the puck along the boards deflects across left-wing side. Brad richards shots say quick. Saw all the way and quick will cover power. Play goal by new york was kreider at fifteen thirty seven of the second period to tie the game at one. Look at this ranger team. They've surrendered a couple of shorthanded goal. So far here in the post season at kings still looking for there's also surrendered goals in the postseason. One tonight in this game against the rangers so these penalty killers have been very good against the rangers rangers with only a couple of power play goals in the series to this point kings would like to be able to strike one and see if they can get an opportunity especially when he got a guy like richard back in a blue line. He's a player that you can attack a forward doesn't it. I mean he's got a lot of experience playing back in a blue life. But not a guy that you really wanna have taking guys especially guys like carter Or copa tar one. On one rangers. Power play off the dry. And over time puck along the boards and cleared past everybody by jared stoll past step on an mcdonagh. Mcdonagh was step on kreider. Saint louis brad richards brad. Richards up the left wing. He'll serve it in deep quick. Tease it up behind his net. Now muslin over skates muslin recovers his pass in traffic block. Now saint louis to richards and out to the right point comes controlled by step on to saint louis to mcdonagh shot. Hit the post. Mcdonagh hit the post. He had quick. Beat carter will send a down the ice. Yeah jonathan quick tell him his reaction only hurt was a little bit of a ping off the inside. I'm sure they're going to take a look at that one. It may have gone off the inside. Kreider in on left wing will sweep it down. Low puck deflects and a high slot turned over by mcdonagh to online brown with tar brown in the zone. Jukes penny mrs. Then at the puck. Roll down them back. The other way new york there on the power play stefan senate in download a saint. Louis works at around left circle to brad richards back to saint louis now to the right side pie. It comes john more feeds right circle cross ice pass brad. Richards are shot blocked by matt. Green picked up by copay tar ahead to brown brown. Just dump it in on goal and lundquist will leave it for john more but no long stretch pass to pouliot moves in his own center feed over the stick zuccarello and the kings on their zone williams on left wing to the rangers. Line sends it in deep. The kings are at full strength penalty. Killers getting the job done and get l. Five attackers back on the ice. Get a chance to put the gas and go back on the attack. Turnover rangers high slot. Doughty shoots just missed. The net williams with it left circle spinning on takes to the net center. Shot save is made lundquist. The bed by mike richards dowdy on the right side sends it download richards behind the net to williams williams holding check by diving girardi williams again plays out to the blue line. Picked off carried a center by bussard kings. Line to the left wing. Boards carries it back out to center. Ice rangers are changing up a smart play. They're by broussard. Said of just giving up possession. The puck retained possession of the puck. Get some fresh legs out there once. Those players stepped on the ice. If you can get them in stride maybe the opposing team a little bit tired and maybe back into their own end. Kings back for the puck. Is the rangers endowed. Doughty mishandles it picked up by nash. Spinning left circle sharp angle shot wide book out of the right point. Klein leaves it down. Low hagelin check now. Clifford took foley arranger fell down to fully in zone two stole stole with a shot. Wide of the net left wing boards kept in martinez for foley to fully behind. The rangers. net puck comes free stolen to help out to foley still battling works it free. Pinching william mitchell took a hit left the puck down low to foley chase down to the blue line and traffic and marc staal and new york will clear on right-wing voinov. We'll hammer it in. We're in overtime tied. At to climb able to clear the puck up the wall past going off and all the way down icing on klein and the rangers while you see both teams at this stage of a hockey game both mental physical fatigue the ice starting to wear down a little bit both coaches encouraging their players. Put everything around the boards. Don't try to throw anything up the middle of the ice. Don't try to talk from board to board. Keep it around the wall. Make your goaltender primary. Give your goal. Tender's an opportunity. Don't hang out to dry. The kings killing the manolete. Avoid off earlier here. In overtime we played seven forty one the third home game in the finals for the kings. An all three and overtime williams one game one brown one game two off the draw klein across to stall to center ice will hammer down into the king zone. Dowdy along the boards and traffic tied up and the puck out of the blue line. Haglund's pass block now brown quickly into the zone up the middle cuts. The left circle fans on shop broke his stick. Marques doll will take over. Brings it up. The right side cuts to his left feeds off to saint. Louis went off his stick kings counter with numbers richards pass ahead broken up intended for pearson just on the ice but the play was offside side anyway. Yeah and he had on the other side he had. Jeff carter breaking up getting behind. The defense had to give the puck to carter. Carter could have penetrated deep down that right side and maybe hit pearson as he was driving towards the top of the crease area but mike richards who had a couple of really good shifts here in the extra period. A couple of good shots on goal. You'd like to go the opposite way as he had ten or pearson and full strike. Patrick kane was the last player to clinch a stanley cup with an overtime goal. He did that in two thousand ten against philadelphia in overtime tied it to off the draw the puck out on right wing. Carter carter plays it off the boards into the ranger zone. Mcdonagh sends it right back the other way now mitchell the pearson he'll knock get into the rangers end mcdonagh ahead for kreider a little given go with step on kreider cutting to his right move to the kings line drops it for the trailer. Shot wide by girardi. Nash kreider behind the net kreider spinning mitchell stays with him forces him into the corner. Mitchell place it up the wall and out to center put