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Los Angeles Kings vs. New York Rangers – Live Stream and Stanley Cup Game 5 Preview

Los Angeles Kings vs. New York Rangers takes place tonight in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.

The game is scheduled to start at 01:00 BST.

In the UK, the game airs live on Premier Sports, while it is also streaming live online with bet365.

Preview (Kings currently lead the series 3-1): The Rangers kept their Stanley Cup Finals hopes alive on Wednesday and avoided a series whitewash by winning game four 2-1 against the Kings in New York. On the verge of elimination, the Rangers gave their Madison Square Garden faithful something to cheer about and kept their slim hopes of winning the NHL championship alive with a gritty display. The Gods were smiling on them as well, as with just over a minute to go on the clock, Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist saw the puck go through his legs and head goalward before it was amazingly held up by a small build-up of ice. They still trail the series 3-1, with Game 5 in L.A. tonight but can take heart from the fact that two years ago, the Kings went up 3-0 in the finals against New Jersey — the fourth straight series they built such a lead — but allowed the Devils to stay alive until Game 6.

And New York’s Marc Staal certainly isn’t giving up the ghost as he told reporters: “It’s possible. We’ve seen it been done before. You get one game and you start feeling better about yourself. You get another one and it goes from there and it kind of snowballs.” Henrik Lundqvist, who was outstanding in Game 4, added: “We didn’t want that Cup out on our home ice. The thought of it makes me sick. It’s about competing, you have to be extremely focused, one mistake and the season’s over. Exciting. Tough, but fun.” Only four teams in NHL history have managed to come back from down 3-0 to win a best-of-seven series, and only the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs pulled it off in the Stanley Cup Finals when they beat Detroit.

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