7 months later the Rangers returned to prove they are ready to move on by taking down Kings 4-3. Dan Boyle had a goal and an assist, Cam Talbot made 28 saves in the win for New York. Kevin Klein, Lee Stempniak and Martin St. Louis scored in a span of 5:46 in the 2nd period. Stempniak's goal was his first in 12 games since November 29th.
The Rangers erased an early 2-goal deficit, after trailing 2-0 early in the 1st period. They completed a tough South California sweep, including a win over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday. The Rangers have won 12 of 13 overall.Talbot has started just 2 of those games due to a rocky stretch in his season.
Derick Brassard had 2 assists for a Rangers team that is on it's best streak of regular season success in 2 decades. After a late goal for Justin Williams, Talbot was able to hold off the Kings on a 6-on-4 advantage in the final 35.9 seconds for the victory.
Tanner Parson scored to break an 11-game goal drought for himself since December 11th, while Williams finished with 2 goals on the night. Jonathan Quick stopped 22 shots on a night where the Kings looked inconsistent following a 4-day break. Los Angeles has now lost 4 of their last 5 games.
The Rangers now sit a 23-11-4 on the season, as they continue their west coast trip, visiting the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night. Meanwhile, the Kings fall to 19-13-9 on the season, and will host the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday.