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Rangers vs Kings

Pregame: 6:30 PM, MSG
New York Rangers
Los Angeles
Rangers Kings
0 0
Team Leaders
  • Ryan McDonagh
    POINTS 16
  • Martin St. Louis
    goals 8
  • Ryan McDonagh
    ASSISTS 12
  • Benoit Pouliot
    Plus/Minus 9
  • Henrik Lundqvist
    goals against avg 2.15
Team Leaders
  • Anze Kopitar
    Points 26
  • Marian Gaborik
    Goals 13
  • Anze Kopitar
    Assists 21
  • Justin Williams
    Plus/Minus 13
  • Jonathan Quick
    goals against avg 2.66
Where They Stand

BY DAVID KOLB, MSG.COM -- The Rangers are back in Los Angeles tonight to face the Kings in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Blueshirts avoided elimination Wednesday at The Garden, defeating the Kings 2-1, and trail the best-of-seven series three games to one. Benoit Pouliot opened the scoring in the first period and Martin St. Louis scored the eventual game-winner in the second period, while Henrik Lundqvist stood tall, making 40 saves. With a win in Game 5, the Blueshirts would return home to play Game 6 at MSG Monday with an opportunity to knot up the series.

  • Power Play % in Playoffs

    12.2%
    Rangers
    23.5%
    Kings
  • Penalty Kill % in Playoffs

    85.9%
    Rangers
    83.5%
    Kings
  • Home/Road Records in Playoffs

    6-6
    Rangers Road
    7-4
    Kings Home
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With backs against the wall, Henrik Lundqvist once again helped the Rangers avoid elimination, stopping 40 shots, including 15 in the third period. Lundqvist owns a 5-0 record along with a 1.00 goals against average and a .971 save percentage in five games when facing elimination this postseason. “The King” will need another outstanding performance in Game 5 to help the Rangers back onto Garden ice for Game 6 Monday. Meanwhile, Kings goalie Jonathan Quick stopped 17 Ranger shots, but faced a light workload, particularly in the third period, as the Rangers fired only one puck at the netminder. Back in Staples Center, Quick will look to shine again, and to capture his second Cup in three seasons. 

Henrik  Lundqvist
Henrik Lundqvist #30 Goalie
  • Record: 12-9
  • GAA: 2.16
  • SV%: .925
VS
Jonathan Quick
Jonathan Quick #32 Goalie
  • SV%: .906
  • GAA: 2.80
  • Record: 14-9
Who's Hot
Martin St. Louis
Martin St. Louis #26 Right Wing

St. Louis recorded the game-winning goal Wednesday in Game 4. The Rangers' winger is tied for third in the NHL in game-winning goals in the playoffs this year (three) and is tied for fifth among active players for game-winning goals in the playoffs during his career (11).

Dustin Brown
Dustin Brown #23 Right Wing

The Kings’ captain scored Los Angeles’ lone goal in Game 4, turning on the red light by converting on an unassisted, second-period breakaway. It was Brown’s second goal in three games and he enters Game 5 with six goals and eight assists in the playoffs. 

McDonagh Post-Practice
McDonagh: We Want Redemtpion in LA
McDonagh: We Want Redemtpion in LA

Ryan McDonagh says the Rangers must get off to a strong start against the Kings in Game 5.
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Lundqvist Post-Practice
Lundqvist: Kings Will Feel the Pressure If We Win
Lundqvist: Kings Will Feel the Pressure If We Win

Henrik Lundqvist talks about the Rangers' mindset heading into a must-win Game 5..
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LAST THREE GAMES

The Rangers lost Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, 3-0, Monday. Look back at the Blueshirts' last three games:

Rangers vs Kings
6/11/2014 Home
Rangers
Kings
2 1
Rangers vs Kings
6/9/2014 Home
Rangers
Kings
0 3
Kings vs Rangers
6/7/2014 Away
Kings
Rangers
5 4
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