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It's in the stars for these Kings and Ducks

It's in the stars for these Kings and Ducks

Kings defenseman Drew Doughty and forward Jeff Carter can expect roaring ovations when they’re introduced at the NHL All-Star game on Jan. 29 at Staples Center. But Ducks center Ryan Kesler, widely despised for his get-under-your-skin tenacity, is anticipating a different reception.

“An amazing one, I bet,” he said, knowing fans won’t shelve their hostility even when he plays alongside Doughty and Carter on the Pacific Division team.

Carter — who ranks second in the NHL with 22 goals — Doughty, Kesler and Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler were among 40 All-Star selections announced Tuesday by the NHL. The four captains were determined by fan...

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