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Dan Boyle leads New York Rangers past Los Angeles Kings 4-3 in Stanley Cup finals rematch

  • New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein, second from right, celebrates his goal with teammates right wing Jesper Fast, left, of Sweden, right wing Kevin Hayes, center, and defenseman John Moore, right, as Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll skates in the background during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    New York Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein, second from right, celebrates his goal with teammates right wing Jesper Fast, left, of Sweden, right wing Kevin Hayes, center, and defenseman John Moore, right, as Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll skates in the background during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick stops a shot during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick stops a shot during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Rangers goalie Cam Talbot watches a puck go over his head during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    New York Rangers goalie Cam Talbot watches a puck go over his head during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

Dan Boyle had a goal and an assist, Cam Talbot made 28 saves and the New York Rangers held off the Los Angeles Kings for a 4-3 victory Thursday night in a rematch of last year's Stanley Cup finals.

Kevin Klein, Lee Stempniak and Martin St. Louis scored in a 5:46 span of the second period for the Rangers, who erased an early two-goal deficit and completed a Southern California sweep with their 12th win in 13 games overall.

Justin Williams scored two goals for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who returned from a four-day break with an inconsistent defensive effort.

Jonathan Quick stopped 22 shots, but his teammates struggled to keep up with the Rangers' speed and precision for parts of Los Angeles' fourth loss in five games.