NEW YORK – Sometimes one is all it takes. It doesn’t happen a lot, but with the way the goaltenders played tonight, one goal was all that was needed to win, and that’s what the Los Angeles Kings did over the New York Rangers.
Rookie Tyler Toffoli was the lone man to get the puck to the back of the net. Toffoli received a pass from Mike Richards and shooting from an awkward angle spun around and snapped a shot past the goalie and in to the back of the net.
The puck beat Henrik Lundvist, which seemed to be the only mistake either goaltender all night. The Swedish goalie saved 29 of the 30 shots he faced, which would be a spectacular night if it weren’t for the opposing netminder.
Ben Scrivens was just a prospect for the Toronto Maple Leafs last season. Now, he’s making his way in to one of the best backup goaltenders in the National Hockey League. Scrivens saved all 37 shots he saw, including 11 on the powerplay. Scrivens is currently the full time man with the usual suspect, Jonathan Quick, out with a groin injury.
Final from Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York:
Kings, 1 Rangers, 0
Three Stars of the Game:
1. Ben Scrivens, Los Angeles (37 Saves)
2. Henrik Lundqvist, New York (29 Saves)
3. Tyler Toffoli, Los Angeles (Goal, 3 Shots)
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