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Final: Kings 3, Rangers 0, Stanley Cup final, Game 3

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to faceoff …

Game 2: Los Angeles Kings vs. New York Rangers, Stanley Cup final

Series: Kings, 2-0

Time: 8:10 p.m.

Site: Madison Square Garden, New York

TV, radio: NBC Sports (national), SiriusXM

Here’s the official live summary.

Here are TribLIVE’s Penguins page and our Chipped Ice blog.

Author: Dejan Kovacevic

Dejan Kovacevic, a lifelong Pittsburgher, is an award-winning sports columnist for Trib Total Media covering the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Pitt and, recently, his fourth Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He also appears on WPXI-TV's 'Subway Final Word’ and hosts a weekly show on TribLIVE Radio. For 2011, he was named one of the country's top four columnists by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the country's top three columnists by the National Headliners. For 2013, he was named the state's top columnist by the Keystone Press Awards and top columnist in Western Pennsylvania by the Golden Quills.


  1. Eric Bowser says:

    Bylsma will be on NHL Network…. this should be interesting.

    Let’s see if Rangers can get a lead at home and keep it this time. First two games in series have been great hockey.

    Kings need to play better, really enjoy Kopitar’s approach… two star centers we all know could learn a thing or two by watching him.

  2. Eric Bowser says:

    NHL Network…. after Bylsma’s 20 minute segment, they follow up with ESPN’s Linda Cohen.

    I’m going to hurl, thankfully Kathryn Tappen is still on the tv.

  3. Wild Bill says:

    Maybe it came up on the blog already, but 30 years ago today the Pens drafted Mario.

    Not a bad call.

  4. radio wave says:

    Classy to have this blog for this Rangers fan. Kings set cup record by coming back from 2-0 to win three games in a row. Key toRangers win, Kings score first.

  5. chethejet1 says:

    I hope they ask him what adjustments the team behind after the first period needs to do. When he says they have to get to their game I will howl.

  6. Sarah says:

    He’ll say they need guys like Craig Adams to get to their game.

  7. Sarah says:

    Nut up or shut up time for the Rangers.

    But I think they blew their best chances already …..we’ll see.

  8. Eric Bowser says:

    I’ll enjoy watching Henrik dance around some more…. whining about a missed call.

    Go Kings Go!

  9. radio wave says:

    Ny media calling for Nash on pp.

  10. radio wave says:

    Almost happy about that. Williams unreal.

  11. radio wave says:

    That may be the cup winning goal.

  12. Jandy says:

    wow..that pretty much buries the Rangers, sorry radio

  13. radio wave says:

    Wondering where you went. And you’re right. No San Jose choke here.

  14. Andrew says:

    Hockey can be a cruel game, no luck for the Rangers, 3 goals on 13 shots, and Kings didn’t lead a minute of the previous two games.

  15. Naturally, the Pirates beat the Cubs tonight since the Cubs are still in last place in the NL Central despite their recent hot streak and they were bound to fall off eventually. And now, hopefully, the Bucs will do much better vs. Chicago than they dld vs. Milwaukee this past weekend.

  16. Jandy says:

    Hubby working odd hours this week,was taking care of things…

  17. hockeymonster says:

    LAK having no trouble dealing with NYR willingness to block shots. Seeing lots of high slot redirects. And they own the boards. And it looks like going with Quick over Miller was one of disco’s wisest moves. LAK feeling good about themselves moving the puck. NYR need to slow them down in NZ and try to counter…but good luck with that.

  18. radio wave says:

    What about Bylsma on tv?

  19. hockeymonster says:

    LAK nz recognition and forecheck discipline is really really good. Wasn’t too crazy about John Stevens but giving him a long look is starting to grow on me. They have excellent balance between aggressive forecheck and recognizing when to mind the NZ. This was always pretty true for LAK but their consistency is just as impressive as anything.

  20. Andrew says:

    The Kings have gone done 0-2 twice.

  21. hockeymonster says:

    I know.

  22. Andrew says:

    Solid write up on Rutherford over at Pensburgh, (I don’t have a SBnation account, I would get nothing done.)

    I would have just ignored Benica, that guy has the worst status quo bias I have ever seen.

  23. hockeymonster says:

    Hahaha. Thanks. (Only so much time in the day i guess.) :)

    I would’ve but didn’t want to be rude.

  24. hockeymonster says:

    To elaborate:

    NYR made plays with their speed then LAK outscored them from there. And SJ was up 3-0. Opposing coaches and players get paid too. How you respond is what matters. It took them 7 to get by chicago but fact they were up 3-1 was impressive too. And you can argue that other than doughty and voynov their speed on D isn’t all that great. Greene is savvy and physical. Mitchell can move well for a big guy but isn’t a burner. Muzzin gets it done but isn’t the smoothest skater. Martinez is similar to mitchell i suppose. But either way team D for LAK is impressive considering speed of NYR. And they pick their spots to attack well. They regroup with speed and numbers and know when to forecheck hard and when to defend NZ. I’ll take it.

  25. Andrew says:

    Kings are an incredibly talented team, their forward depth is absurd. They are better than the Rangers, I just hated the talk about Kings in three. Also hate how every two or three years, the Cup winning team is appointed at the new model, whether is the Three Center Model, the Blackhawks Model, or whatever the Kings model will be called. To win the Stanley Cup you need to be talented and well coached, but luck plays a role, and winning three straight OT games is just lucky.

    The Kings play some great possession hockey, I really like their forward support getting out of zone, but I want someone to figure out why they have terrible on ice shooting percentage year in and year out.

  26. hockeymonster says:

    My guess is their willingness to shoot from anywhere.

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