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LA Kings Shut Down Ducks 3-1, Take 2-0 Series Lead

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Alec Martinez #27 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates his goal wth Jeff Carter #77 to take a 2-1 lead over the Anaheim Ducks during the first peirod in Game Two of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on May 5, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

Alec Martinez #27 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates his goal wth Jeff Carter #77 to take a 2-1 lead over the Anaheim Ducks during the first peirod in Game Two of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on May 5, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — 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 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.

Dwight King added an empty-net goal for Los Angeles, which has won six straight postseason games and is halfway to its third straight trip to the Western Conference finals.

Patrick Maroon scored a power-play goal and Jonas Hiller stopped 14 shots for the Ducks, who couldn’t crack the Kings’ NHL-best defense despite controlling play for long stretches.

Game 3 is Thursday at Staples Center.

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