• Freeway Playoff: Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks finally meet in NHL playoffs for 1st time

    Summary of 16 articles · Updated May 7, 2014
    The Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks will meet in the second round of the NHL playoffs this weekend, taking their Freeway Faceoff rivalry into the post-season for the first time. - A few Los Angeles Kings skated with a handful of Anaheim Ducks during the recent NHL lockout. Even when he didn't, the Kings held off the Ducks. Anaheim Ducks center Mathieu Perreault gets hit by Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin , defenseman Drew Doughty , and center Mike Richards during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey second-round Stanley Cup playoff series in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, May 3, 2014. With Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry leading the way, Anaheim got consistent scoring from all four lines and methodically broke down almost any defensive teamincluding the Kings, who beat the Ducks just once in five tries during the regular season. Alec Martinez also scored for the Kings, who opened their first playoff series against their local rivals with two victories at a road arena packed with their own fans. The wintry game is proliferating at the youth level thanks largely to the impact of its two pro teams, whose rinks are separated by 30 miles or so, with fan bases overlapping throughout the area of 19 million people.
    • Anaheim Ducks stay patient, look for chances to beat Quick in high-stakes Game 3 vs. LA Kings

      ANAHEIM, Calif. - Although the Anaheim Ducks are running short on chances to prove they're more than just a regular-season power, they didn't seem daunted before they headed out on a 30-mile road trip that could define their year. After the b...
    • Ducks dominated: Anze Kopitar leads LA Kings' strong play against Anaheim's top line so far

      Ducks dominated: Anze Kopitar leads LA Kings' strong play against Anaheim's top line so far
    • Monday's NHL Playoff Capsules

      ANAHEIM, Calif. - Jonathan Quick made 36 saves, Marian Gaborik scored his third goal in two games, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in their second-round series. Alec Martinez also scored fo...
      Source: NHL.com
    • Quick, Kings shut down Ducks, take 2-0 lead

      Jonathan Quick made 36 saves, Marian Gaborik scored his third goal in two games, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in their second-round series.
    • A game of inches: LA Kings, Anaheim Ducks eager to go again after overtime thriller in opener

      A game of inches: LA Kings, Anaheim Ducks eager to go again after overtime thriller in opener
    • NHL Playoff Capsules

      ANAHEIM, Calif. - Marian Gaborik scored with seven seconds left in regulation to force overtime, and then scored 12:07 into the extra period to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 win Saturday night against the Anaheim Ducks in the opener of the...
      Source: NHL.com
    • Gaborik forces OT, steals Game 1 for Kings

      Marian Gaborik scored with seven seconds left in regulation to force overtime, and then scored 12:07 into the extra period to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 win Saturday night against the Anaheim Ducks in the opener of the first playoff series.

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