Series already tilted in Kings' favor

In Game 1, Rangers waste their opportunity to show they can beat the Kings

Updated: June 5, 2014, 2:30 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- This is what a squandered chance looks like.

It's a puck bouncing over Dan Girardi's stick early in overtime and then being flung blindly up the ice, where it's picked off by Mike Richards and sent in front of the net to a wide-open Justin Williams, who, as you know if you've watched a playoff hockey game of any import in the past seven or eight years, simply never misses.

And that was it for the New York Rangers in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals.

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