The New York Rangers need to fix something, or the 2014 Stanley Cup Final schedule won't need to be extended.
The Los Angeles Kings won the score of 3-0 on Monday night in Game 3, increasing their series lead to 3-0.
Here's how to watch Game 4, which could end the series or start a comeback for New York.
When: Wednesday, June 11 at 8 p.m. ET
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
If the Rangers can't sleep, I don't blame them.
They're facing elimination already, but that isn't the worst part. If the Kings had proved that they were the superior team in dominating efforts, a 3-0 hole would be much easier to stomach. However, New York could easily be winning this series.
In Game 1, the Rangers held a 2-0 lead in the first period. After shutting out the Montreal Canadiens in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final, a two-goal lead almost felt game-clinching. But then Los Angeles scored two unanswered goals, forced overtime and won in the extra period.
In Game 2, the Rangers held a 4-2 lead entering the third period. Led by the hottest goalie in the NHL, Henrik Lundqvist, surely they would be able to hold onto this one. But then the Kings scored two more unanswered goals, forced another overtime and again won in extra time.
While New York didn't stand a chance in its Game 3 thrashing, if it weren't for the collapses in Los Angeles, the series would still be 2-1 in New York's favor. Even avoiding just one of the collapses would have given the Rangers life and a chance to tie the series in Game 4. Instead, they have zero momentum after being outscored 5-0 in the last four periods of regulation.
New York couldn't have picked a more painful way to lose the Stanley Cup Final.
David Daniels is a columnist at Bleacher Report. He tweets, too.
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