New York Rangers Analysis: King Henrik reigns as Rangers down Kings

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NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 15: Rick Nash

The New York Rangers got a big win over one of the best teams in the Western Conference, the Los Angeles Kings. Thanks to fantastic goaltending from Henrik Lundqvist and a late goal from Rick Nash, the Rangers walked away with a big two points.

The Rangers got a much-needed win Friday night. Coming off back-to-back losses against the Dallas Stars and Ottawa Senators, they were reeling and losing ground in the Metropolitan division.

The Los Angeles Kings are a formidable opponent, and a good measuring stick for the Rangers. After sleepwalking through their previous two games, a strong showing against the Kings was encouraging.

The Rangers led after one courtesy of a Chris Kreider power play goal. In the second the Rangers and kings both scored, making the score 2-1 going into the third. The Rangers, like they have a bad habit of doing, were trapped in their own end with a lead in the third period.  This led to a goal against, but the Rangers got a J.T Miller empty net goal to sure things up.

The Rangers got  two crucial points tonight, and have a quick turnaround playing the Bruins in Boston Saturday.

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