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Antti Raanta earns fourth shutout as Rangers beat Kings

“Raanta came into the game 2-0-1 against the Kings, with a 1.97 goals-against average and .927 save percentage. He had allowed one goal or fewer in two of his three appearances against them. Quick had allowed two or fewer goals in seven straight, so a tight match wasn’t unexpected.”

The New York Post

Antti Raanta shines before handing keys back to Lundqvist

“This was Antti Raanta, superb in turning in a 30-save shutout in the Blueshirts’ 3-0 victory over the Kings here Saturday in his eighth straight start in Henrik Lundqvist’s absence, one night before the franchise goaltender makes his return to the nets in Anaheim.”

Rangers have mixed feelings about old Stanley Cup memories

“It isn’t as if this were the Blueshirts’ first trip back here since Alec Martinez stuck the Game 5 double-overtime dagger into the club’s collective heart, but memories do linger. ‘I kind of have a mixture of pride and disappointment if I think back on it, which I absolutely do,’ the 30-year-old Staal said. ‘Knowing how much it takes, I have pride in what we accomplished to get there. I have an appreciation for that.'”

New York Daily News

Antti Raanta records fourth shutout of season as Rangers top Kings, 3-0

“Raanta had a .901 save percentage and a 2-3-2 mark in his last seven starts, impacted by the Rangers giving up nine power-play goals during that stretch. But he was sharp all night while making 24 stops over the final two periods, and now in 26 starts this season he’s 16-6-2 with a 2.13 goals against average and .927 save percentage.”

MSG Network

Rangers crumble Kings castle

“The visitors needed only one goal to win — Derek Stepan’s — but Ryan McDonagh scored on one of the two power plays. In this case, one out of two wasn’t too bad. But three out of three on the penalty kill was even better.”

Postgame video analysis

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

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


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

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

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


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

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

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


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.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

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


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.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

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


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.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

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


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.