rice carter with a pot crowder trips at into the slot traces himself. He's in two dp. Centers knocked down by lundquist puck behind. The net. carter feeds the slot. Martinez a shot high and wide lundquist. Back in his net. Girardi sends it out to center. And all the way into the king's own a battle down low and the king zone martinez with pouliot going off away with it sends it out on left wing. King kings pass broken up king. Got it back cutting. His right king will send it in deep williams chasing with john more they come together. Loose puck dwight king king along the boards looks for help but taken by lewis sharp angle shot save. They battle again down. Low lewis and king. Get it out to doughty doughty flips it back in behind the rangers net kleintop worth. It sends it up. The wall knocked down held in williams for muhsin vans on shot lewis with it into the corner behind the net. Trevor lewis forehand pizza now left circle muhsin shot deflected by pouliot diving and the puck goes out of play our reached the midpoint part of this first overtime period with that. They'll get out. Get a chance to sweep up some of the snow. That's on the ice or a shovel of some of the snow. Notice on the ice. A well deserved break by both teams. Both teams go to the respect. Benches goaltenders go over there as well. This is situations like this where. Hydration becomes a factor. You wanna make sure that you continue to have fluid intake. You take in a lot and a short period of time so to the course of the game two players. I'm sure we're monitoring that along with the trainers kings here in the extra period. They've been to more aggressive of the two teams out shooting the rangers by margin of sixty two kings outshooting new york. Thirty five seventeen so far tonight the other night in game for the new york forty one tonight teen the overtime games. Three two in game one winning at overtime game to a five four win. That was the kings trailed on three occasions by two goals ever tied it in the third and then brown one in overtime and tonight gabric force the overtime with his fourteenth goal in the third period at seven fifty six fourteen goals league high fourteen for marian gaborik really liked the kings have approached this extra period very aggressive. They're taking the puck or getting bodies driving into that area. They wanna get this series over and done with the rangers on the other hand. They had to deal with the speed. The kings throughout them in at third grade against the kings had a couple of outstanding dirt grades against the rangers and the kings are trying to continue that going into this extra period. Here does if generated six shots in the first half a couple of other shots that were just off the mark. The kings defense has been very active. Spring puck up the ice also getting pucks on aside at the half wall. Destroy things everything filtered towards the net looking for maybe about where to hit somebody and lay there were kings and get a stick on it and throw it back at the copa tar. Brown gabric doughty. Mas are out face off in the ranger zone to to and overtime and off the draw stroman for new york flips it off the glass out to center worked into the king's owned by dorset dowdy will pick it up. Dow data center ice doughty cutting to his left moves in but gabric preceded the playoffs side. We'll get a face off at the ranger line. We played ten twenty four here in overtime in playoff history. Copa tar to overtime goals. Gabric to stole to carter voinov martinez williams brown on a piece. Mardi saint louis. Leads the rangers. He has four overtime winners in his career in a longer career than most kings player absolutely stole out with king and williams rangers. Win the draw to kreider. Kreider will dump in nash chasing muslim. Muhsin got there for king king turned it over in the corner. Nash centers but good coverage in front stole plays it around a williams williams pass broken up. Muhsin gathered ahead of king went under his dick. And all the way down on goal mcdonagh net reverses four girardi long lead pass misses. Everybody icing new york. Now let pass by mcdonagh. Goes all the way down now. An opportunity for the kings now at an offensive zone faceoff and again an area where the kings have an edge against the new york rangers. We'll see if they can play it to their advantage over here. Jeff carter will be out. He'll take draw for the king's he'll be lined up against derek. Step out of new york rangers hat off the draw. The puck control by new york to two and overtime girardi up the wall to kreider off his stick picked up by step on shoot in on goal. Quick will leave it for william mitchell. Mitchell's pass out on right-wing held in brad richards. A shot in a save made saint. Louis i think got a piece of it. Quick shot saint. Louis sabz made single we on the turnover by the kings rob by quick and the kings will clear the zone. Yeah great chance. Thereby marty saint louise right between the faceoff circles in the high slot. Quick aggressive coming out there extending a left leg to kick it out. We play on overtime. Buck to saint louis at the kings line they'll get it in behind the net voinov. Rims it around the wall out to center ice copa tar with mcdonagh. Mcdonagh crossed the girardi. Girardi is lead pass broken up at the kings. Line chase down by pouliot. He has it at the left. Circle hits the trailer mcdonagh check by brown. Got the puck in deep now spinning in the corner. Mitchell mitchell along with broussard broussard fell down now. The puck behind the goal in on it. Zuccarello centers picked off copa tar picked. It off comes to center. Ice gains the red line. And we'll get it in deep rangers. Turn it over at center buckets. Lifted in by kyle clifford girardi. Still out there around held in quick shot. Hit the post. A quick shot from the left circle by foley. Hit the post. Oh yeah the game on a stick right there on the rangers to fully again stick handling behind the nettie centers puck deflects left. Wing boards sharp angle shot. Martinez byline quest. Oh the rookie tyler. Toffoli bala great look dare by the kings kings. The puck in the offensive zone. Tyler toffoli picks it up and right. It's a faceoff dot. He turns and he goes short. Side upstairs over the right shoulder of lundquist goes off. The crossbar agreed opportunity for the youngster. 