The New York Rangers visit the Los Angeles Kings for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final at the Staples Center starting at 8:00 p.m. The Kings lead the series 3-1. For a preview, visit Yahoo! Sports.
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Kreider-D. Moore-St. Louis
Henrik Lundqvist – 13-10, 2.15 gaa, .926 sv%, 1 so
Jonathan Quick – 15-10, 2.66 gaa, .910 sv%, 2 so
– Tonight is Los Angeles’ NHL-record 64th playoff game in the last three seasons, and the Kings will tie the single-season record with their 26th postseason game of this season.
– Anze Kopitar has just one goal in his last 18 games. After winning just 25 of 62 faceoffs in the first two games of the series, Kopitar is 23-for-38 since.
– Justin Williams had a five game point streak stopped in Game 4.
– Jeff Carter won 71% of his faceoffs in Game 4.
– Drew Doughty has just one point (a goal) in the last five games.
– Marian Gaborik has just one goal in the first four games of this series after scoring 12 in the previous 21 postseason contests.
– The Kings are 2-for-14 on the power play this series and have allowed 1 goal in 17 power play opportunities against.
– To piss Kings fans off, I figured I’d post Wayne Gretzky’s greatest moment as a Ranger…
Game 1, Wednesday, June 4, 8pm – Rangers 2, Kings 3, OT
Game 2, Saturday, June 7, 7pm – Rangers 4, Kings 5, 2OT
Game 3, Monday, June 9, 8pm – Rangers 0, Kings 3
Game 4, Wednesday, June 11, 8pm – Rangers 2, Kings 1
Game 5, Friday, June 13, 8pm – Rangers @ Kings – NBC
Game 6, Monday, June 16, 8pm – Rangers vs. Kings – NBC *
Game 7, Wednesday, June 18, 8pm – Rangers @ Kings – NBC *
* = if necessary
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