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NEW YORK TIMES

Pat Pickens: Kings Awake From Slumber Against Rangers

“But after that sluggish start — indicative of a team that had played the night before — it was all Kings. Los Angeles swarmed Talbot, peppering 17 first-period shots on goal.”

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Pat Leonard: Cam Talbot allows four goals in sloppy Rangers’ loss to Kings as Henrik Lundqvist begins practicing again

“Los Angeles (36-23-14, 86 points), which is fighting for a Western Conference playoff berth as the ninth seed, needed the two points way more than the hosts, and both teams played like it.”

NEWSDAY

Steve Zipay: Rangers lose to Kings in Stanley Cup rematch

“The Rangers didn’t win battles and had turnovers aplenty. They couldn’t enter the offensive zone or leave the defensive zone with any consistency, And for the first time in 11 games, they couldn’t hold the opponent under two goals.”

NEW YORK POST

Brett Cyrgalis: Rangers smacked by defending Stanley Cup champion Kings

“But with the Kings (36-23-14) barely holding onto to their playoff lives, now tied in points with the Flames for the third spot in the Pacific, the Blueshirts had to be one of the last teams in the league that would want to supply some oxygen.”

BLUESHIRTS UNITED

Jim Cerny: Rangers Fall To The Kings 4-2

“Cam Talbot played well enough–with 31 saves in goal–but the Rangers did not match the Kings level of commitment and execution nearly all night in the teams’ first meeting on Garden ice since New York’s Game Four 2-1 win over L.A. back on June 9 in the Cup Final a year ago.”

NHL.COM

Dan Rosen: Quick, Kings rebound from early goal to top Rangers

“Los Angeles controlled possession and won 3-1 against the New Jersey Devils on Monday. They again dominated possession Tuesday, or at least they did after Mats Zuccarello’s goal 51 seconds into the game and until New York started taking chances down three goals in the third period.”

PUCK DADDY

Greg Wyshynski: Have the LA Kings turned the corner after back-to-back wins?

“Yet watching the Kings dominate the Rangers, arguably the best team in the East at the moment, one gets the sense that this veteran team is finding another gear at a critical time.”

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Bryan Winters: Rangers vs. Kings Recap: Kings Dominate and Defeat Rangers 4-2 at MSG

“The Rangers didn’t have any answers for their sustained pressure in the offensive zone, and that was clearly evident by the result on the scoreboard.”

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

Bio

Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.
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Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.
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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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