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.
Unfortunately for the Rangers and their legion of fans, the Rangers peaked in the regular season. That’s a classic formula for heartbreak.
Dustin Penner scored 17:42 into overtime and the Los Angeles Kings are headed to the Stanley Cup finals for the second time as a franchise after beating the Phoenix Coyotes with a 4-3 win in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Tuesday night.
A great road playoff run has the Los Angeles Kings in a place they haven’t been since the Great One was skating in Southern California.
Dwight King scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, Jonathan Quick made 18 saves, and the Los Angeles Kings rolled to the brink of their first Stanley Cup final in 19 years with a 2-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night.
New York superiority? Not in this case. The Kings have all the elements that you want in a hockey team. They have a powerhouse of a team that is threatening to make the playoffs a shambles.
Jeff Carter scored three goals, Jonathan Quick stopped 24 shots and the Los Angeles Kings matched an NHL record with their seventh straight road playoff victory, beating the Phoenix Coyotes 4-0 Tuesday night to take control of Western Conference finals.
All morning long, Craig promised over and over again that he was going to get Boomer to actually touch the Stanley Cup.
Duguay explained how important Lord Stanley’s Cup is and what it means to him, displaying great regret for failing to win it back in 1979.
John Tortorella’s great strength behind the bench is his ability to motivate. He demands accountability and he is not afraid to call a player out by name when he senses a player is giving anything less than his level best.
A day after making the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2003, New Jersey Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello was in a good mood.
The goal for the Rangers is to be playing through mid-June. That would not have been possible without last night’s 7th game survival exercise against Ottawa. Now that the first round is in the past, at least some of the weight has been lifted.
The Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals played seven one-goal games in their first-round playoff series. That’s an NHL record.
Henrik Lundqvist, the Rangers’ superstar goaltender, has been named a finalist for this season’s Vezina Trophy, which is awarded to the league’s best goalie of the year.
Travis Zajac scored at 5:39 of overtime and the New Jersey Devils avoided elimination and sent yet another Eastern Conference first-round series to a seventh game with a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night.