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Matt Greene #2 of the Los Angeles Kings checks Mats Zuccarello #36 of the New York Rangers during the third period of Game Three of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden on June 9, 2014 in New York, New York. (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Kings Look To Keep Pressure On As Rangers Regroup After 0-3 Start

The gravity of the situation was etched on the face of New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault. One more loss Wednesday night to the Los Angeles Kings and his squad gets the distinction of being swept in the Stanley Cup finals.

06/10/2014

Mike Richards #10 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates his goal on Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers with his linemates during the second period of Game Three of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden on June 9, 2014 in New York, New York. (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Kings Defeat Rangers 3-0 In Game 3, Take 3-0 Series Lead

The Los Angeles Kings are one win away from reclaiming the Stanley Cup.

06/09/2014

Marian Gaborik #12 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates his third period goal with teammate Drew Doughty #8 against the New York Rangers during Game Two of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Staples Center on June 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Gaborik, Kings Eager For Game 3 At MSG

Marian Gaborik played parts of four seasons with the New York Rangers, so he has a pretty good idea of what to expect when the Stanley Cup finals shifts to Madison Square Garden.

06/08/2014

Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings skates onto the ice before taking on the New York Rangers in Game Two of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Staples Center on June 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Kings’ Doughty Notices Fame Boost While Leading LA: ‘It’s Changed Drastically’

In a city overflowing with movie stars, television personalities, musicians and every other kind of celebrity imaginable, Drew Doughty enjoyed a degree of anonymity that other high-profile players in the NHL or any professional sports league could only dream of.

06/08/2014

2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game One

Kings-Rangers Stanley Cup Final Draws Highest Rating For Los Angeles For Game 1

Kickoff game of the between the New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings drew the second-largest game 1 overnight rating nationwide for a game one of the Stanley Cup Finals in NBC history.

06/05/2014

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CBS Local Sports’ 2014 Stanley Cup Final Predictions

It’s LA vs. NYC. It’s Quick vs. Lundqvist. It’s west coast vs. east coast and with that being said … let the games begin! Here are our predictions for what is sure to be an unforgettable and thrilling Cup Final.

06/04/2014

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Quick OK, Regehr Still Healing For LA Kings

Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick says he’s fine after taking a shot off his collarbone before the Stanley Cup finals opener.

06/03/2014

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New York Vs. LA Can Be As Big As It Gets: ‘It’s Great For Hockey’

Thirty three years after the Dodgers won a World Series against John and the Yankees, L.A. and New York finally meet again. This time it’s on the ice, with the teams from the country’s two biggest cities squaring off in the Stanley Cup final.

06/03/2014

Mats Zuccarello #36 of the New York Rangers skates with the puck against the Montreal Canadiens in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 19, 2014 in Montreal, Canada. (credit: Francois Laplante/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Rangers’ Zuccarello Puts Norwegian Hockey On The Map With Stanley Cup Debut

Zuccarello is only the seventh player from Norway to make it to the NHL, and he’s the first to make it to the Stanley Cup finals. Now, “Zucca” has Norwegians staying up late to watch New York Rangers games and checking the stats to see if he scored.

06/03/2014

Tyler Toffoli #73 of the Los Angeles Kings jumps on Alec Martinez #27 and teammates after Martinez scored the game winning goal against Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks in overtime 5 to 4 to win Game Seven of the Western Conference Final in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center on June 1, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (credit: Justin Heiman/Getty Images)

10 Things To Watch In Stanley Cup Finals

The Stanley Cup finals will be a coast-to-coast matchup featuring teams within the nation’s largest TV markets: New York and Los Angeles.

06/02/2014

Los Angeles Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti speaks at the 81st annual U.S. Conference of Mayors at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on June 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the conference addressing about 150 mayors from across the country on issues including the economy, immigration reform and gun violence. (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Garcetti Looks To Wager With New York Mayor For Stanley Cup: ‘I’m Coming After You, Bill’

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday promised a “doozy” of a hockey bet with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, with the LA Kings posed to take on the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup finals.

06/02/2014

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Capsule Of Stanley Cup Finals With Kings, Rangers

A capsule look at the Stanley Cup between the New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings.

06/02/2014

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers defends the net against the Montreal Canadiens during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Final in the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 29, 2014 in New York City. Rangers defeated the Canadiens 1-0. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Rangers Get Final Practice In Before Stanley Cup Game 1 Showdown In LA

If there wasn’t already enough pressure on Lundqvist, who has earned a .928 save percentage in the 2014 playoffs, to lead his team to its first championship since 1994, he is now part of the hype machine heading into Game 1 on Wednesday.

06/02/2014

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5 Things Blackhawks Fans Are Saying About Thrilling Game 7 Loss

Well, the stage for the Lord Stanley Cup Playoffs is set. The first puck will drop at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday where the Kings will take on the New York Rangers. As you might imagine there are dozens of ecstatic fans of both teams here at CBS Local Sports National headquarters. We do, however, have one resident hardcore Chicago Blackhawks fan; Field Operations Manager Stan Pillman who has a few things to say about last night’s loss. Here are the top five things Blackhawks fans are saying about last night’s thrilling Game 7 loss, according to Stan.

06/02/2014

Patrick Sharp #10 of the Chicago Blackhawks checks Willie Mitchell #33 of the Los Angeles Kings in the third period in Game Six of the Western Conference Final during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center on May 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Cup Final Spot Hinges On Game 7 Showdown For Kings, Blackhawks

A wild series between the two most recent champions will come to a close with one final act Sunday, a seventh game in Chicago to decide who will advance to the Stanley Cup finals.

05/31/2014

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