De Blasio will be at MSG to root for Rangers tonight

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Anton Stralman #6 of the New York Rangers with the puck against Marian Gaborik #12 of the Los Angeles Kings in double overtime during Game Two of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Staples Center on June 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

NEW YORK CITY (AP) – The Rangers are returning to New York Monday night for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final – and fans are hoping some home ice will help melt the team’s losing streak.

The visiting Kings will enter Madison Square Garden with a 2-0 lead after a pair of overtime wins in Los Angeles, most recently 5-4 in double overtime Saturday night.

Mayor Bill de Blasio will be among thousands rooting for the Rangers in the MSG crowd.

The fourth game in the series, which could be the last if the Kings win tonight, will be played Wednesday night in New York.

It’s not just the fact the Rangers are losing, it’s the way they are losing.

In each game they have blown a 2-0 first-period lead and they were up by two goals three times in Game 2, including a 4-2 edge heading into the third period Saturday night.

The Kings may not like coming from behind but they’ve done a great job of it this year, as they rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the first round against San Jose and a 3-2 hole to eliminate the defending champion Blackhawks.

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