The Los Angeles Kings are hoping to put an emphatic end to the NHL season tonight in New York.  

It's possible the Kings could become the first team to sweep a Stanley Cup Finals since 1998.

Should LA pull it off, it would be a crowning end to a remarkable post-season that saw the Kings fall into an 0-3 hole against San Jose in the first round, then become the fourth team to overcome that deficit in NHL history.  

And that could be a bit of motivation for the Rangers who have been taken to the brink of elimination with two overtime losses and a shutout loss in Game 3 despite outshooting the Kings 32-15. 

New York has never come back to win a series it trailed 3-0, but the Rangers rallied to knock out Pittsburgh in the second round this year after trailing 3-1. 

-- The Associated Press