Quick, Kings Top Rangers Again In Stanley Cup RematchMarian 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.
CBS Local Sports' 2014 Stanley Cup Final PredictionsIt'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.
Friedman: Kings Aren't Sexy, They Just Beat The Tar Out Of EveryoneThe 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?
Hartnett: Tortorella Nearly Tasted Sweet Success With The RangersHad John Tortorella allowed offensively-gifted players to express themselves -- he might've lifted the Stanley Cup down The Canyon of Heroes and been universally loved by Rangers fans.
Hartnett: Vigneault Will Win Over Rangers Fans By Being The Anti-TortsSo begins hockey's version of "Trading Places." Two opposite personalities in Vigneault and Tortorella are thrown directly into each other's former worlds.
Hartnett: Tortorella Taking Over Canucks Is A Match Made In Hockey Hell The hiring of ex-Rangers head coach John Tortorella by the Vancouver Canucks is an extremely risky appointment.
Silverman: Vigneault Has Flaws, But Will Be Improvement Over TortorellaVigneault may not be a breath of fresh air, but he’s not the restrictive leader that Tortorella was and that’s good news for the Rangers.
Silverman: New Rangers Coach Must Have Creativity Coursing Through Veins Glen Sather must find a coach who understands that the Rangers need to develop their offensive instincts. Tortorella crushed players like Marian Gaborik, those who wanted to put the puck in the net. The next coach can’t be so limited in his outlook.
Silverman: Tortorella Must Go — Rangers Need New Philosophy And New Leader Sather and the Rangers need a new philosophy and a new leader. Tortorella’s hard-edged discipline serves a purpose, but it’s not going to bring the Rangers a championship.
Hartnett: Buying Out Playoff Passenger Brad Richards Makes Too Much Sense For RangersBrad Richards is without a role and will soon be bought out by the Rangers because of a shrinking salary cap and long offseason checklist for GM Glen Sather.
Tortorella Shoulders Some Of The Blame For Rangers' Second-Round ExitWhile Tortorella didn't want to use injuries as an excuse, the Rangers were severely hampered by a number of key injuries.
Monzo: 3 Thoughts From Game 3 Of Rangers-Capitals, And Other Blueshirts Notes The Rangers did a lot of good things and struggled in other areas. Here are three things I took from Monday night -- good and bad.
Boyle Returns For Rangers, Dorsett Debuts Under Playoff SpotlightBrian Boyle and Derek Dorsett were inserted into the Rangers' lineup for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
Silverman: Underdog Rangers Will Have Short Postseason StayThe Rangers may be able to push the Caps, but this is Washington’s series to win. The Rangers may get two games, but it’s Oates, Ovechkin and the Capitals who will go on to the second round.
Tortorella: Without Trade-Deadline Deals, Rangers Would Have Missed Playoffs"I think it solidified our team," Rangers coach John Tortorella said of the deadline dealing. "We have kind of grown since then ... I thought it changed our team a little bit, and we took off."