The New York Rangers are down 3-0 in the Stanley Cup Final to the Los Angeles Kings and are in need of some “puck luck” to stay alive in the best-of-7-series.
“You try to stay positive right now, but it’s tough. It’s really tough. We’re doing a lot of good things, but when you look at the goals, we put two in our own net and then a tough play on the third one,” Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist said, via NHL.com. “At some point, you’re going to need some puck luck, and we don’t have any right now. It feels like they have all of it. You always talk about how you have to earn that puck luck, but I think we worked really hard; we’re doing a lot of good things.”
The Rangers lost 3-0 at Madison Square Garden in Game 3 Monday night. Game 4 is on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, RDS).
“I think everyone in here is working their [butt] off for the team, but we didn’t get the right bounces today,” Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello said. “It’s really tough right now; you feel like you played a good game, but it doesn’t really matter when you lose.”
The Rangers have almost two full days to prepare for Game 4.
“It doesn’t matter what you think you deserve out there, you just have to find a way to win games,” Lundqvist said. “That’s what they’ve been doing. I can sit here and say we’re playing really well, but in the end it’s about finding ways to win. We haven’t done that.
“I’m just extremely disappointed that we’re in this hole. We have to regroup; it’s not over. We’re looking at getting the next game. That’s all we’re thinking about right now, trying to get that win.”