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Youngsters earn a place at the grown-ups' table in Kings-Ducks series
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 down an opposing Duck and slamming him against the boards. Then he hurried back on defense and corralled a loose puck to start the breakout. "I'm just doing whatever it takes," he said. "Trying to swing some momentum our way with hard work." So far in the Western Conference semifinals — which resume with Game 3 at Staples Center on Thursday — the Kings and Ducks have looked to veterans such as Anze Kopitar...

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