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Los Angeles Kings beat NY Rangers 3-0 in Game 3 of Stanley Cup Finals
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Los Angeles Kings beat NY Rangers 3-0 in Game 3 of Stanley Cup Finals

Jun 10 2014, 1:52am CDT | by

The Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Rangers 3-0 in Game 3 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals on June 9 and now lead the series 3-0.

The Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Rangers 3-0 in Game 3 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals on June 9 and now lead the series 3-0.  The Kings relied on goaltender Jonathan Quick's 32-save shutout...

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Los Angeles Kings beat NY Rangers 3-0 in Game 3 of Stanley Cup Finals

Jun 10 2014, 1:52am CDT | by

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The Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Rangers 3-0 in Game 3 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals on June 9 and now lead the series 3-0.

The Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Rangers 3-0 in Game 3 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals on June 9 and now lead the series 3-0. 

The Kings relied on goaltender Jonathan Quick's 32-save shutout to propel them to a commanding series lead, per Alex Kinkopf of the Kings' official website

"There were no late-game heroics needed Monday night. The Kings' defense set the tone from the get-go. 

"Inside Madison Square Garden, arguably the sports world's most famous still-standing arena, the Rangers were hosting a Stanley Cup Final game for the first time in 20 years. The Kings, though, were the team that looked to be at home. 

"They were calm, collected, and with that -- in control. 

"So was Madison Square Garden, except quieter. 

"The Kings' win was backboned by an absolute stellar performance from goaltender Jonathan Quick, who stymied all 32 of the pucks New York sent his way to post his ninth career playoff shutout, his second of the postseason. It was a remarkable debut for Quick on New York's hallowed hockey grounds, as he made his first career NHL start at MSG Monday night. 

"Quick's mindset was simple -- 'You make one save, then the next one, and then you go from there,' he expressed to reporters following the game. Simple, just like the Kings played. 

"The Kings' flawless start to the game defensively, paid off offensively in the final second of the first period, as they refused to give up on a waning clock. After quick netural zone transition, the Kings skated in on a 3-on-2, while the Rangers' back check was waiting for time to expire. 

"Justin Williams found Jeff Carter, who was streaking to the top of the slot, with a perfect pass, and Carter snapped it home with 0.7 seconds showing on the game clock. Carter's goal gave the Kings a 1-0 lead heading into the first intermission. It was a devastating blow to the Rangers, who now had to find some sort of way to respond after such a gut-wrenching way to end the first period. 

"The Rangers were muddled with two high-stick penalties in the opening minutes of the second, and the Kings capitalized on the latter of the two infractions. 

"As Anze Kopitar controlled the puck along the sideboards during what was the Kings' second power play of the evening, he found Jake Muzzin open atop the right point. Muzzin, seeing plenty of traffic in front of Henrik Lundqvist's net, along with an open lane, fired a wrist shot toward the net. 

"Muzzin's wrister banked off New York's Martin St. Louis and past Henrik Lundqvist, who was screened by Jeff Carter. Muzzin's goal gave the Kings a 2-0 lead with 15:43 to play in the second period. 

"Later in the period, Mike Richards gave the Kings a 3-0 lead. Richards was on a 2-on-1 rush with Trevor Lewis, but failed to connect with Lewis on a pass. Richards' pass attempt hit off the skate of Ryan McDonagh, bounced right back onto Richards' stick, and the Kings forward chipped the puck into the net. Lundqvist was caught cheating on Richards' botched pass, and the Kings took a 3-0 lead into the second intermission." 

The Los Angeles Daily News' Elliott Teaford spoke with Kings team captain Dustin Brown to get his thoughts on the game and Quick's stellar performance. 

"This was more our style. We grind away, get an important goal at the end of one (period), find a power-play goal. We waited for our chances, got a 2-on-1 goal (Richards). 

"It's hard to go through all the games, but I thought he (Quick) was awesome tonight. All I know is everyone is talking about 'Quickie,' and he's a big, big part of the reason we're here because he's a goaltender who makes big saves at big times." 

On the other hand, Lundqvist said the Rangers haven't been getting any breaks all series long, per The Los Angeles Times' Lance Pugmire. Lundqvist said,"At some point, you're going to have to need some puck luck and we don't have any right now. It feels like they have all of it."

New York forward Mats Zuccarello also spoke with Pugmire, echoing Lundqvist's sentiments and praising Quick's play on goal. 

"He's (Quick) a good goalie, played well, got the bounces. It's a frustrating loss. To have that many chances, with those lucky bounces...we're down three-nothing, so we have to win four straight. We just have to believe it." 

The Kings will look to win their second Stanley Cup title in three years in Game 4, which has an 8:00 p.m EST face-off, at Madison Square Garden on June 11.

