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.