Rangers vs. Kings: Line-by-Line Breakdown for 2014 Stanley Cup Final

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Rangers vs. Kings: Line-by-Line Breakdown for 2014 Stanley Cup Final
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The 2014 Stanley Cup Final features two superficially similar teams that clawed their way through the postseason in dramatically different ways.

Both the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings are built, at least theoretically, on size, defensive play, depth throughout the lineup and goaltending.

The Rangers' formula hasn't changed from the regular season. The team still leans heavily on goaltender Henrik Lundqvist and a defence that limits how many shots he faces, and it counted on balanced scoring from all four lines to make it this far. 

The Kings, on the other hand, have seen their goaltender struggle and their defence corps decimated by injury. They have had to change and consequently arrive in the Final with a shockingly high-octane offence and a somewhat suspect defensive group (though, as always, head coach Darryl Sutter's group of forwards is as committed as any in the league). 

What do they look like head to head? Read on to go through the depth charts of each team and see how they stack up. 

 

Statistics courtesy of ExtraSkater.com or NHL.com unless otherwise noted. 

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