What's buzzing:

Kings 1, Rangers 0

The SportsXchange

NEW YORK -- The hottest goalie in the NHL right now is an undrafted 27-year-old from the Ivy League.

Ben Scrivens recorded his third shutout of the season and second straight, leading the Los Angeles Kings to a 1-0 win over the New York Rangers on Sunday night at Madison Square Garden.

Scrivens stopped 37 shots while improving to 4-1-1 on the season.

New York went 0-for-5 on the power play

Scrivens, who played 16 games for the Toronto Maple Leafs last season, has yet to play a home game this season. The Cornell graduate was thrust into the starting role when Jonathan Quick suffered a groin injury Tuesday against the Buffalo Sabres in the Kings' first game of a four-game road trip.

Scrivens blanked the New Jersey Devils 2-0 Friday night.

The Rangers (10-10-0) played their second game in as many nights. They blanked the Canadiens 1-0 in Montreal on Saturday night.

Tyler Toffoli gave the Kings the only goal they needed at 1:23 of the second period. The rookie center sent a bouncing shot from just inside the right point that went past Henrik Lundqvist, who was screened by his own defenseman Anton Stralman in front.

The goal was Toffoli's fourth of the season, all in the past five games.

The Rangers appeared to tie the game with just under three minutes to play. However, the officials ruled center Dominic Moore directed the puck into the net with his skate in a scrum in front of the net, so the goal was disallowed.

The Rangers weren't able to break through in the second period despite being on the power play for 5:10 straight, including two brief 5-on-3 advantages.

Scrivens was sharp in the first period, stopping 11 shots. Los Angeles didn't have many scoring chances in the opening period as the Rangers blocked nine shots, three by center Brian Boyle.

Lundqvist finished with 29 saves.

NOTES: Rangers F Rick Nash, out since Oct. 8 with a concussion, skated for the eighth straight day and with the team for the third time in as many days. He is aiming to return to the lineup Tuesday or Thursday. ... The Rangers held opponents to two or fewer goals in nine straight games from Oct. 24 to Nov. 7, allowing 1.54 goals per game while going 6-3. It was New York's longest such streak since Feb. 20 1971 through March 18, 1971. ... Kings G Ben Scrivens has stopped 86 of 88 shots the past three games. ... Los Angeles D Jake Muzzin and D Drew Doughty have a combined five goals and 15 assists. ... Rangers D Michael Del Zotto was a healthy scratch. He was replaced by D Justin Falk, who returned to the lineup Saturday against the Montreal Canadiens after not dressing in the previous 11 games.

Instantly join a new league.

League type:
Free Yahoo League
League size:
10 players
Draft time:
Sep 4 9:00 am
View Comments (1)