709 left here in overtime kings here in the extra period now credited with seven shots on the with five now. The rangers had a couple of good. Looks their mardi. Saint louis with the best. Look for the rangers that came just a shift before that he let go between the two faceoff circles debt was denied by the goaltender quick skulls. Line out with williams and dwight king muslim doughty face off the right of lundquist and the rangers off the draw can't get possession. Dwight king in the corner king tied up by rangers. One of them boil up with the puck boils passed a flex it bounces held in king stole a shot blocked by staal puck in the corner chase on by king leaves it for stole souls. Pass out to doughty. Hit a stick and goes down. The ice tried to get that puck across. And i think it was derek dorsett to get his stick in lane good positioning by him. Kings to center ice in overtime tattoo williams will get it in deep stroman. Four new york behind his own net sends it around the wall. Hagelin bumped gathered out to flip right back to the rangers line going off to williams to pearson moves in an left-wing with shot kicked out rebound pearson. Wrap around loose puck in front pinballs around person with it right side pearson moves in the corner to the net. I shot a week. One save made national way with it. Nash out of his own gut check by pearson. All tanner pearson here. He's trying to end this one very aggressive. Looks like he's got some fresh legs out. There he had three attempts to ranger net. Net last sequence. We play on on overtime tied to puck at center ice along the boards. Carter would nash stroman and finally brad watson says let's do a off five forty eight left here in the first overtime tied to two at staples ten shots now by the kings after that last secrets. Three by tanner pearson. So the youngsters. Who have been very good in the postseason. For the king's tanner pearson tyler toffoli pearson with three shots. The last ship tyler toffoli. He put one off the cross partnership prior to that both youngsters trying to get the kings over the hump and seal the deal for the king stanley cup. Face off at center. Ice step on one. The draw lipsett in chase down by kreider and dowdy kreider in the corner spinning through it behind the net to nash. Nash had a roll off his stick. Muhsin plays it ahead to gabric gabric center ice now. Toco petar moves in his own cuts to the right circle into deep behind the net. Copa tar. battling with mcdonagh girardi. Is there now. Mcdonnell away from traffic with the puck ahead to kreider etc. Four girardi girardi pass up. The wall tipped in by saint. Louis picked up kreider shot blocked by the stick of doughty and it goes on a play by play there by ryan mcdonagh against angie copa tar. Copa comes in from behind the play with gabric gets the puck and full speed and as it makes a bid to go around mcdonagh mcdonagh looked like he was beat but with the long reach. He was able to extend back in not allow copa short side. Approach towards the net deny net opportunity jared stolen on the draw for the kings. Now bill taken with dominic. More more wins. It climbed feeds it right circle. Quick shot on his. Save my quick on that bid from just outside the right circle brad richards. Lot shot go. Yeah savvy veteran right there. Looks getting the puck from the point. He's not even looking towards the net but he knows exactly where he is on the ice. He's at the hash mark to throw. That puck trying to look to goaltender off. Maybe pulling off the post but quick was a little bit wiser. He stood there and make the save boy a lot of people here at staples center on their feet and they have been throughout most of the overtime tied to off the draw williams up the right wing passes ahead to dwight king. King will chapman and chase it down with john. More king behind the net kicks it in the corner king. In a battle in for the puck williams williams holding on outside the left circle to his four and feeds it off with a shot blocked now. Williams would it spinning again. Williams on the left side moves down. Low williams leaves it for stolen. The right wing corner stole with the puck stole throat. In front tiktok say williams williams say it again by lundquist. Oh williams's had two or three. Great looks overtime kings holden in voinov through a download pinching on the left wing boards mitchell to williams behind the net williams for dwight king king holding on centers comes out to the left point. Willie mitchell with a shot wide puck side of the net cleared away by new york chase down by dwight king through it behind the net. Trevor lewis in a battle double team. The rangers up with puck cleared off the boards. And get it down the ice. And this one's going to go all the way down for another icy gol against the rangers another big shift there by the kings. The foot speed footwork by justin williams. There'd be able to free up that opportunity you got initial went down on the net. Lundqvist made the save through another bit back at the net. Didn't get a lot on that one but the constant pressure by the kings starting to wear the rangers down a little bit rangers spending more time in the defensive zone that liked to be no shot. Now forty one to twenty one twelve to four here twelve to six here. In the extra period. Justin williams is at three deflections on goal in overtime. To three fifty five left in the first overtime charter out with mike richards and pearson an all the draw. Mike richards with a shot. Save rebound loose. Carter can t it up carter recovers in the right wing corner carter pinned. They're pinching green puck fought four. Still outside of the right circle squirts free. Rangers centered around the wall. John more saint louis lost the puck pearson pearson moving behind the net is now chase down by brad richards hill reverse it on the firewall for saint. Louis saint louis turned it over king still with it. Mike richards out tomorrow. Tina's tha carter aback. Can't feet in front block pearson spins and shoots wide carter again with it outta martinez with a shot. Goes off arranger leg play while darryl sutter separating the two youngsters not playing them together that much in this hockey game especially in the second half of the hockey games. And what it's done is it's freed up a couple of opportunities you put a gun sterling. Tanner pearson out there with veterans. Like richards and carter. His quickness is energy is created a couple of good opportunities. clean face off win. There by the kings led to a shot on goal. Mike richards putting