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Kings poised to sweep Rangers in Stanley Cup

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Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick blocks a shot by New York Rangers right wing Mats Zuccarello (36) as Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell (33) helps defend in the second period during Game 3 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals on Monday in New York.

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NEW YORK — The gravity of the situation was etched on the face of New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault. One more loss Wednesday night to the Los Angeles Kings and his squad gets the distinction of being swept in the Stanley Cup finals.
No team has been swept in the finals since Detroit did it to Washington in 1998, completing a run of four straight Stanley Cup sweeps. So while the Kings are trying to close out the series, New York’s focus is strictly on moving past disappointment and getting back to LA for Game 5.
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