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The Rangers’ Dan Girardi, left, battles the Kings’ Kyle Clifford along the boards during the first period of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden on June 11, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Nightmare Moments Aside, Girardi’s Perseverance Pays Off For Rangers

The dreaded two-goal lead. The Rangers had made blowing it an art form before Wednesday night’s Game 4 at Madison Square Garden.

06/12/2014

The puck stops just outside the goal behind Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers after a flurry at the net late in the third period of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals at Madison Square Garden on June 11, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Finally Get Some ‘Puck Luck’ As Finals Head Back To LA

The Kings got all the bounces in the first three games. Or as Henrik Lundqvist calls it, “puck luck.” The Rangers had more than their share of it Wednesday.

06/12/2014

Martin St. Louis #26, Kevin Klein #8, Derek Dorsett #15 and Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers celebrate after defeating the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 in Game Four of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden on June 11, 2014.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Hang On, Beat Kings 2-1 In Game 4 Of Stanley Cup Finals

Henrik Lundqvist made 40 saves and Benoit Pouliot and Martin St. Louis each scored as the Rangers managed to keep the Los Angeles Kings at bay in a 2-1 victory in Game 4 on Wednesday night.

06/12/2014

The Kings’ Justin Williams causes havoc against the Rangers during Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on June 7, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Silverman: Kings’ Williams Proof You Don’t Have To Be Superstar To Be Playoff Stud

What has made the Kings so dangerous in the Stanley Cup Final – and the preceding three rounds as well – is that they are loaded with finishers on their roster — and they have actually finished.

06/11/2014

Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers and Justin Williams #14 of the Los Angeles Kings battle for the puck during the third period of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden on June 9, 2014.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Stanley Cup Sweep? Rangers Say It’s Not Over Until It’s Over

While the Kings are trying to close out the series, New York’s focus is strictly on moving past disappointment and getting back to LA for Game 5.

06/11/2014

The Rangers’ Dan Girardi slides into the net against the Los Angeles Kings during the third period of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden on June 9, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Brutal Puck Luck Is Totally Killing Snake-Bitten Rangers

The record will show that the Rangers lost 3-0 on Monday night, but they were not outplayed. They dominated for several stretches, but simply could not get the puck by Jonathan Quick.

06/10/2014

Mike Keenan of the New York Rangers looks on from the bench during the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Alumni Game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Dec. 31, 2011 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Keenan Destroys Rangers In Aftermath Of Demoralizing Game 3 Failure

Mike Keenan is in that rare position where his criticism holds weight. It comes off as a lot more than simple frustration or armchair quarterbacking that fans and many in the media are known for.

06/10/2014

Brad Richards (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Richards Is Making Buyout An Easy Call For Rangers

Look no further than alternate captain Brad Richards as the main reason why the Rangers’ power play has fizzled. His overall game has disintegrated during the finals.

06/10/2014

Dwight King of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates a goal on Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers by Jeff Carter during the first period of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden on June 9, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Don’t Do Lundqvist Any Favors In Deflating Game 3

The last thing the Rangers needed to do was help the Kings score. New York did so on all three goals in Monday night’s Stanley Cup finals game at MSG.

06/10/2014

Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings makes a save on Chris Kreider during the third period of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden on June 9, 2014. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Connecticut Kid Quick Has Rangers On Ropes In Stanley Cup Finals

Jonathan Quick looked right at home on the road inside MSG. One more night like this, and the Connecticut native will be able to skate with the Cup under the bright lights of Broadway.

06/10/2014

Marian Gaborik #12 of the Los Angeles Kings falls to the ice while being defended by Anton Stralman #6 of the New York Rangers during Game Three of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden on June 9, 2014.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Rangers On The Brink After Being Shut Out By Kings In Game 3

Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings are finishing off the New York Rangers in a big hurry.

06/09/2014

Rangers center Mark Messier advances the puck during a game against the Washington Capitals at the MCI Center on March 18, 2004. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Messier On WFAN: Rangers Should Still Feel Good Despite 0-2 Hole

Don’t count Mark Messier as one of the many who think the Stanley Cup Final is already over.

06/09/2014

Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates his double-overtime game winner with teammates as the Kings defeat the New York Rangers 5-4 during Game Two of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Staples Center on June 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: It May Take Perfection For Rangers To Beat Overpowering Kings

The grueling race for the Stanley Cup is nearing its climax, and the Rangers have reached a critical moment against a formidable opponent.

06/09/2014

Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers celebrates with teammates Anton Stralman #6, Derek Dorsett #15, Carl Hagelin #62 and Dominic Moore #28 after McDonagh scores a first-period goal against the Los Angeles Kings during Game Two of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Staples Center on June 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Are Far From Done; Their Biggest Strength Is Resiliency

Whenever the Rangers have reached what appears to be their breaking point, they have found a way of turning their emotion into a rallying spirit and driven focus.

06/09/2014

Rangers fans going bonkers at MSG (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hottest Ticket Around: Rangers-Kings Game 3 Sets StubHub Sales Records

Who says New York isn’t a hockey town? The Rangers’ first home game of the Cup finals has been a record-setting monster, StubHub says.

06/07/2014

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