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Ducks are fired up about playing the Kings
Ducks are fired up about playing the Kings

Needing a nudge out of the malaise that has seen the Ducks flounder through a 6-7-1 stretch since Jan. 29, the rival Kings provide a stimulus Friday when they come to Honda Center. "They certainly know how to play this time of year, so it'll be a good test for us," Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf said. On their way to the Stanley Cup last season, the Kings eliminated the Ducks in a seven-game Western Conference semifinal series. This season, the Pacific Division teams have battled to overtime and beyond each of the three times they've played, the first-place Ducks winning twice. With its double-digit points lead in the division, the Ducks have looked uninspired at times...