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.
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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