Darryl Sutter

New York head coach Alain Vigneault talks with the media after the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Rangers 3-2 in overtime during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals at the Staples Center on June 4, 2014. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Rangers’ Vigneault: Kings ‘One Of The Best Teams I’ve Seen’

The coach had formed a few impressions after Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals, and they made him even more wary of the Los Angeles Kings.

06/06/2014

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Stanley Cup Finals: Rangers Not About To Bow Before Mighty Kings

The Rangers know that many, if not most, in the hockey world aren’t giving them much of a chance to win the Cup. They have heard it before, and have just gone about their business.

06/03/2014

Marian Gaborik of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates with his teammates after scoring the game-tying goal against the Chicago Blackhawks in the third period during Game 7 of the Western Conference  finals on June 1, 2014 in Chicago. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Silverman: Big, Powerful Kings Will Be A Massive Test For Rangers

The Kings are a talented team that has played brilliantly in the postseason. They won the seventh game on the road in three consecutive series, and head coach Daryl Sutter has his team playing at the peak of its power.

06/02/2014

The Los Angeles Kings celebrate a goal by Dustin Brown during the first period of Game 4 of the Western Conference finals against the Chicago Blackhawks at Staples Center on May 26, 2014. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Friedman: Kings Aren’t Sexy, They Just Beat The Tar Out Of Everyone

The Los Angeles Kings’ seven-game struggle in the first round exemplified their modus operandi over the last few years — rise to the occasion when it matters most, and, when it’s least expected. But why don’t we expect it?

05/28/2014

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Schwei: Wrapping Up The Devils’ Stanley Cup Run

Martin Brodeur is leaning toward returning next season, but if this year’s Stanley Cup proves to be his last, the future Hall of Famer who wears number 30 will have played in 30 Final games, going 17 and 13.

06/13/2012

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Never-Say-Die Devils Believing They Can Pull Off The (Nearly) Impossible

Winning Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals did more than keep the Devils alive. It gave them a sniff, a scent, a feeling. Call it momentum if you want.

06/08/2012

Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Devils Struggling To Match Kings’ Firepower

New Jersey simply cannot match ammunition with a loaded Los Angeles Kings’ roster.

WFAN–06/04/2012

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Stanley Cup Final: Devils Out To Solve Kings’ Road Mojo In Game 2

The Devils played one of their worst games of the postseason in dropping the series opener 2-1 in overtime, and they can’t afford another sub-par effort.

06/01/2012

The Los Angeles Kings practice for the 2012 Stanley Cup Final Media Day at Prudential Center on May 29, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Waits To Be Hockey Town

Los Angeles has waited nearly 20 years for the Kings to make their second trip to the Stanley Cup finals. And they might have picked the perfect time to get there.

05/30/2012

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Silverman: Sorry, Devils Fans — Kings Will Wear Crown

The Devils have been the overlooked team throughout these playoffs. Sure, they’ll push the Kings to the limit, but Los Angeles has shown the ability to win on the road.

05/30/2012

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Devils, Kings Set For Game 1 Of Unlikely Stanley Cup Matchup

Roughly two years ago, the Devils and Kings were the finalists for then-free agent Ilya Kovalchuk. Wednesday night, the teams will start fighting for a much bigger prize, the Stanley Cup.

05/30/2012

The New Jersey Devils are presented with the Prince of Wales Trophy by NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly after winning Game Six of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the New York Rangers. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwei: Devils Sights Set On Franchise’s 4th Stanley Cup In 5 Tries

The New Jersey Devils are in the Stanley Cup Finals for the fifth time in team history, and they will attempt to capture their fourth championship as their series with the Los Angeles Kings begins on Wednesday night at Prudential Center.

05/29/2012

P.A. Parenteau

Islanders Aim To Stay Hot Against Flames

The Flames look to extend its season-best winning streak to five, while the Islanders try to stay hot during its best stretch of the season Monday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

WFAN–01/03/2011

Calgary Flames forward John Armstrong, top, battles for the puck with New York Islanders forward John Tavares during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Steve Hiscock)

Islanders Suffer 3-2 Preseason Loss To Flames

Stefan Meyer, Curtis Glencross and Ales Kotalik scored in the second period and the Calgary Flames beat a split-squad of New York Islanders 3-2 on Wednesday night to remain undefeated this preseason.

WFAN–09/30/2010