"I think we'd rather be up 2-0 for sure, but honestly I don't know what it is," Los Angeles center Anze Kopitar said regarding how the team finds a way to rally. "We put ourselves in a hole again, and then we came back. They scored a quick one after we scored the second one to make it 4-2, so I think that just shows the character again of this team and resiliency. We never quit and (we) get it done eventually."

NOTES: Rangers D John Moore returned to the lineup after serving a two-game suspension for a hit to the head of Montreal's Dale Weise in the Eastern Conference Finals. ... Speculation that Los Angeles D Robyn Regehr would return for Game 2 turned out to be just speculation. Regehr, who hasn't played since May 3 after suffering a knee injury, was scratched again. ... Seventeen players on the Kings' current roster were members of the 2012 Stanley Cup champions. ... New York has outscored its opponents 25-11 in the first period of the postseason.