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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 sea... Read More

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LA Times Lisa Dillman: Ducks take fight out of Kings "The struggling Kings, who fell apart defensively in the second period, have not scored in three consecutive games, matching a dubious franchise mark, dating to January 1969." Helene Elliott: When Kings’ scoring woes will end is anybody’s guess... Read More

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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 sello... Read More

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LOS ANGELES TIMES Lance Pugmire: Ducks take late flight, beat Kings with four goals in third period "The Ducks are relishing the third period of late, and have now scored 13 final-period goals in the last five games." Lance Pugmire: What we learned about the Ducks in a 4-2 win over the King... Read More

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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: Frede... Read More

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LOS ANGELES TIMES Lisa Dillman: Jarret Stoll scores in overtime to lift Kings past Ducks, 3-2 "This was a franchise-record fifth consecutive overtime game for the Ducks." Lance Pugmire: Ducks deal with tough calls in loss to Kings "A goaltender interference penalty called against Ducks c... Read More

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LOS ANGELES TIMES Lance Pugmire: Ducks take Round 1 against Kings, 6-5 in a shootout "The Ducks' major offseason answer to the Kings' playoff loss, Kesler finished with two goals, an assist and the decisive shootout goal." Lisa Dillman: Takeaways from the Kings' 6-5 shootout loss to Ducks ... Read More

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LA REGISTER Eric Stephens: Magic Kingdom rules against the Ducks in Game 7 The first-ever postseason series between Southern California’s two NHL franchises seemed set on a dramatic finale to end a back-and-forth Western Conference semifinal. The Kings did away with that by running roughshod o... Read More

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LA TIMES Helene Elliott: Bruce Boudreau's gut instinct was on the mark in Ducks' win They won because of Gibson's athleticism and calmness, because they again dented the Kings' penalty killing — which continues to suffer without injured defensemen Willie Mitchell and Robyn Regehr—and because t... Read More
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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