It's no secret that Western Conference teams have had the upper hand against their Eastern Conference counterparts. But regular-season stats will not have much of a bearing, if any, in this final push for the Stanley Cup.
The Rangers have earned the right to battle for Lord Stanley's Cup and should make no apologies for playing in the weaker conference.
The Kings are well-coached, talented, heavy, fast and feature several Stanley Cup winners.
While the Rangers are obvious underdogs, here are some keys to beating the Los Angeles Kings in what should be an intriguing series.