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Ducks vs. Kings: A first look at upcoming playoff series
Ducks vs. Kings: A first look at upcoming playoff series

The first playoff series between the rivals comes after the Ducks were 4-0-1 against the Kings, losing only in a nine-round shootout Dec. 3 at Honda Center. The Ducks, the Western Conference's top-seeded team, claimed a pair of 2-1 regulation wins and an April 12 shootout victory at Staples Center when both teams had clinched a playoff position. The most lopsided victory was the 3-0 win Jan. 25 at Dodger Stadium, when Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller made 36 saves. Now the Kings are riding the momentum of their rally from a 3-0 series hole against San Jose and the Ducks have rested since Sunday after their first playoff series win since 2009. Ducks offense vs. Kings defense The Ducks'...

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