the puck on an antenna pearson. His bid for the rebound set passed a goaltender. Just doesn't connect copa tars line up with gabriela brown muslim dowdy to two in overtime game. Five stanley cup playoffs rangers. Win the draw pouliot up the left wing or at least tanglin. Hagelin will wrist it in quick out leaves it for doughty doughty. Plays it up. The wall loose puck out to mcdonagh with a shot wide behind the net. The walkout bid by boyle denied by defender stick and then quick punches on the puck in the goal crease. Yeah a lot of traffic goes towards the point. Shot goes off the backboard quick very alert to get up to that short side goalpost and bryant boyle with that long long reach. He got the part we out beyond the goal is trying to sweep around quick slapped but just as he was doing that. He was pressured from the backside. New jake muslim oliver's backside not allowing them be able to be strong on that puck. Sweep it back towards the net to forty eight left in the first overtime to the kings new york rangers. The rangers score next. There's a game six king score next. They win a stanley cup. Off the draw nash base of the left circle centers knocked away by quick clear to the boards by mitchell and then lifted down. The ice by williams. Back for girardi leaves the puck for mcdonagh who clears his own. Voinov will hammered right back in and the kings will make changes now ryan mcdonagh long stretch pass broken up at center. Ice bouncing puck winds up inside the kings line going off now for dwight king king carries in front of his own net. Turns now comes to center ice. Gains the red line will wrist. It in out has lundquist look out just to get it passed. Trevor lewis the four checker to girardi. Girardi lives it down under the king zone dowdy to williams who kept it out federal back in by step on rangers touchup play continues doughty vermont and ahead to center. Stare down on goal by two foley chased by clifford. Clifford leaves it behind the net for mike richards. Mike richards for to foley to police pass broken up. Loose puck left corner. Mike richards after richards diving to hold any couldn't in the rangers. We'll send down the ice. I'll darryl center with another combination this time. He's got mike richards out there between to fully and pearson to fully now heads to bench and carter comes out to join that line. That's a line again. We've seen a number of times pearson along with richards and carter here in the extra period. And they've had some looks at offensive zone. Muslims stretch pass on a clear out. Goes off carter. Sticking on the king's bench. One twenty two left here in the first overtime in a two ties williams and gabric have kings goals here tonight quieter and boil for the rangers off. The draw plays up the wall into the ranger zone. And this is going to be icing as Neither brown nor mcdonagh could get his stick on it along. The wall doesn't brown thick trying to make a little bit of an argument that he was not allowed to get to that puck is he and mcdonough came together but not too much of a contest for him so face off come back deep into the king's own it'll be to the right of bricks out. It's going to be pressured for the rangers and go petar. Kings play saw up to the right of quick off the draw. Pouliot sends it out to girardi right side with a shot boxes on save. Made rebound. Flu shot is off. Zuccarello still loosen front scramble and finally quick covers at the side of his net. Wow what a sequence there by the rangers get the puck back to the blue line. Girardi destroys it there. It bounces off of creek and a couple of players. Louis through and at the net zuccarello through after net. He followed up couple of rangers. Couple of kings quick lost his footing. He was back laying there but he does strong legs. He's got them white apart guiding the goal line right. they're preventing that puck from going across. It all started with girardi shot from the right point at bounce. Dongola zuccarello had too many sticks and legs between him and the goaltender really face off to the left of quick one minute and two seconds left in overtime tied to step on and mike richards and on the draw faceoff winds up in the corner muslim. Fires it up. The wall not held in by girardi kings takeover. Stretch past carter into the zone. Carter curl dragged on the net. Can't get a shot away. Carter again out to doughty. Doughty carter in the slot on his backhand shot blot carter again through it behind the net winds up right corner. Mike richards how doughty his shot blocked up the left wing. Here's kreider into the zone. Kreider the not eddie misses the flex in the air cleared away by doughty second time in these playoffs in overtime craters had semi break to win a game. Muslim at center will get it in deep eighteen seconds left in the first overtime brad richards across on right-wing stroman to the king's lines drama shot save rebound behind the net battled for and cleared to the blue line held in by stall stalls pass blocked by carter. Carter will get down the ice and we will go to a second overtime here tonight. Well it just doesn't get any better than that to stage has been set here that overtime period the kings in the first part of the overtime a lot of good opportunities. It wasn't to last few minutes to rangers got their best locks. Jonathan quick not nearly as busy as the goaltender down at the other. Look at the other end in lundquist but quick comes up with a couple of key saves late in the overtime period to send us one into period number five the second over-time kings right now. Lots of shots forty two on the ranger goal rangers twenty-five back the kings net shots on goal in the overtime thirteen for the kings. They have a game total of forty to the rangers. Ten game total of twenty five to two after four periods of hockey here in game five. Oh the stanley cup. Final williams in gabric have goals tonight for the king's gab. Rex power play goal in the third period tied it and forced the overtime four new york tonight. Kreider and brian boyle to to as we start second overtime quicken. The kings defendu are right off the draw. Doughty on shoot in puck chase down by stroman of new york moving to his left flips. It off the glass and out to center ice loose puck. Deflects off Copa stick deepen zone. Kreider centering pass at the back of the net. Copa tar with it ahead for gabric on the attack. Gabric in the kings to brown in on left-wing brown