Stanley Cup Final

The New York Rangers celebrate an empty-net goal by Carl Hagelin #62 at 18:12 of the third period against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on April 7, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

With Presidents’ Trophy Locked Up, Rangers Set Sights On Stanley Cup

The Rangers may have to wait until Saturday to find out who they will play in the first round.


Cam Talbot #33 and the New York Rangers celebrate their 4-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on April 7, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. By virtue of the win, the Rangers win the Presidents' Trophy for the best record in the NHL for the 2014-15 season. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

8 NHL Teams That Have Won Presidents’ Trophy And Stanley Cup In Same Year

There have been eight teams who’ve won both the Presidents’ Trophy and the Stanley Cup in the same year (and the Rangers are actually one of them). We’ve written them down for you.


Mike Richards #10 and Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings prepare to take the ice for warm-ups prior to Game Three of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on June 9, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Kings’ Jeff Carter, Mike Richards Know Miracles Work Both Ways

Carter and Richards have been there twice before. They know how fast these things can get away from a team.


The Rangers’ Dan Girardi, left, battles the Kings’ Kyle Clifford along the boards during the first period of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden on June 11, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Nightmare Moments Aside, Girardi’s Perseverance Pays Off For Rangers

The dreaded two-goal lead. The Rangers had made blowing it an art form before Wednesday night’s Game 4 at Madison Square Garden.


Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Fear Drove Lundqvist To Summon His Best, Keeping Rangers Alive

“We didn’t want to see the Cup coming out on our home ice,” Lundqvist said. “Just the thought of it would make me sick.”


The Kings’ Justin Williams causes havoc against the Rangers during Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on June 7, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Silverman: Kings’ Williams Proof You Don’t Have To Be Superstar To Be Playoff Stud

What has made the Kings so dangerous in the Stanley Cup Final – and the preceding three rounds as well – is that they are loaded with finishers on their roster — and they have actually finished.


Rangers center Mark Messier advances the puck during a game against the Washington Capitals at the MCI Center on March 18, 2004. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Messier On WFAN: Rangers Should Still Feel Good Despite 0-2 Hole

Don’t count Mark Messier as one of the many who think the Stanley Cup Final is already over.


Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates his double-overtime game winner with teammates as the Kings defeat the New York Rangers 5-4 during Game Two of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Staples Center on June 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: It May Take Perfection For Rangers To Beat Overpowering Kings

The grueling race for the Stanley Cup is nearing its climax, and the Rangers have reached a critical moment against a formidable opponent.


Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers celebrates with teammates Anton Stralman #6, Derek Dorsett #15, Carl Hagelin #62 and Dominic Moore #28 after McDonagh scores a first-period goal against the Los Angeles Kings during Game Two of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Staples Center on June 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Are Far From Done; Their Biggest Strength Is Resiliency

Whenever the Rangers have reached what appears to be their breaking point, they have found a way of turning their emotion into a rallying spirit and driven focus.


Martin St. Louis (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Wouldn’t Have Reached Final Without Spirit Of St. Louis

With the Rangers facing a 1-0 series deficit ahead of Game 2, there is no skater more valuable on this team than St. Louis because of the collection of experiences he’s acquired and his willingness to dispense advice.


(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.


A detailed view of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final Logo during Media Day at Staples Center on June 3, 2014 in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Here We Go! 5 Things To Watch In Rangers-Kings Stanley Cup Final

Here are five things to watch when the Kings host Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in franchise history.



WATCH: Gov. Christie Unexpectedly Calls Boomer & Carton, Predicts Rangers In 6

Gov. Chris Christie — an old friend of the Boomer & Carton program — called up the morning show unexpectedly on Wednesday morning. They talked about the Rangers and their bid to win their first Stanley Cup in 20 years.


Mats Zuccarello (Photo by Francois Laplante/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Zuccarello Carries Hopes Of Growing Hockey Nation On His Back

Zuccarello is only one of seven Norwegians who have played in the NHL, and he’s set to shatter all records held by a Norwegian.


The Los Angeles Kings celebrate defeating the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in overtime in Game Seven to win the Western Conference Final in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center on June 1, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Friedman: They’re Just Too Good — Kings Will Oust Rangers In 6

Los Angeles is better offensively, has a slight edge on defense and has an elite puck-stopper, even if he’s not the better one in this series.