Rangers @ Kings (Game 1)

The New York Rangers visit the Los Angeles Kings for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final at the Staples Center starting at 8:00 p.m. For a preview, visit Yahoo! Sports.

Rangers game notes

TV: NBC Radio: ESPN Radio (98.7 FM)

Live Stream (Don’t click on ads in stream, may download virus):
http://stream.nbcsports.com/liveextra/

Probable Line-up:
Kreider-Stepan-Nash
Pouliot-Brassard-Zuccarello
Hagelin-Richards-St. Louis
Boyle-D. Moore-Dorsett

McDonagh-Girardi
Staal-Stralman
Diaz-Klein

Goaltenders:
Henrik Lundqvist – 12-8, 2.03 gaa, .928 sv%, 1 so

Jonathan Quick – 12-9, 2.86 gaa, .906 sv%, 1 so

Opponent Notes:
- The Rangers are facing the Kings in the postseason for the first time since 1981. The Rangers are 2-0 all-time against Los Angeles in the playoffs.

- The Kings have played a record 21 playoff games before the finals.

- Anze Kopitar has just one goal in his last 14 games. However, he does have 13 assists in those games and has a 54.4% success rate on faceoffs in the postseason.

- Jeff Carter has points in seven of his last eight games (6g, 7a).

- Marian Gaborik has scored an NHL postseason leading 12 goals this year.

- Justin Williams has 11 points (3g, 8a) in the last ten games.

- Drew Doughty has seven points (3g, 4a) in the last seven games.

- Jarret Stoll has won 57% of his faceoffs this postseason.

- The Kings are 17-for-67 on the power play this postseason and have allowed 15 goals in 80 power play opportunities against.

- The last time the Rangers and Kings met in the postseason, this happened…

Series Schedule:
Game 1, Wednesday, June 4, 8pm – Rangers @ Kings – NBC
Game 2, Saturday, June 7, 7pm – Rangers @ Kings – NBC
Game 3, Monday, June 9, 8pm – Rangers vs. Kings – NBCSN
Game 4, Wednesday, June 11, 8pm – Rangers vs. Kings – NBCSN
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

Opponent Blog:
The Royal Half

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