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Ducks add scoring punch ahead of Kings clash

Ducks add scoring punch ahead of Kings clash

If Saturday’s Ducks-Kings matchup was a neighborhood pickup game, the Ducks just brought in a ringer, er, winger.

A quiet trade front was shaken Friday when the Ducks acquired right wing Patrick Eaves of the Dallas Stars to address their need for a scoring forward, while the Kings continued to search for similar help before Wednesday’s deadline.

In exchange for Eaves, the Ducks sent the Stars a conditional 2017 second-round draft pick, originally acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Frederik Andersen trade. The selection would turn into a first-round pick if the Ducks advance to the Western Conference final and if Eaves plays in at least half of Anaheim’s...