June 11, 2014 11:14 pm

Rangers stave off elimination with 2-1 win in Game 4 against Kings

Los Angeles Kings left wing Tanner Pearson (70), left, crashes the boards with New York Rangers defenseman John Moore (17) in the third period during Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in New York.

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NEW YORK – Henrik Lundqvist made 40 saves as the New York Rangers staved off elimination with a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings in the Stanley Cup final.

Benoit Pouliot and Martin St. Louis each scored for the Rangers, who still trail the Kings 3-1 in the best-of-seven series.

Pouliot opened the scoring 7:25 into the first period on a tip-in, and St. Louis put the Rangers up by two at 6:27 of the second.

But two minutes later a turnover by Rangers defenceman Dan Girardi led to a breakaway for Kings captain Dustin Brown, who finished with a slick deke to score on Lundqvist.

The Kings dominated in the third period but couldn’t beat Lundqvist despite outshooting New York 15-1.

Game 5 is Friday in Los Angeles.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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