for this game

Jagr tries to stay on top of scoring race vs. Kings

Oct 30, 2006 - 3:58 PM NY Rangers (5-5-0) at Los Angeles (3-8-2) 10:30 pm EST

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- Jaromir Jagr is back in familiar territory and the New York Rangers could not be happier.

The league's leading scorer, Jagr looks to add to his totals Monday when the Rangers continue their four-game road trip against the Los Angeles Kings in their lone meeting of the season.

A five-time Art Ross Trophy winner, Jagr led the league for much of last season before being overtaken by San Jose's Joe Thornton in the final days of the campaign. He finished with 54 goals and 69 assists for the Rangers in 2005-2006.

Jagr netted his 594th career goal - his third of the season - and added three assists and Brendan Shanahan added his ninth tally to lead the Rangers in Saturday's 7-3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes.

The 34-year-old Jagr, who also tops the league with 15 assists, has 18 points to lead Atlanta's Marian Hossa and Buffalo's Maxim Afinogenov by one.

After winning two of their first three games to open the season, the Kings have dropped nine of their last 10, including five in a row. Only the Coyotes have more defeats (nine) than Los Angeles.

Tom Kostopoulos scored his second goal of the season and Rob Blake added his first for the Kings, who concluded a four-game road trip with Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Dallas Stars.

The teams have not met since the Rangers posted a 3-2 victory over the Kings on December 30, 2003.

No one has shouted yet.
Be the first!