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LA Kings Regular-Season Preview: Game 70 vs. NY Rangers

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Los Angeles Kings 2015-16 Regular Season:
Game 70 vs. NY Rangers, March 17, 2016, 7:30pm PST

After a two-game road trip that saw them outscore their opponents 10-2, the Los Angeles Kings return home to host the 40-23-7 New York Rangers in what will be the second and final meeting between the two clubs this season.

The Kings and Rangers met in the Big Apple on Feb. 12 where the silver-and-black rebounded from surrendering a two-goal lead to win 5-4 in overtime. The win gave netminder Peter Budaj his lone win in his lone NHL game this season. Tanner Pearson scored the winner that night but Anze Kopitar, who netted a hat-trick, was the star on Broadway.

This time, the Rangers will be coming off short rest as they defeated the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 on Wednesday night, propelled by a 22-save performance by Antti Raanta and a two-goal showing from Kevin Klein. With Raanta in goal on Wednesday, expect Henrik Lundqvist to get the nod in goal on Thursday at STAPLES Center.

After Jhonas Enroth made 24 saves for the win in Dallas on Tuesday, expect Jonathan Quick to be back in goal for Los Angeles on Thursday.

It is a 2014 Stanley Cup Final rematch and it should be an exciting one.

Enjoy the game!

About Ryan Cowley

Ryan Cowley has been writing about the Los Angeles Kings since 2009, beginning as the head writer and editor of Make Way for the Kings since its inception. Until the summer of 2015, Make Way was run by the FanvsFan Network (www.makewayforthekings.com) but has since become independent at its new address: www.makewayforthekings.net Ryan is an NHL-accredited writer who has covered such events as the Stanley Cup Final and Stadium Series. He is also a graduate of Comedy Writing & Performance from Humber College in Toronto, Ontario.

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