Brandon Sutter

NHL playoff previews

NHL playoff previews

The Kings, Wild and New York Rangers needed a Game 7 to win their respective first-round series, and Minnesota had to go to overtime.

Will the drama continue in the conference semifinals?

Western Conference

1. DUCKS

(Round 1: defeated Dallas, 4-2)

vs. 3. KINGS

(Round 1; defeated San Jose, 4-3)

Playoff power play: Ducks 26.9% (fourth); Kings 25% (sixth).

Playoff penalty killing: Ducks 89.7% (fourth); Kings 87.5% (sixth).

Leading scorers: Ducks, Ryan Getzlaf 3-4—7; Kings, Anze Kopitar 4-6—10.

Outlook: The Ducks...

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