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Kings beat Rangers in double overtime to win Stanley Cup

They had to win this way, in this fashion. Another comeback. Another overtime. Another unforgettable, unimaginable mettle-testing, character-revealing victory.


Kings one win away from Stanley Cup after blanking Rangers


NEW YORK — Maybe it all would have been different had Dwight King not planted himself in Henrik Lundqvist’s crease (and on Lundqvist’s shoulder) and scored the game-turning goal Saturday night in Los Angeles. Maybe the New York Rangers would have held on to win …

Kings rally again, beat Rangers in double overtime for 2-0 lead


LOS ANGELES — The Stanley Cup champion was crowned a week ago at the United Center, if you’re to believe everything you’ve read and everything you saw on TV. When Alec Martinez’s shot fluttered through Nick Leddy’s sweater and past Corey Crawford, the NHL season …

Rangers headed to Stanley Cup Final, finish Canadiens in 6


NEW YORK — Dominic Moore scored in the second period, Henrik Lundqvist bounced back from his worst performance in the playoffs and the New York Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 on Thursday night to advance to the Stanley Cup finals. The Rangers are in …

Rangers’ Daniel Carcillo suspended for abusing ref

The NHL has given New York Rangers forward Daniel Carcillo an automatic 10-game suspension after he was ejected for physical abuse of officials during the first period of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Rangers upend Canadiens 3-1, take 2-0 series lead


MONTREAL — Henrik Lundqvist made 40 saves and Martin St. Louis scored in the second period and the New York Rangers earned a 3-1 victory over the Carey Price-less Montreal Canadiens on Monday.

The Rangers lead the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final 2-0 heading back to …

Martin St. Louis’ goal starts Rangers’ rout of Canadiens


MONTREAL — Martin St. Louis and the New York Rangers had a reason to smile in the midst of a weekend of sadness. St. Louis, who attended his mother’s wake Friday and will attend her funeral with his teammates Sunday, scored the first goal of …

Kings blitz Ducks, earn shot at Hawks


Justin Williams, Jeff Carter and Mike Richards scored in an overwhelming first period, and the Los Angeles Kings advanced to their third consecutive Western Conference finals with a 6-2 victory Friday against the Anaheim Ducks in Game 7 of their second-round series.

Canadiens top Bruins in Game 7, will meet Rangers in Conference final


BOSTON — Carey Price stopped 29 shots to help Montreal beat the Boston Bruins 3-1 in Game 7 on Wednesday night and put the Canadiens in the Eastern Conference finals. Montreal will play the New York Rangers for a spot in the Stanley Cup finals. …

Lightning’s Ryan Malone arrested, charged with DUI, cocaine possession


TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ryan Malone was charged Saturday with DUI and possession of cocaine after a traffic stop, police said. An officer saw Malone’s SUV strike a curb after making a left turn from the center lane early Saturday, said …

Pick-up six: Blackhawks want to close out series Sunday


For all their skill, depth, all-star talent and championship pedigree, the Blackhawks are not a team known for a knockout punch in the postseason. Even with a big left hook, the team somehow always ends up winning on points. The defending Stanley Cup champions already …

U.S. hockey team beats Russia 3-2


SOCHI, Russia — In the beginning, it was a rematch of one of the greatest games ever played, a rivalry of epic proportions, the Cold War somehow reborn on ice. In the end, it was just two points in pool play, an appetizer, a mere harbinger of things to come. In between? The United States’ 3-2 shootout victory over Russia on Saturday afternoon was a hockey game. A riveting, unbelievable and unforgettable hockey game between two of the most talent-laden rosters in the world.

U.S. Cellular Field on NHL’s radar


With regards to Los Angeles and New York, Chicago always was an undeniable option to cap the NHL’s unprecedented run of outdoor games in the United States.

Oilers’ Ben Scrivens sets NHL shutout record with 59 saves


EDMONTON — Ben Scrivens set an NHL record for saves in a regular-season shutout with 59 in a spectacular performance that helped the Edmonton Oilers beat the San Jose Sharks 3-0 Wednesday night. Scrivens topped the previous mark set by Phoenix’s Mike Smith, who stopped …

Kings, Ducks say Dodger Stadium is ready


LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings stepped out of the home dugout and filed onto the fresh sheet of ice. Instead of a roof over their heads, helicopters hovered in the cloudy sky above Chavez Ravine. Dodger Stadium isn’t a field of dreams for …

CHAD: NHL has its problems


I already have broken the only New Year’s resolution I made: Respect the NHL. Heck, I broke it less than 24 hours into the New Year while watching the Winter Classic go to a shootout. Shootout? What is this, an arcade game? OK, let’s review …