Los Angeles Kings at New York Rangers Pick-Odds-Prediction - 6/11/14
Los Angeles Kings (46-28-8) at New York Rangers (45-31-6)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: New York Rangers / Los Angeles Kings --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Kings can hoist the Stanley Cup with another win over the New York Rangers.
The Kings upended the Rangers 3-0 in game three at Madison Square Garden on Monday night to take a commanding 3-0 series lead. Game four is scheduled for Wednesday in New York with an LAK victory giving them their second Stanley Cup in three seasons. In a change of pace Los Angeles actually scored first and never gave the home team a chance.
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Jeff Carter gave the visitors a 1-0 lead in the opening frame with Mike Richards and Jeff Muzzin adding second period tallies to essentially end this with Jonathan Quick stopping anything close to the net. Quick recorded 32 stops for the victory for his second shutout of the playoffs and 9th of his career. One of the things New York needed to do was limit the amount of rubber Henrik Lundqvist saw and that happened but the star netminder was touched for all three tallies on 15 shots.
It seems really odd to see Los Angeles playing frontrunner with a 3-0 series lead after seemingly trailing in some fashion throughout the entire postseason. I thought the Rangers had to win this one simply because only four teams have come from a 3-0 hole to win a series which the Kings did in round one versus the Sharks. I think the Rangers have a better then average chance of winning game number four but for now I'll back the Kings and I have no clue what the line is...