According to Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times, the Kings are nearly 2-1 favorites in Las Vegas to take home the big prize.
All year long, we've heard proclamations of the superiority of the Western Conference, but as the Final begins, the playing field is level. The Kings and the Rangers have each won 12 of the 16 games required. The first team to win four more will hoist the Stanley Cup.
The Kings are a formidable foe, but like all teams, they have their weaknesses. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault sounded like a man with a plan at media day at Staples Center on Tuesday.
"The experts probably favor the L.A. Kings quite a bit," he said, per Andrew Gross of NorthJersey.com. "That’s not going to change our approach, what we think we need to do. We know we have to play a certain way. There’s a couple areas that we think we can do real well on the ice. That’s what we’re going to try and do starting tomorrow."
Here's a game plan for the Rangers to exploit those weaknesses and prove the pundits wrong...because it's the Cup.