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NY, California Govs, Mayors Make Stanley Cup Hockey Wager



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    New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, center, reacts to the crowd as teammates Dan Girardi (5) and goalie Cam Talbot (33) skate alongside him after the Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference finals, Thursday, May 29, 2014.

    The mayors of New York City and Los Angeles are ready to raise their voices in support of their hockey teams — in song.

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti are wagering on the outcome of the Stanley Cup final between the New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings.

    If the Rangers win, Garcetti will help sing "New York, New York" on the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" show. If the Kings win, de Blasio will perform "I Love LA."

    The states' governors also have a bet. California Gov. Jerry Brown is betting a box of rice cakes and a California history book on the outcome. 

    If the Kings win, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has agreed to send Brown a gift basket containing items from around New York and a hockey puck commemorating last year's state budget. The puck celebrates the state's budget hat-trick of three consecutive on-time budgets.

    The New York gift basket contains apples from Dutchess, oysters harvested off Long Island, Italian sausage, Buffalo wing sauce, wines, cupcakes from a Harlem bakery and more items from around the state.

    The series begins Wednesday in Los Angeles.

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