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