cuts in the slot he shoots. It's deflected wide went off. Rider held in going off with a shot. Flutters over the net up to keep it in willie mitchell mitchell. Throw it behind. The goal on jay copa tara. Being held up on the play leaves it for going off with a shot tip. Save made off carter all jeff carter with a deflection deflection. That puck may have gone off the post as well to the right of the goaltender. Lundquist rangers get it down the split race back for pearson to carter. Carter leaves her. Mike richards richards clears it up. Now now held mcdonagh to the left circle mcdonagh and the corner throat in front steered away by quick stick girardi with a shot blocked early in the second overtime puck behind the king's net center from behind the goal winds upright point. Girardi a shot blocked chase down by willie mitchell along with girardi mitchell with it sends it up now out. Held in by zuccarello takes down low behind. The net zuccarello walks out backhand forehand centers. The puck comes through into the right corner. Centering pass from the right wing. Boards by mcdonagh picked off the kings. We'll get it out to center. Ice girardi will hammered right back in all the rangers. They're very aggressive. Much more aggressive here to start the second overtime. Then they were the first now williams off the boards. Out to center for jared stoll stole will get it in deep to too early in the second overtime at staples lundquist plays at around the borys rangers. Away with the puck. Get at center. Ice decline to the king's line feeds at right side. Saint louis a shot save rebound winds up on the right wing boards. Brad richards for klein sweeps behind the net to saint louis. He's knocked down by green williams in for the puck leaves at for green green now behind his own net for martinez up the wall. Dwight king cross is a williams on right wing to the attacking line shot stick save williams on the rebound and the right wing corner with marc staal. King is there but in for the puck the rangers and stroman to center. Ice anton stroman gains the red line. He'll dump it in dorset. Threw it back behind the king's net. Nobody there're new york muslim now. To clifford elite pass ahead out of the reach of to foley loose puck at center ice and to foley's able to get it into the new york and rangers play it off the boards down to the kings line battle. Trevor lewis along the boards will just keep it out of the zone. The rangers retreat. Pass up the walls stroman for haglund. Haggling gets it in behind the king's net and now muhsin copa tar tar out of his own on left-wing to the rangers. Line copa tar download. The corner stops up with the puck. Leaves at four to foley who centers pass broken up right side. Boyne off with a shot. Blocked copa tar feeds the slot one timer to fully his block and he'll head off as the rangers. Clear it to center ice willie mitchell. A bouncing puck leaves at for co petar who drops it off for going off and back to copa tartu center tar to the attacking line for gabric with a shot stick save puck winds up in the corner to the right of lundquist gabbara cup with it gabric spinning tied up by mcdonagh and the rangers get the puck and pouliot will send it down the ice matt green ahead on right wing. Four brown moves in zone of the right circle. Spins to his backhand lost the puck turnover. New york mike richards with it. He got check. Manoj girardi will settle a down. Feed it up the wall and truly odd. We'll get it in deep. We're in the second overtime in game. Five tied to drew doughty for pearson the rookie left-winger we'll get it in deep out. His lundquist fires around the wall knocked down by mike richards. Richards feeds carter in the left corner back to mike richards. Now to carter. Broken up by arranger stick clear down the ice by saint louis players carter and richard because of the history they have they know each other's tends to do a great job at finding each other in the offense now into the zone got roughed up. Well after he got the puck in deep we play on and overtime double-overtime overtime at that rangers. Turn it over at center. Williams in our left-wing across right side stole the shot blocked stole again the net williams wrapped up there by dominic. More the puck comes stroman leaving at for haggling. Hagelin back to stroman and ahead to haggle into center. Cutting was right. Hagelin will flip it in an envoy back ford voinov got bumped behind his own net fights off the check has the puck left on right wing for to foley speeds up the right wing into the zone to fully with a shot save is made rebound willie mitchell a dry block now. The rangers come back if they hurry to on one plying into the zone on right wing with a centering pass save is made on a deflection office. A stick by quick penalty coming up on the play. Let me get a boarding call on. Kyle clifford in front of the king's bench tyler. Toffoli police trying to argue with the official. The rangers played the puck with their hand. But kyle clifford didn't look like it was that bad a hit. It was right in front of the bench. He actually put the brakes on prior to making a hit so Unusual to see the officials make a call like this especially when you're looking at the scenario where we are in a game rangers. Zombie attack kevin. Kline try to make a pass at one off a king stick right in on jonathan quick dorset the recipient of the boarding call takao clifford to the rangers and a power play in the first overtime and now they have one in double overtime clifford at five. Forty three to is our score. Brad richards out wins the draw mcdonagh flips it on the left wing board step on taking a look step on center. Saint louis to the net a centering pass deflects into the right wing boards. Now kreider for saint louis and out to brad richards a pass down low kreider to saint louis saint louis outside of the right circle feed zip out to the blue line. Brad richards to saint louis right circle cross ice pass. Mcdonagh shoots miss than at held in right side. Brad richards power play new york in double overtime. Saint louis taking a look feeds it in front step on forced to leave it back for saint louis pint of brad richards with a shot blocked it's loose and cleared by the kings kings. Need of a line change. So frankie net puck out the rangers in the transition to come back great play by dustin brown who stepped on the ice. He takes derek step on just before step on was able to exit