 
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Tom Glavine Could Have Starred for the Los Angeles Kings

Jul 29 2014 7:43am CDT | Source: Rant Sports

Before he won 300 games and was a World Series MVP with the Atlanta Braves, Tom Glavine was a superstar forward at Billerica High School in Massachusetts and dominated on the ice as well as he did on the diamond. His talents were good enough for the Los Angeles Kings to war ...
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Los Angeles Kings Should Re-Sign Jarret Stoll Soon

Jul 28 2014 10:09am CDT | Source: Rant Sports

Forward Jarret Stoll has done all of the little things to help the Los Angeles Kings during his tenure in L.A. Winning faceoffs, shadowing opposing star players and chipping in the timely goal define what Stoll means to the Kings. The 32-year old two-time Stanley Cup champion wil ...
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4 days ago

Jeff Carter's trophy collection might be the most impressive in sports

Jul 28 2014 9:20am CDT | Source: SBNation

This is Jeff Carter's career to date. He is 29 years old. Not a bad collection of hardware for Jeff Carter eh @LAKings @HockeyCanada #Silver&Gold pic.twitter.com/Dt1Dac5gLl — Dave Sandford (@Dave_Sandford) July 26, 2014 The list: - 2003 World Under-18 Hockey Championship with Canada (second from right)- 2005 World Junior Hockey Championship with Canada (far left)- 2005 AHL Calder Cup with Philad ...
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Maple Leafs re-sign Reimer to two-year deal

Jul 25 2014 3:41pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

After reportedly requesting a trade earlier in the off-season, James Reimer has come to an agreement on a two-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. The restricted free agent goalie was scheduled to have an arbitration hearing on Monday before coming to terms with the Leafs on Friday afternoon. James Reimer and TOR have settled on a two-year deal — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 25, 2014 The AAV is $2.3M — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July ...
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Predicting Los Angeles Kings' Best Player at Each Position in 5 Years

Jul 24 2014 9:50pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

It's already been two years since the Los Angeles Kings won their first Stanley Cup and five years since the Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings battled for a championship for a second consecutive year.  The next few years in the NHL will fly by, especially since it should be free of lockouts. For the Kings, much of their team could remain intact, as a number of core players are signed through 2018-19. ...
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Los Angeles Kings Should Lock Up Justin Williams Soon

Jul 23 2014 12:33am CDT | Source: Rant Sports

Justin Williams came up aces throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs for the Los Angeles Kings this year leading the Kings to their second Stanley Cup in three years, winning the Conn Smythe for Playoff MVP along the way. Williams is under contract for next season for a very reasonable $3.5 million, but will be a ...
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1 week ago

Couture: Thornton not to blame for Sharks woes

Jul 22 2014 12:07pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Sharks captain Joe Thornton often bears the brunt of criticism in San Jose for his team’s shortcomings, but Logan Couture doesn’t think it’s warranted. “Jumbo takes a lot of heat when the team isn’t successful. It usually falls on his shoulders and obviously I don’t agree with that,” Couture told Sportsnet 590 The Fan Tuesday. “We win as a team, we lose as a team. As cliché as that is, one person i ...
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1 week ago

Couture: Thornton not to blame for Sharks woes

Jul 22 2014 12:07pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Sharks captain Joe Thornton often bears the brunt of criticism in San Jose for his team’s shortcomings, but Logan Couture doesn’t think it’s warranted. “Jumbo takes a lot of heat when the team isn’t successful. It usually falls on his shoulders and obviously I don’t agree with that,” Couture told Sportsnet 590 The Fan Tuesday. “We win as a team, we lose as a team. As cliché as that is, one person isn’t going to win a championship.” The Sharks have been one of the best reg ...
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1 week ago

Couture: Thornton not to blame for Sharks woes

Jul 22 2014 12:07pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Sharks captain Joe Thornton often bears the brunt of criticism in San Jose for his team’s shortcomings, but Logan Couture doesn’t think it’s warranted. “Jumbo takes a lot of heat when the team isn’t successful. It usually falls on his shoulders and obviously I don’t agree with that,” Couture told Sportsnet 590 The Fan Tuesday. “We win as a team, we lose as a team. As cliché as that is, one person isn’t going to win a championship.” The Sharks have been one of the best ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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1 week ago

Couture: Thornton not to blame for Sharks woes

Jul 22 2014 12:07pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Sharks captain Joe Thornton often bears the brunt of criticism in San Jose for his team’s shortcomings, but Logan Couture doesn’t think it’s warranted. “Jumbo takes a lot of heat when the team isn’t successful. It usually falls on his shoulders and obviously I don’t agree with that,” Couture told Sportsnet 590 The Fan Tuesday. “We win as a team, we lose as a team. As cliché as that is, one person isn’t going to win a champions ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 

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