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Ducks wind up spoiling Kings' party in a shootout
Ducks wind up spoiling Kings' party in a shootout

The Kings and Ducks could have honored Hall of Fame defenseman Rob Blake with a series of unrelenting open-ice hip checks. What better way to pay homage to Blake, who had his No. 4 Kings jersey retired Saturday night at Staples Center. It was an efficient, classy pregame ceremony, punctuated by Blake bringing over his longtime, stay-at-home defensive partner Mattias Norstrom to join Blake and his family when the jersey was raised. However, they found another way. It was such a special evening that the Kings and Ducks did their very best to prolong it, and then some, playing late into the night before Anaheim finally won it, 3-2, via the shootout. Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg was the...

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