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In an effort to lighten the mood during the lockout, The New York Rangers Blog will be writing faux recaps for every Rangers game missed due to the work stoppage. Enjoy. Los Angeles, CA - With Vezina Trophy winner Henrik Lundqvist facing off against Conn Smyth Trophy winner Jonathan Quick it was no surprise that there wasn't a regulation goal scored during the Los Angeles Kings 1-0 shootout victory over the Rangers at the Staples Center in both teams' preseason finale. What was a surprise was how they arrived at that outcome. Because of a scheduling quirk, the Rangers and Kings will meet again at the Staples Center in four days to open the regular season. This oddity is something that did not sit well with Rangers head coach John Tortorella as he directed his players to stall with the puck in the defensive zone any time they had possession, in an attempt not to divulge any of their game plan for Friday night's season opener. The ensuing scene was very reminiscent o...
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