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Los Angeles Times

John Gibson, Ducks shut out Kings, 1-0

“The goal occurred after Kings defenseman Brayden McNabb couldn’t corral the puck at the end boards. Getzlaf grabbed it and made a saucer pass to a pinching Manson, who shot into an open right side of the net for his second goal this season and first since Dec.15.”

Three takeaways from the Ducks’ 1-0 shutout of the Kings

“Sutter indicated a change was needed, and it could be interpreted as a critique of Muzzin and Martinez, who are a minus-8 and minus-11, respectively, in their past six games. ‘We moved guys around,’ Sutter said. ‘Quite honest, we’ve got top defensemen that have had really tough times this season, so we split them up tonight.'”

OC Register

Josh Manson’s second-period goal is all Ducks need to beat Kings

“They’re not lighting up the scoreboard but the Ducks didn’t need to Sunday night. A focused, defensive-minded effort, another razor-sharp effort by John Gibson and a goal by Josh Manson was enough to give them a 1-0 win over the Kings at Honda Center.”

Miller: This Freeway Faceoff was as exciting as a rush-hour traffic jam

“As of this writing, the Ducks are in a playoff position and the Kings are just outside a wild-card spot, meaning both could advance to the postseason. As everyone knows, for a winter sport, hockey decides nothing until the spring anyway.”

SB Nation – Anaheim Calling

Ducks vs Kings RECAP: Beat LA

“A Ducks penalty would be of no harm as the Kings failed to register a shot on the power play. Perry would then lead the charge on a 3v2 as his rebound found its way to Getzlaf, who was shut down by Budaj.”

ESPN

Manson scores lone goal as Gibson, Ducks shut out Kings 1-0

“While the Kings were able to bring their heavy game in the first period despite playing the second game of a back-to-back, it was the Ducks’ forecheck that set up the only goal of an intense and physical game.”

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Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Muzzin was drafted in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, before signing to the Kings in 2010. He has since become the first Woodstock, Ontario professional athlete to win a major sports trophy.
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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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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.
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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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