dissolved. That's going to force. The offside being the face off back down towards the ranger blue line. Yeah they try to stretch. Pass the saint louis on right wing opposite the venture and brown just down the ice kind of gotten away stefan preventing him from touching up and keeping the play possibly alive a minute. Six left on the rangers. Power play near a double overtime kings win draw. Green chases a down on his own end. Green goes up the middle and gets it down the ice. The rangers anticipating green hammering. The puck around the boards. They cheated to that area matt. Green took a look over his left shoulder spotted the seam up the middle of the ice patiently held onto the puck founded and was able to clear it out girardi on a flipping greenback hammers at around the wall and a battle for the puck at tips out to the point john mara shot to flex on save made rebound brisard. Right circle feeds up. High shot girardi. Hit the outside of the post. Girardi hit the outside of the post. Green doesn't clear preserved right circle holding on. There's a broken stick on the ice up. Girardi left side. It comes to john moore back to girardi to john more with a shot blocked. Loosen front pouliot pizza pie to john. More power play new york to girardi per brisard right circle reside cross ice pass. John more doesn't shoot gave it to girardi his shot to flex out of and went off the glass and out of play but the shot went over the net on an affliction by gerardine clear down by green kings have full strength to to in double overtime rangers to the kings line. Get it on right. Wing do dominic more but the pass by saint louis ruled off side. All the king's penalty killers another solid job. They give up a couple of shots couple of blocks from back at the blue line. One deflected by saint louis high in the slot and ends up going off the right goalpost. Group set up their quick released from back in the blue line but the kings penalty killers for the most part getting the puck under stick getting out on the initial attempt. Now that they've been able to kill off death penalty the fifth power play by the rangers king's work to go back to the attack shots. Now favorite of kings forty six twenty nine live play at eight o three here in double overtime in game. Five to two is our score off the draw. Voinov ahead for williams stares at in deep back for its stroman for new york. Reverses to stall stall pin behind his net by dwight king puck to williams in the corner feeds it out to martinez. With a shot blocked now a backhander by stole from the left circle deflected wide and dwight king up with the puck again to williams and out to the right point. Voinov rishaad is blocked. One of the rangers got a broken stick. Dominic more broke his stick when he went out to block the shot he retrieved want to get to the defense but so now it's march saint. Louis play without a stick stole the puck. But he's checking the rangers clear back. Come the kings. On left-wing williams williams will send it in download for dwight king king along the boards. Doing good work in that regard tonight back to williams williams got stepped into bystrov puck deflects into the slot cleared away by new york. Up the right wing kreider kreider will get it in deep going off back with gnash. They come together in the corner. Kreider in for the puck nash. Up with it now nashes check going off sends it around the wall step on. Has it for kreider to nash behind the net. The wraparound goes off his stick. Step on two nash. One timer right through the goal mouth behind the goaltender into the corner and the kings clear it goes out of play on the clear out. By one of the king's face will stay in the king's rick nash. With a shot that went behind quick went through the goal crease and into the corner actually thought that may have got a piece of that one. The way position himself but it was what went off. One of the defenders slava. boyne off. Who went out to attack. Rick nash gets the shaft of his stick on that one. It looked like the net was wide open for rick nash. One of his best looks that one doesn't go in face off now. Deeper to kings all did a to the goaltender. Quick lot of activities same mindset by both teams bodies everything filtering towards both nest to to in double overtime broussard and carter out on the draw to the right of quick off the draw. The puck picked up by muslim muslim backhanded over everybody in down. The ice will be icing. Yes they're gonna call icing on the king's justin williams and marian gaborik have goals here tonight for the kings chris kreider and brian boyle scored four new york. Kings lead one nothing after one rangers led to one after two and the game was tied at the end of regulation to fully. Hit a crossbar. Midway through the first overtime williams had a couple of looks kreider at a semi break off the draw the puck in the corner zuccarello through it behind the net. But it's picked off and the kings to center ice with muslim to mike richards richards. A rolling puck couldn't do anything with it and the rangers will take over. You look at a couple of top defenceman for both teams ryan mcdonagh for the rangers. He's the ice time leader in a game. Coming into the second overtime he'd already played almost thirty seven minutes of ice time through the. I eighty minutes of play through dottie for the king's just about thirty six minutes through the i eighty minutes play so those two players log on a lot of ice time. They play in all keys situations mcdonagh. An outlet pass goes all the way down for icing played. Nine forty eight here in the double overtime period tied to off the draw. The copa tire line out ranger is a pick it up. Come to center. Zuccarello will flip it in on goal down by quick quick will cover as zuccarello followed his shot so face off in the kings and now it's never bad play. Put that puck on the net creates an offensive zone faceoff. Even though the kings have an advantage in that department. You never know what can happen. Brian boyle he's gonna be out to take the draw for the king's couple of big bodies in that face off circle on copa charl. Mark from the kingside ryan boils shorthanded. Goal gave the rangers. What has been their only lead tonight. He's in on the draw with copa. Boil wins it. Man with a shot kicked out rebound covered by quick stroman off the face off win by boil with a chance from the right side about forty feet out as boil one that face off back