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LA TIMES

Lance Pugmire: Ducks put away Kings quickly in overtime, 3-2

“The game fulfilled the expected seriousness given the Kings’ desperation and the Ducks’ push to earn a second consecutive Western Conference No. 1 seeding as the teams engaged in a physical battle that entertained the sellout crowd.”

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

“Yet, rallying for an NHL-best 12th come-from-behind win when trailing after two periods, while knowing the Kings were far more desperate to win than the NHL points leader, undoubtedly provides some comfort.”

Helene Elliott: Ryan Kesler continues to deliver for the Ducks; scores winner against Kings

“Every game they play against the Kings is emotional and has a playoff-like tension, even when they meet in October or January. He has risen to the occasion every time.”

OC REGISTER

Eric Stephens: Kesler’s goal in OT lifts Ducks over Kings

“The Kings were able to protect a 1-0 lead behind Quick on Monday against Arizona. But they couldn’t hold off the Ducks, who managed to jump back into the NHL points lead with 97.”

PUCK DADDY

Josh Cooper: Kings’ playoff worth still questionable after OT loss to Ducks

“Does Los Angeles not have the magic mojo that has propelled it to two of the last three Stanley Cups? It’s one game in mid-March. And with this team, we won’t know until the playoffs – maybe.”

SB Nation – ANAHEIM CALLING

EricTheHawk: Mr. Rivalry Seals Ducks 3-2 Overtime Win Over LA In Final Regular Season Meeting

“While two of the wins came in shootouts and this one came in overtime, this season series performance feels and is statistically backed as much better than last season.”

SB Nation – JEWELS FROM THE CROWN

Eric K.: Recap: LA (Momentarily) Overcomes Anaheim’s Late-Game Magic

“Why do we even bother watching the first two periods of games between the Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks at this point?”