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Western Conference (NHL)

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  • Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf will miss Game 4 against Dallas Stars

    DALLAS -- Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf was scratched from the Game 4 lineup Wednesday with an upper-body injury, the team announced minutes before the 5 p.m. game. Getzlaf, with 31 goals and 56 assists during the season, has two goals and two assists in...
  • Ducks can't hold back surging Stars in 4-2 loss

    DALLAS — The captain is hurt, the goalie is shaken, old demons are at the door. The top-seeded Ducks are now in a three-game fight for survival against an energetic, upset-minded Dallas Stars team that roared back Wednesday for a 4-2 victory to...
  • Ducks' motivation is winning the division

    The way the Ducks tell it, their interest in beating the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday is rooted mostly in the perks of what accompanies winning the Pacific Division and not about avoiding a first-round playoff series against the Kings. “No one&...
  • Coach hedges, but Ducks' goalie John Gibson looks like starter

    With an opportunity to clinch a second consecutive Pacific Division championship by beating the San Jose Sharks tonight, Ducks’ 20-year-old rookie John Gibson was first off the ice at today’s morning skate. Throughout the season, with the...
  • Kings are in must-win situation heading into Game 4

    Kings are in must-win situation heading into Game 4
    The Kings are the only team in the Western Conference to be mired in a 3-0 playoff hole, which is why there was more talk Wednesday about 2010 than their 2012 Stanley Cup championship resume. There is something special about rallying from an 3-0...
  • Ducks' Ben Lovejoy turns Game 2 disappointment into resolve

    Ducks' Ben Lovejoy turns Game 2 disappointment into resolve
    The last time Ben Lovejoy made such a glaring miscue, he and the Ducks regrouped for a 21-1-2 roll. Now on the heels of another rare lapse, the defenseman and his teammates skated through one of their most determined practices Wednesday, emerging,...
  • Kings are cautious about playoff lead against Ducks

    Kings are cautious about playoff lead against Ducks
    This has been the year of the comeback in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Through Tuesday, there were 11 games in which the winning team had trailed by two goals or more, and there were three first-round series in which the eventual winner lost the first two...
  • Ducks aren't matching up well with Kings' top line

    Ducks aren't matching up well with Kings' top line
    If it was good enough to win the Pacific Division and gain the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs, then why aren't the Ducks using their shutdown line of Andrew Cogliano, Saku Koivu and Daniel Winnik in that role against the Kings? "That sounds...
  • Kings' Anze Kopitar is recognized for stellar play

    Kings' Anze Kopitar is recognized for stellar play
    Is this the year that Kings center Anze Kopitar solidifies his lofty position in the NHL in the view of people … outside of L.A.? That might sound a bit odd when talking about someone who led the NHL in playoff scoring in 2012 when the Kings...
  • Youngsters earn a place at the grown-ups' table in Kings-Ducks series

    It was late in the third period, when legs can tire and skates can turn sluggish. Just the right time for Tyler Toffoli to inject a little energy into the game. Hopping off the bench, the young Kings forward scrambled across center ice, tracking...
  • Ducks' situation gets tougher with Game 2 loss to Kings

    Ducks' situation gets tougher with Game 2 loss to Kings
    Corey Perry, opportunistic and crafty, saw the opening, took advantage and pulled off the trick against the Kings. Unfortunately, it had nothing to do with scoring. The Kings, by virtue of their 3-1 win against the Ducks on Monday night in Game 2 in...
  • Buss family faces crucial moment with the Lakers

    The six brothers and sisters, with a gap of 31 years from eldest to youngest, gathered in the winter near the first anniversary of their father's death to discuss some problems about the family business. It's also the city's treasured sports team —...