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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.”


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.”


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.”


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.”


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.”


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.”


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.”


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.”