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Ducks take Round 1 against Kings, 6-5 in a shootout

Ducks take Round 1 against Kings, 6-5 in a shootout

The Kings and Ducks on Wednesday renewed the rivalry they built to new heights in last season's seven-game playoff series by taking their first matchup this season to a riveting shootout. The Ducks, on shootout goals by Ryan Kesler and Jakob Silfverberg and two saves by backup goalie Jason LaBarbera, won the battle, 6-5, at Honda Center. Anze Kopitar was denied on the final shot. “Figured I'd just kind of go old school and try and poke-check him,” LaBarbera said. “I probably threw him off, he shot a little bit quicker than he wanted to.” The game's frantic nature was summed up by the fact the teams combined for five third-period goals. Putting...

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