The Rangers have played the Kings twice in the playoffs, winning preliminary series in 1979 (en route to the Cup final) and in 1981, a series that included a wild bench-clearing brawl. Click here to see that video, described by Jim Gordon and Bill “Big Whistle” Chadwick.
FWIW, which is not much, the Rangers were 1-1 against the Kings this season, a 3-1 win in the second game of the season, in which Jonathan Quick gave up that 180-foot short-handed goal to Ryan McDonagh, and a 1-0 shutout loss to Ben Scrivens in the rematch at the Garden.
Alain Vigneault’s Canucks played the Kings twice in the postseason, a first-round win in 2010, and a first-round loss in 2012.
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