Marian Gaborik snapped a second-period tie, and Jonathan Quick shook off an opening-minute goal to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Tuesday.
The record will show that the Rangers lost 3-0 on Monday night, but they were not outplayed. They dominated for several stretches, but simply could not get the puck by Jonathan Quick.
The last thing the Rangers needed to do was help the Kings score. New York did so on all three goals in Monday night’s Stanley Cup finals game at MSG.
Jonathan Quick looked right at home on the road inside MSG. One more night like this, and the Connecticut native will be able to skate with the Cup under the bright lights of Broadway.
Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings are finishing off the New York Rangers in a big hurry.
As the puck drops in just a few hours for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Rangers and the Kings, hockey fans should be set for the finest puck-stopping matchup in recent memory.
It’s LA vs. NYC. It’s Quick vs. Lundqvist. It’s west coast vs. east coast and with that being said … let the games begin! Here are our predictions for what is sure to be an unforgettable and thrilling Cup Final.
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?
For the rematch, Canada skipped the overtime and shelved the theatrics. One slick goal and 60 minutes of stifling defensive hockey kept the Canadians firmly on top of the U.S. and moved them to the brink of gold again.
If you take an honest look at Canada’s 1-0 victory over the United States in the Olympic hockey tournament semifinal, the difference seemed to be a lot more than one goal.
With 24 American and Canadian players returning from the Vancouver Olympics’ decisive game, which famously ended with Sidney Crosby’s overtime goal, there’s no shortage of motivation.
Dustin Brown banged in a go-ahead goal late in the first period and the United States went on to dominate the Czech Republic 5-2 Wednesday, earning a spot in the Olympic hockey semifinals for the second straight time.
The Canadians are ripe for the taking. The Americans know it, and the Canadians are about to find it out.
Sometimes an autographed picture isn’t enough. Fans request more creative signatures.
The United States wanted to set a tone in the preliminary round of the Olympic ice hockey tournament for a reason. The Americans knew a bye into the quarters was a must.