The New York Rangers face the Los Angeles Kings in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Finals beginning on Wednesday night in California. Here's a preview of the series that will decide which team wins the NHL championship:
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 Thursday's Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals against Montreal.
Brad Richards and Dominic Moore scored second-period goals, and Henrik Lundqvist made 24 saves as the New York Rangers pushed the Philadelphia Flyers to the brink of elimination with a 4-2 victory in Game 5 on Sunday.
Montreal can finish off Tampa Bay in first-round Stanley Cup playoff action tonight. The Canadiens won the first three games of the best-of-seven series by scores of 5-4, 4-1 and 3-2. This evening's game is being played on the Canadiens home-ice. If the Lightning were to win tonight's game, the fifth game would be played Thursday in Tampa.