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  • Ducks defeat Kings to even series

    Ducks defeat Kings to even series
    Winger Devante Smith-Pelly and center Ryan Getzlaf scored goals, goaltender John Gibson made 28 saves and the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Los Angeles Kings 2-0 on Saturday night. Anaheim tied the Western Conference playoff series at two wins each, with a...
  • No place like home (to lose) in this series

    No place like home (to lose) in this series
    The Ducks and Kings continue to make hay in each other's barn. There may be no rhyme or reason, but the Ducks' 2-0 victory Saturday at Staples Center in Game 4 left the visiting teams undefeated in the Western Conference semifinals. The Kings got away...
  • Ducks' Devante Smith-Pelly is embracing hockey's biggest games

    Ducks' Devante Smith-Pelly is embracing hockey's biggest games
    Devante Smith-Pelly's unexpected production after arriving from the minor leagues has pushed the Ducks to two wins from the Western Conference finals. The 21-year-old forward finds himself on the first line with Anaheim stars Corey Perry and Ryan...
  • No subterfuge this time: John Gibson to start for Ducks

    No subterfuge this time: John Gibson to start for Ducks
    There'll be no hand-wringing or morning-skate shenanigans this time. That 28-save shutout by 20-year-old rookie John Gibson to tie the Western Conference semifinal playoff series against the Kings at two games apiece has earned the Ducks goaltender a...
  • It's rook takes Kings as Ducks win, 2-0, to even series

    It's rook takes Kings as Ducks win, 2-0, to even series
    Bold decision, brave play. Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau put 20-year-old goalie John Gibson in net for his NHL playoff debut Saturday night, an ultimate test of the elite prospect's poise with his team on the road, trailing the Kings in the Western...
  • Kings prepared to talk the talk in Game 5 vs. Ducks

    Kings prepared to talk the talk in Game 5 vs. Ducks
    Facing the game that can put them within one victory of a berth in the Western Conference final or push them within one loss of an early vacation, the Kings will have plenty to say to each other before they take the ice to face the Ducks at Honda Center...
  • Ducks defeat Kings, 4-3, in Game 5 to take series lead

    Ducks defeat Kings, 4-3, in Game 5 to take series lead
    The Ducks are one victory from advancing to the Western Conference finals. The Kings are one loss from elimination. Both those scenarios could play out when the two teams play Game 6 at Staples Center on Wednesday. The Ducks gritted out a 4-3...
  • Kings are in familiar spot going into Game 6

    Kings are in familiar spot going into Game 6
    The Kings fended off elimination four times in their first-round playoff series against San Jose, sticking together when it would have been easy to fracture, playing an ever-tighter defensive game that complemented Jonathan Quick's confident goaltending...
  • Ducks' 4-3 win over Kings in Game 5 marks the dawn of a new ice edge

    Ducks' 4-3 win over Kings in Game 5 marks the dawn of a new ice edge
    John Gibson made it sound so simple. "We knew they were capable of coming back. We just had to get the job done and find a way," the Ducks' rookie goalie said after his team stood up to a final, furious Kings rally Monday night at Honda Center. The...
  • Devante Smith-Pelly provides Ducks with more big moments

     Devante Smith-Pelly provides Ducks with more big moments
    The Ducks' Devante Smith-Pelly appears to be wise well beyond his 21 years. Or he just knows what he's doing. Or both. Smith-Pelly has spent the past month providing big goals at big moments. That continued Monday in the Ducks' 4-3 victory over the...
  • Hawks brace for fight of their season in Game 6

    Hawks brace for fight of their season in Game 6
    The Blackhawks have the Wild right where they want them — which leads the defending Stanley Cup champions to believe they're about to face the fight of their season. "You don't want to have a hockey player backed into a corner," Hawks defenseman...
  • Dean Lombardi hopes Kings can find their consistency on time

    Dean Lombardi hopes Kings can find their consistency on time
    Only a few players and the assistant coaches were on the ice Tuesday morning as a somber Dean Lombardi watched at rinkside. Most of the Kings had taken part in a meeting and left their chilly El Segundo practice facility for the sizzling temperatures...