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Sunday, November 17th (All times Eastern)

Los Angeles Kings (13-6-1) at New York Rangers (10-9-0), 7 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - Thanks to Ben Scrivens, the Los Angeles Kings have managed to extend their point streak despite losing the services of No. 1 netminder Jonathan Quick.

Scrivens will likely be called upon on Sunday night in an attempt to lead the Kings to a third straight victory when they visit the New York Rangers.

Quick suffered a Grade 2 groin strain late in Tuesday's shootout loss in Buffalo and could miss up to six weeks of action. In has stepped Scrivens, who stopped 23-of-25 shots faced in a triumph over the New York Islanders on Thursday before he notched a 26-save shutout the following night in a 2-0 decision over the New Jersey Devils.

Scrivens picked up his second shutout of the season and fourth of his career. Acquired as part of the trade that sent former Kings backup goaltender Jonathan Bernier to Toronto, the 27-year-old is 3-1-1 with a 1.51 goals against average in seven games this season, including four starts.

Dwight King had the deciding goal with just under seven minutes remaining in Friday's win, tipping a low shot by Jake Muzzin into the net.

"Dwight King plays a lot for our team," Kings head coach Darryl Sutter said. "He's a guy that can always go and stabilize the game for you."

Justin Williams also picked up an assist on the goal and Anze Kopitar added an empty-net tally as Los Angeles moved to 4-0-1 in its last five games. It wraps a four-game homestand tonight.

The Rangers finish up their set of back-to-back games tonight after snapping an eight-game slide in Montreal with a 1-0 triumph over the Canadiens on Saturday. Backup Cam Talbot made 22 saves for his first career shutout, with the rookie moving to 4-1-0 with a 1.58 GAA over his first five NHL starts.

Ryan Callahan's power-play goal in the second period gave New York its seventh victory in nine games. He deflected Brad Richards' shot on net for his sixth goal of the season.

"That's what we wanted to do, especially with back-to-back games," said Richards. "We tried to keep the pucks down, and below the goal line, trying not to turn them over while using our speed. We did a pretty good job overall."

New York now has a point in 99 straight regular-season games when leading after the second period, going 93-0-6 in that span.

Richards scored twice in the Rangers' 3-1 win over the Kings in Los Angeles on Oct. 7. It was New York's fourth victory in the past six meetings overall.

The Rangers have not hosted the Kings since Feb. 17, 2011 and have won two straight as the home team in this series. Los Angeles has just three wins and a tie in its last 15 trips to Madison Square Garden.

Henrik Lundqvist made 28 saves in the first meeting this season and is expected to start tonight. He is 3-3-1 with a 2.67 GAA lifetime against the Kings.

Scrivens has never faced the Rangers, with Quick having started the Oct. 7 loss.

11/17 10:40:37 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
UWGB 66
ECU 49
4th
CHA 80
LAC 88
 
4th
CHA 80
LAC 88
 
4th
CLE 95
ORL 64
 
4th
PHI 88
POR 100
 
3rd
TOR 67
PHO 58
 
2nd
HOU 46
NYK 38
 
1st
DAL 22
IND 23
 
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UTA
CHI
Final
UWGB 66
ECU 49
Final
WEBER 59
NEV 56
Final
FRES 52
EVAN 58
Final
KYST 88
PURD 79
Final
LSU 61
CLEM 64
Final
ALCOR 95
DILL 73
 
Final
CHIST 46
UGST 69
Final
DET 69
MDES 55
 
Final
ARZ 72
MIZZ 53
 
Final
INDST 61
PEAY 57
 
Final
FLGC 58
MAR 43
 
Final
LALAF 52
UWMIL 56
 
Final
ODU 58
GWEBB 46
 
Final
MD 78
ARST 73
 
Final
TOL 92
BUCK 65
 
Final
JMU 77
COL 71
 
2nd
WINT 61
ETST 61
 
2nd
GSOUT 74
FIU 70
 
Final
BST 88
GRAM 46
 
2nd
APP 72
HAMP 62
 
Final
MAST 89
JVU 71
 
Final
XAV 89
MURST 62
 
2nd
WAKE 70
NICST 42
 
2nd
MSU 77
SCU 47
 
Final
LOU 87
SAV 26
 
Final
TENT 81
SELA 62
 
2nd
VCU 51
VILL 71
 
1st OT
OU 70
WCU 74
 
2nd
IND 57
EWASH 52
 
Half
ILL 31
BRO 35
 
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MSST 29
CLAYST 18
 
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BEL 41
LIP 27
 
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TCU 60
MVSU 20
 
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IOWA 35
PEPP 30
 
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MEM 38
PVU 23
 
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KU 51
RIDE 22
 
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BAY 33
STEPH 22
 
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INCWORD 51
A 34
 
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USF 21
HAW 17
 
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OKST 9
ORST 16
 
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WYO
FAM
 
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MARQ
YALE
 
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PITT
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SHU
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STET
 
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ALA
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SIUE
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BYU
3rd
NYI 0
PHI 0
 
2nd Intermission
BOS 2
PIT 2
 
2nd
FLA 1
MIN 2
 
2nd
DET 2
OTT 1
 
3rd
BUF 24
NYJ 3
 
1st
NOS 0
BAL 7