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Ducks adjust lines for season's first meeting with Kings
Ducks adjust lines for season's first meeting with Kings

Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau says he doesn’t set his team’s lines based on the opponent. Yet, in Anaheim’s first meeting with the Kings Wednesday night since being eliminated in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals in May, the coach created an especially physical fourth line and added some extra speed to the first. In addition to putting Long Beach’s Emerson Etem on the first line at Wednesday’s morning skate, the Ducks had penalty minutes leader Tim Jackman matched with gritty center Nate Thompson and imposing forward Patrick Maroon on the fourth. “All big bodies, can all hit and play physical and can definitely wear down the opposition,”...

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