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The Rangers’ Dan Girardi slides into the net against the Los Angeles Kings during the third period of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden on June 9, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Brutal Puck Luck Is Totally Killing Snake-Bitten Rangers

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.

06/10/2014

Dwight King of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates a goal on Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers by Jeff Carter during the first period of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden on June 9, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Don’t Do Lundqvist Any Favors In Deflating Game 3

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.

06/10/2014

Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings makes a save on Chris Kreider during the third period of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden on June 9, 2014. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Connecticut Kid Quick Has Rangers On Ropes In Stanley Cup Finals

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.

06/10/2014

Marian Gaborik #12 of the Los Angeles Kings falls to the ice while being defended by Anton Stralman #6 of the New York Rangers during Game Three of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden on June 9, 2014.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Rangers On The Brink After Being Shut Out By Kings In Game 3

Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings are finishing off the New York Rangers in a big hurry.

06/09/2014

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images), Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Silverman: Quick Is Very Good, But Lundqvist Is Better And Playing Like It

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.

06/04/2014

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports’ 2014 Stanley Cup Final Predictions

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.

06/04/2014

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

Canada's Jamie Benn, center, celebrates after scoring the lone goal of Canada’s win over United States in the semifinals of the Olympic hockey tournament in Sochi, Russia, on Feb. 21, 2014. (ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

It Would Have Taken A Miracle: Canada Handles Team USA Again

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.

02/21/2014

Zach Parise, right, reacts in disgust after Canada's players celebrate their 1-0 win over the Americans in the Olympic hockey tournament semifinals on Feb. 21, 2014. (ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Silverman: U.S. Men’s Hockey Had The Personnel, Just Not The Determination

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.

02/21/2014

Jonathan Quick  (Photo by Pool/Getty Images), Sidney Crosby (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Drop That Puck! U.S. Set To Meet Rival Canada In Sochi Semis

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.

02/21/2014

T.J. Oshie of the United States shoots against the Czech Republic’s Radko Gudas , right, during the quarterfinals of the Olympic hockey tournament at Shayba Arena on Feb. 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

U.S. Rips Czech Republic To Set Up Dream Rematch With Canada In Semifinals

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.

02/19/2014

James van Riemsdyk #21 of the United States skates against the Czech Republic during the Men's Ice Hockey Quarterfinal Playoff on Day 12 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Shayba Arena on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Silverman: Americans No Longer Have To Play Role Of Underdogs On Hockey Stage

The Canadians are ripe for the taking. The Americans know it, and the Canadians are about to find it out.

02/19/2014

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 15: Nate Robinson #10 of the Denver Nuggets signs autographs prior to facing the Minnesota Timberwolves at Pepsi Center on November 15, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.

Top 5 Strangest Things Athletes Have Signed

Sometimes an autographed picture isn’t enough. Fans request more creative signatures.

02/19/2014

Team USA forward Phil Kessel, right celebrates with Joe Pavelski. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Young Legs Will Carry USA Past Czech Republic In Quarterfinals

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.

02/18/2014

US goalie Jonathan Quick makes a save on a shot from Russia's Ilya Kovalchuk on February 15, 2014 in Sochi. (Photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)

Quick Gets Start In Goal For US Quarterfinal; Canada Tabs Price

The Americans plan to start Jonathan Quick — not Ryan Miller — on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Sochi Games. They’ll play either the Czech Republic or Slovakia.

02/18/2014

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