With a team of six players, the Minnesota Wild will attempt to win their fifth Stanley Cup in six seasons.
The team has only won three Stanley Cups in the past seven years.
The Wild is coming off a 5-3 victory against the Boston Bruins in the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Wild forward Mikael Granlund was awarded a ceremonial captaincy.
This is his first career Cup.
Here’s a look at how the Wild will approach the championship game: First-period play: The Wild is facing a 1-0 deficit after two periods.
The Rangers are leading 2-1.
The Kings are on the power play and trailing 2-0.
The game is tied at 2-2 after five minutes of play.
Minnesota has three players on the ice: Minnesota captain Mikael Plouffe, left, and center Ryan Suter, right.
Suter is playing with a shoulder injury.
Second-period action: This is the first period.
The Bruins are playing the New York Rangers.
The first period was stopped when Brandon Carlo’s skate was tipped.
After the first shot, the Wild was 2-for-5 on the PP.
It’s 3-0 in the second period and 3-2 in the third period.
A shootout was ruled out because the puck was over the net.
Third-period performance: After a power play goal, the Kings are tied 1-1 and on a 1.3-minute advantage.
They have two power play opportunities.
First, defenseman Brandon Carlo skates into the slot, gets a rebound and then a shot off the post.
Then, winger Kyle Palmieri skates through the zone, takes a shot and makes a breakaway.
Penalty kill: There are six penalty kills in this game.
In the second and third periods, the teams are shorthanded.
Defender Ryan Sutter (lower body) skates in for a faceoff.
Nashville defenseman Mike Ribeiro is assessed a minor penalty for interference.
Goal of the game: The Wild’s Mikael Glaeser gets a loose puck behind the New Jersey Devils’ Keith Kinkaid and pounces on it, but he is stopped short of the net by defenseman Mark Fayne.
Fayne is credited with a goal and an assist.
Wild’s Mark Pysyk gets a break to the middle and is beaten by New Jersey’s Zach Parise.
New Jersey leads 1-3.