strong got the puck hesitate. I split second and pulled the trigger. Quick quick to find the puck through the mass of legs. And when at the last second you see extends left out so you know for a split second there. He lost the puck through the bodies in front of midway through the second overtime. So according to league rules i whistle after the mid point of an overtime in the playoffs. The ice crew comes out clears. There's off the snow so a breather four both teams face off to the left quick sticks down and the puck control by voinov spinning away from pressure. Leads it for william mitchell. Mitchell ahead for gabrielle. Who tipped it through center down. The ice carl hagelin back sets up behind his own net. Relief at four mcdonagh mcdonnell long lead. Passed a boil no backhanded into the king's own kings. Moving right to left offensively voinov will flip it down to the ranger line vice pressure on brad. Richards by brown puck. Deepen the rangers zone. Girardi sends it around dorset. Dorset pass at center ice broken up by doughty stick free puck on the right wing. Boards dorsett will hammer it in rattles around. The wall picked up by doughty. Doughty holding on chase behind his own net dowdy check stealing the puck dominic more more along. The boards leaves it for brad. Richards feeds up top now a pass by john. More download saint louis is blocked and cleared down. The ice by muslim and muslim was looking to spot just williams but williams had lost his stick at me broke so he had to go to the bench. Otherwise he may have had partial break now. The rangers turn it over in the zone. Williams shot from thirty feet and lundquist with a save. The turnover and dwight king fed williams and as williams moved into the zone. A couple of strides left the shot goal. Henrik lundqvist was able to square up tonight. That chance no traffic in front of them. John more to the defense was off to the left of justin william so that left a shooting lane open allowing goaltender to focus just on the shot just in a williams with a goal. Here tonight is night. Neil leads all score is here in this series. With seven points on two goals and five assists mike richards out with pearson and carter mitchell and voinov face off in the rangers end tied to two in overtime off the draw. Nash plays it off. The boards to center picked up by mitchell to mike. Richards in over the line on right-wing throws to the net deflects and is covered at the sign of the goal by lundquist with carter screening henrik lundqvist. Mike richard says he picks up. The puck is buying a little bit of time there for carter to get position against drama in the defender carter with that long reach reach at that buck. Try to bring it back against the grain. He may have deflected it partially but henrik lundqvist was able to get his glove on. It wasn't a shot on goal but allows the kings avenue offensive zone. Faceoff carter will stay out. He'll take the draw an off the draw. The puck free at the circle. Rangers get it pu. Liana now ahead to center ice picked up by zuccarello. He'll dump it in chase down with martinez the to collide behind the king's net kings up with the puck. And it's played off the boards by carter pass pearson and down the ice stall for new york to brisard at center broussard's pass broken up at the kings line. Martinez sweeps ahead for lewis. He couldn't handle the puck and zuccarello. We'll get back in deep clifford rims around the wall for foley to fully save play off the glass and out to center rangers dump it right back in and now martinez format green green four martinez long lead pass picked up lewis in on left-wing lewis now on the mets a backhander wide and kreider. With it he'll try and clear knocked down by clifford along the boards in for the puck One of the kings and a quick shot on a whistle and a hand pass clifford to holy as called by the referee. What happened is that puck around the glass. It ended up resting right on top ledge to tyler. Toffoli had to bring the puck optic last with his glove so good heads up. Play there by the officials. Spotty nadan face off comes just outside of the rangers line as this game gets longer. The ships get shorter layers exhausted. Here as we're in period number five to two in overtime copa tars lion out in all to draw. The rangers sent down to the kings line. Now doubted a copa turn. Optimism muhsin well wristed in mcdonagh in the right wing corner with the puck. Sends it up the wall to boil boiled turns and flips it out to center ice dump right back in by but carried a center quickly by boyle boils pass broken up in the neutral zone. Now gabric with it he Got checked on the play to rangers colli copa tar. Would that moves in on left-wing. Kotaro drives behind the net feeds right circle. Dowdy shot tennessee. Beilon quest to rangers collided at center. Ice copa term moved in carried it down behind the net and fended out to the right circle to doughty. Who had a decent look logic. Good job i just driving. That puck deep into the zone. He takes a look before it gets to the goal line and then he was able to spot drew doughty. Doughty was breaking it. From that right point position he got around to the opposite side of that. A nice little feed out there to doubting lundquist comes across nicely looking for maybe a wrap around but it was able to find doughty's doughty pull the trigger takes it into midsection. You're listening to the longest game ever in kings history to double overtime at staples off the draw. Saint louis ahead to center brad. Richards can't get it. In deep voinov to williams to dwight king king will serve it in behind the rangers net stall checked into the boards by stole who fell down as he got checked by killing his own. Teammate king with the puck centers williams one timer over the net and the puck off the glass and auto play boy justin williams daryl probably add more good looks in the first and second overtimes than anybody. He had two or three deflections in the first overtime on that chance right there is work prize. Linemates jared stolen white king was king was the player that came up with the puck. He spotted justin. Williams found himself a sweet spot down in that low slot area trying to go short upstairs. Lundquist coming across just came off that post. The the attempt by williams was just off the mark to two in double overtime at staples in the zone. Carter drops it for the trailer. Mike richards ashani missed a little corner