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Ryan Kesler continues to deliver for the Ducks; scores winner against Kings
Ryan Kesler continues to deliver for the Ducks; scores winner against Kings

This was why the Ducks were so eager to acquire Ryan Kesler from Vancouver last season and pursued him again in June: to win games like their 3-2 overtime decision over the Kings on Wednesday and the other four games they won from the Kings in the rivals' season series. Taking advantage of a mistake by the Kings during their defensive coverage, Kesler curled out from behind the net, skated unchecked toward the slot and rifled a shot past goaltender Jonathan Quick only 45 seconds into sudden-death play at Honda Center. It was the 200th goal of his NHL career but, more importantly to the Ducks, his fifth goal and seventh point in five games against the Kings, whose seven-game playoff...

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