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LOS ANGELES TIMES

Lance Pugmire: What we learned from the Ducks’ 3-2 shootout win over the Kings

“With his tying third-period goal, Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen gave Anaheim a five-game streak of scoring a power-play goal for the first time since Nov. 25-Dec. 4, 2011.”

Lance Pugmire: Frederik Andersen shows staying power in goal for Ducks

“Andersen’s 2.30 goals-against average and .917 saves percentage fall outside the NHL top 10, but he has a knack for what Boudreau likes most: making the stop that counts the most.”

Lisa Dillman: Ducks wind up spoiling Kings’ party in a shootout

“Anaheim has been the master of tightrope hockey, going 21-0-6 in one-goal games heading into Saturday night.”

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Eric Stephens: Final: Ducks 3, Kings 2 (SO)

“The best seems to come out in the reigning Stanley Cup champions in a rivalry that’s on its way to becoming a Southern California blood feud.”

Rich Hammond: Rival goalies have varying degrees of success

“Andersen (26 saves) and Quick (29 saves) both got beat on goals that deflected off teammates.”

Jeff Miller: Ducks look good, but will it last?

“I double-checked Saturday just to be certain. Yeah, the NHL says that, despite everything else tilting in the Ducks’ favor, the Kings still eliminated them when it really mattered.”

SB Nation – ANAHEIM CALLING

Lizbrownstein: Andersen Backstops Ducks To 3-2 Shootout Win Over Kings

“The 11 shots from the Kings in the third period and overtime were all met by a confident and perfectly positioned Anaheim netminder, who was really on his game most of the night.”

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

Bio

Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.
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Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.
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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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