and now the rangers to center nash feeds across the kreider. Can't get around doubt. As the king's line with the puck they battled behind the goal now pearson has for mike richards richards. Check but the puck out the center. Ice ryan mcdonagh. Four new york turned over at his line to carter carter moving and got it in the slot. Quick shot save is made off. Trevor louis louis. From between the circles now they battle in the corner lewis with clifford girardi and for the puck across mcdonagh on wing and ed to center. Ice where zuccarello took a hit. But he got the puck in the zone. Martinez sends it around the wall for clifford. Clifford got stepped in to by broussard. Now the puck behind the net centered by charred cleared away by the kings picked up by martinez martinez clifford p to the right side to fully with a shot cerebral alec martinez has won the stanley cup for the martine other but kings up on their second stanley cup. In three years pull aside. Journalists kings have won twenty fourteen. Stanley co in double overtime alec. Martinez started the play at center ice. He finishes the play wins. The stanley cup for the kings with an overtime go at fourteen forty three hundred logger time sun kings or the twenty four teen stanley cup champions. A couple of years ago the los angeles kings didn't know what it was to win a stanley cup or had celebrated after doing it. They wanted the opportunity to be able to come out and do it again. Knowing how good out experience phil well tonight. They live that dream. The los angeles kings captured their second stanley cup with three years unbelievable postseason for the cakes pure jubilation here at staples center the los angeles kings. What he the game here in overtime alec martinez who won game seven in chicago on the road with an overtime will wins game five here at staples center so the longest came in kings. History will be memorable on more than one account. I'm assuming the las angeles kings are the stanley cup champions alec martinez the goal at fourteen. Forty three tyler. Toffoli took the shot from the right side. The say was made by lundqvist and martinez. Buried the rebound martinez. Daryl sense that if he joined the play good things might happen. He gave the clifford who fed to foley. He moved into the right circle. His shot was kicked out save. Martinez pulses on the rebound. And the kings win here in double overtime three to two to win another stanley cup. You look at the decision at alec. Martinez made at that stage of the game. So many guys fatigue that you got any type of energy. You've got to utilize it boy. Did he pick the right spot to jump up there and join the attack. He makes the rangers pay a great goal by alec. Martinez a great way to cap off a great season for young alex fifth goal for alec martinez to foley and clifford assist double overtime at fourteen. Forty three the handshakes down at center. Ice the coaches involved and loss angeles kings of won the stanley cup. After going down in the very first round three games to none to the san jose sharks there were given last rites by many they came back won. Four straight becoming the fourth team in nhl history to rally from a three nothing deficit in a series of course around one two and three. They were forced to play. three game. sevens on the road. They won all three never been done before. Nhl history kings on the ice after the handshake. With the new york rangers congratulating each other. Seven kings played here in the stanley cup playoffs. That are now first. Time stanley cup champions marian gaborik deadline acquisition led the playoffs in goals with fourteen. His fourteen th goal in the third period tied the game and force overtime. Marian gaborik is now a stanley cup. Champion along with robin regeer. Who could not play in the final. Because of an injury jake. Muhsin who at six goals in the playoffs rookies. Tanner pearson and tyler toffoli to foley. The biggest assist of his young career on the stanley cup clinching goal by martinez to foley. Seven in the playoffs. Tanner pearson at twelve points. Jeff schultz appeared in seven games earlier in the playoffs and backup goaltender martin. Jones played twice though. Seven are now stanley cup. Champions eighteen thousand plus here at staples center on their feet. Congratulating cheering the kings who won their second stanley cup in three years. Boy what a time to be a kings fan alec martinez at fourteen forty three of double overtime ending the longest game in club history. His fifth goal. The rebound of tha fully shot. Kyle clipper to a sensational stanley cup. Final another strong game here tonight. Let's go down to center ice pillow. Los angeles congratulations on another championship. This is gary bettman. What an incredible night. the conn. smythe trophy goes to the most valuable player in the playoffs. Who happens to be the leading scorer in the stanley cup. Final justin williams three time stanley cup champion. Justin williams had goal here tonight. Let everybody in the final with seven points. Twenty five points. Justin williams now a playoff. Mvp his third stanley cup. Second with a kings. They wanted in two thousand six with the carolina hurricanes. You know what's coming next. We've done this bill before in just a few moments coming out on. The ice will be the most recognizable trophy professionals. Ladies and gentlemen those stanley cup for the second time in three seasons the stanley cup awarded to the los angeles kings here on home. two years. Two days ago. June eleventh twenty twelve the kings one game six the final against the new jersey devils convincingly sex. So how great is this. For the king's fans they see both stanley cup championship games staple center so june eleventh and june thirteenth davidson will be long remembered by so many gangs up players. Obviously coaches front office personnel and especially the fans the stanley cup working shinier than ever now out at center ice. What an incredible end to an incredible season. Thank you to the players to the teams and our fans all of you. These kings more through california defeated the defending stanley cup champs and beat the rangers in a spectacular final. It starts the top with felony. Nancy and shoots dan beckerman in lombardy. Luke growth matai and darryl sutter and the coaching staff. But it doesn't happen without these great players for the second time in three seasons. It's my honor to present the dustin brown.