Last night in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, the New York Rangers tried to get back into the NHL Stanley Cup Final against the Los Angeles Kings and avoid going into a 3-0 hole in New York.
Los Angeles Kings – 3 New York Rangers – 0 (Kings lead series 3-0)
*The New York Rangers dominated play, but the Los Angeles Kings dominated the scoreboard. Jeff Carter scored with 0.7 seconds left in the first period to give the Kings their first in-game lead of the series and that was all Jonathan Quick needed. The Rangers out-shot the Kings 32-15 including a 17-8 margin in the second period and a 11-2 margin in the third period, but Quick made all 32 saves to blank the Rangers in New York. The Kings added two goals in the third period, one by Jake Muzzin and one by Mike Richards to put the Kings up 3-0 in the game and the series. Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who only made 12 saves in the game, had very little chance on any of the three goals as they were all deflected past him and into the net. Quick made a number of outstanding saves in the game, including a goal line save on Mats Zuccarello in the first and a desperation stick save on Derick Brassard in the second. The Kings have a chance to win their second NHL Stanley Cup in three years on Wednesday.