The 2014 Stanley Cup live stream and TV coverage will get underway tonight as the New York Rangers will take on the LA Kings to determine this year's NHL champion. The Kings are looking to make it two Stanley Cups in three years, while the Rangers are trying to win their first championship since 1994. You can already here the "Hollywood vs. Broadway" chants starting up as the Game 1 Stanley Cup live streaming action draws near!
According to a Sportsline report on June 4, New York has had almost a full week off while they waited to see who they would face in the Stanley Cup Finals, which always brings up the question will they be rusty in Game 1 vs. the Kings. It's hard to imagine the Rangers being off their game, but sometimes time can work against a team that is playing well.
On the other hand the LA Kings have played more games than any team this season with each of their three playoff rounds going the full seven games. Rangers forward Derek Stepan knows that the Kings will be fired up tonight in front of the home crowd, and doesn't believe that fatigue is even an issue with LA.
''Any team you play at this time of year is a good hockey team, especially a team that has kind of been around the playoffs and the Stanley Cup finals a couple of times in the last few years,'' forward Derek Stepan said. ''This is a very good hockey club, We have a tough challenge in front of us.
Not only do the Kings seem to play 7 games each series, but a lot of overtime games as well! Nevertheless, Las Vegas odds makers have the Kings as the favorite to not only win Game 1 tonight, but to win the 2014 Stanley Cup. The Kings are listed at -155 in tonight's Game 1 with the over/under number set at 5. They are listed at -170 to win the series.
Fans can catch tonight's Game 1 action live on NBC and CBC nationally and streaming online through NBC Sports Extra. The game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET. Who is your pick to win this year's NHL championship?