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East and West: celebrities pick sides in the Stanley Cup Finals

By Elise Gabriele,

The New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings are duking it out in a best-of-seven series for the Stanley Cup and A-lister hockey fans are choosing sides.

Celebrity Kings fans are in high spirits considering the Kings are two-for-two after the first two nail-biting games went into overtime and double-overtime, respectively. Hollywood west coast supporters include actors Will Ferrell and Jason Bateman, and basketball player Kobe Bryant, according to NY Daily News.

One Kings devotee, Who’s The Boss? star Alyssa Milano told the NY Daily News that the Kings are as important to Los Angeles as the Rangers are to New York.

“Maybe even more so,” Milano added.

Image via Twitter from The Ellen Show

Many New Yorker celebrities have moved to Los Angeles but their hearts still belong to the Blueshirts and Madison Square Garden.

Image via Twitter courtesy of Genevieve Morton

A crew of other celebrities who are rooting for the Rangers, despite their teams two-game losing streak, include household names like Robert De Niro, Michael Strahan, Jimmy Fallon, Michael J. Fox, Jim Carrey, Spike Lee, Liam Neeson, Tim Robbins, Louis C.K., Margot Robbie and Olivia Munn.

Jimmy Fallon tweeted a reference to the last time the Rangers enjoyed the glory of Lord Stanley’s cup:

Image via Twitter from Jimmy Fallon

According to the NHL, the third scheduled game of the seven-game series is Monday June 9 at 8 PM eastern time.

 

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