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Drew Doughty #8 and Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings
The age-old rivalry pitting west coast against east coast, L.A. versus New York, will spill onto the ice of Staples Center tonight.
Game one of the Stanley Cup finals has the Rangers which are in the finals for the first time in 20 years, and the very strong LA Kings which last won the cup in 2012. It took seven games for the Kings to beat the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night.
While heading into their second Stanley Cup finals appearance in the last three years means that the Kings have the experience -- and one of the league's best defenseman in 24-year-old Drew Doughty -- the Rangers have had a couple more days of rest, having defeated the Montreal Canadiens in just six games. The Rangers might also be hungrier; if they win, it'll be their first Stanley Cup trophy in two decades. Game one kicks off today at 5:00pm at the Staples Center.
Bob Miller, television play-by-play voice of the Los Angeles Kings