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Rangers continue trip through California with Kings

NY Rangers (21-11-2) at Los Angeles (13-12-5), 10:30 pm EST

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- Thanks to Nigel Dawes, the New York

Rangers enjoyed their first stop in the "Golden State."

The Rangers will aim for their third consecutive victory when

they continue their three-game road trip through California

against the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday.

Dawes used a great individual effort to snap a tie with 3:16

remaining in the third period Tuesday as New York posted a 3-1

triumph over the Anaheim Ducks.

With the score knotted at 1-1, Dawes intercepted an outlet pass

by Anaheim defenseman Kent Huskins, skated around blue-liner

Chris Pronger in the right circle and fired a quick wrist shot

that trickled between Jonas Hiller's pads.

Captain Chris Drury and Nikolai Zherdev also scored and Henrik

Lundqvist made 19 saves for the Rangers, who won in regulation

for the first time since November 24. New York has gone 6-4-0

over that 10-game stretch.

The Kings failed to win their third straight contest Monday,

falling to the San Jose Sharks, 3-2, in a shootout. Teddy

Purcell scored a goal and set up another for Los Angeles, which

is concluding a four-game homestand.

After finishing the 2007-08 season with the worst record in the

Western Conference, the Kings are currently in a three-way tie

for ninth.

Los Angeles is 3-1-2 in its last six games.


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