Kings One Game Away From Stanley Cup Title After 3-0 Win Over Rangers

Say goodbye to those loose, high-scoring, defense-challenged impostors. That particular Kings team living on the brink, the playoff edge, needing overtime in three straight games.

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Kings forward Jeff Carter, top center, celebrates with teammate Dwight King after scoring on New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist with less than a second left in the first period of the Kings’ 3-0 win in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

They were such fun to have around.

That gut-wrenching version of the Kings vanished abruptly in Game 3, and now the New York Rangers are one game away from exiting the Stanley Cup Final. The Kings established a stranglehold on the series, beating the Rangers, 3-0, on Monday night at Madison Square Garden.

For Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, who faced 32 shots, it was his second shutout of this postseason, marking his first game as an NHL player at the Garden. His other shutout came in Game 5 against the San Jose Sharks in the first round.

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