L.A. Now
Zach Parise
NHL playoff previews
NHL playoff previews

The Kings, Wild and New York Rangers needed a Game 7 to win their respective first-round series, and Minnesota had to go to overtime. Will the drama continue in the conference semifinals? Western Conference 1. DUCKS (Round 1: defeated Dallas, 4-2) vs. 3. KINGS (Round 1; defeated San Jose, 4-3) Playoff power play: Ducks 26.9% (fourth); Kings 25% (sixth). Playoff penalty killing: Ducks 89.7% (fourth); Kings 87.5% (sixth). Leading scorers: Ducks, Ryan Getzlaf 3-4—7; Kings, Anze Kopitar 4-6—10. Outlook: The Ducks will have to decide whether to start goaltender Frederik Andersen, who was pulled in two games versus Dallas, or Jonas Hiller, who got the...