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Kings hold off Ducks, 3-2, in a physical matchup

Kings hold off Ducks, 3-2, in a physical matchup

It was as if the Kings and Ducks were trying to make up for three months of missed time in one game.

Bodies bounced off each other. Punches were thrown. A controversial no-goal call was upheld in a third period that seemingly had more "oohs" and "aahs" in Honda Center than any game this season.

Kings defenseman Alec Martinez sat at his locker stall after the Kings withstood a late Ducks rally for a 3-2 victory Sunday and reminded himself that it was only the first game of a series that will play out in the next few weeks.

"We know that these are going to be battles," Martinez said. "We obviously have a history between playing each other...

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