Cuomo bets wings and more in Stanley Cup wager

New York Rangers' Martin St. Louis skates past the logo of the Stanley Cup during practice for Wednesday's Game 1 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final hockey series against the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Sabres aren’t contenders for this year’s Stanley Cup, but Buffalo’s culinary claim to fame is still on the line heading into the final fight for hockey’s holy grail.

On the eve of Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals between the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings, Governor Andrew Cuomo has entered into a friendly wager with California Governor Jerry Brown.

If the Rangers win, Brown will send Cuomo the book ‘California: A History’ by Kevin Starr and Lundberg Organic Brown Rice Cakes.

If the Kings prevail, Cuomo will send Brown a ‘Taste of NY Gift Basket’ featuring products from local businesses across the state. Among the goodies inside are chicken wings from the Original Anchor Bar and 2011 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine from the Leonard Oakes Estate Winery in Orleans County.

The Rangers last won the Stanley Cup in 1994, when Cuomo’s father Mario was governor of New York.

The first game of the best-of-seven series begins Wednesday at 8 p.m. EST in Los Angeles. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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