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Jarret Stoll #28 of the Los Angeles Kings gets his stick caught in the skate of Saku Koivu #11 of the Anaheim Ducks in the first period of Game One of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on May 3, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Kings, Ducks Both Look To Build On Game 1 Thriller

The width of Alec Martinez’s shin guard was the difference between the Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks in their playoff series opener.

05/04/2014

Los Angeles Kings v Anaheim Ducks - Game One

Kings Defeat Ducks 3-2 After Forcing OT With Last-Second Goal In Regulation

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 between the Southern California teams.

05/03/2014

Los Angeles Kings v Anaheim Ducks

Freewat Faceoff: LA Kings, Ducks Finally Get Their Playoff Series

Several Los Angeles Kings skated with a handful of Anaheim Ducks during the recent NHL lockout and the ensuing offseason. The players see each other at various night spots around town, and they face off a few times every regular season.

05/02/2014

Matt Beleskey #39 of the Anaheim Ducks and Colin Fraser #24 of the Los Angeles Kings fight for the puck in the first period at Honda Center on December 3, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Mayor Of Los Angeles, Anaheim Make Friendly Wager On Kings-Ducks Series

The Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks will face off Saturday night for game 1 of the Western Conference and the mayors of each city made a friendly wager on the outcome of the game.

05/02/2014

Teemu Selanne #8 of the Anaheim Ducks reacts to a Nick Bonino #13 goal in front of Jonathan Quick #32 and Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings during the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Dodger Stadium on January 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The Ducks won 3-0. (credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

LA Kings, Ducks To Meet In Playoffs For 1st Time

Southern California is in hockey heaven. 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 postseason for the first time.

05/01/2014

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Bonino’s OT Goal Sends Ducks To Next Round of Playoffs

Nick Bonino scored 2:27 into overtime to give the Anaheim Ducks a 5-4 Game 6 win over the Dallas Stars Sunday, advancing the Ducks to the next round of playoffs.

04/27/2014

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Getzlaf Returns And Leads Ducks Past Stars 6-2 In Game 5 To Go Up 3-2 In Series

Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and two assists in his return from injury, and the Anaheim Ducks scored four power-play goals in a 6-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Friday night to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round series.

04/25/2014

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Ryan Getzlaf Questionable For Game 5 In Anaheim

Two-thirds of the Anaheim Ducks’ top line is injured, including their captain and leading scorer. Their most beloved player has been benched, and their rookie goalie looks shakier each night.

04/24/2014

Anaheim Ducks v Dallas Stars - Game Four

Stars Defeat Getzlaf-less Ducks 4-2 To Even Series At 2-2

Cody Eakin and Alex Goligoski scored 1:22 apart on Dallas’ first two shots in the third period and the Stars beat the top-seeded Anaheim Ducks 4-2 on Wednesday in Game 4 of the best-of-seven series that is all even now.

04/23/2014

Teemu Selanne of the Anaheim Ducks gets a warm "welcome back" from the fans in Winnipeg. (credit: Marianne Helm/Getty Images Sport)

Ducks Scratch Teemu Selanne For Game 4 Against Stars

The Ducks who are up 3-0 in the opening series against the Sharks will be out with their veteran Temmu Sleanne for game 3 on Wednesday night.

04/23/2014

Ryan Getzlaf #15 of the Anaheim Ducks is pursued by Erik Cole #72 of the Dallas Stars for the puck in the first period of Game Two of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on April 18, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Ducks, Getzlaf Must Respond To Stars’ Physical Play

Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf says it’s obvious the Ducks have to compete “a little bit harder” against the Dallas Stars.

04/22/2014

Jamie Benn #14 of the Dallas Stars celebrates as Hampus Lindholm #47 of the Anaheim Ducks, Francois Beauchemin #23 of the Anaheim Ducks, and Frederik Andersen #31 of the Anaheim Ducks react Benn scored against the Anaheim Ducks in the first period in Game Three of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at at American Airlines Center on April 21, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Lehtonen, Stars Win 3-0 In Game 3 Over Ducks

Kari Lehtonen had 37 saves, with some tremendous stops, for his first career postseason victory, and the Dallas Stars beat Anaheim 3-0 Monday night in their first home playoff game in six years.

04/21/2014

Ryan Garbutt #16 of the Dallas Stars is hit by Francois Beauchemin #23 of the Anaheim Ducks in the third period of Game Two of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on April 18, 2014 in Anaheim, California. The Ducks defeated the Stars 3-2. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Stars Don’t Feel Like It’s An 0-2 Series Vs. Ducks

Lindy Ruff figures anyone who has watched the Dallas Stars in their first two playoff games should know they won’t quit.

04/20/2014

Dallas Stars v Anaheim Ducks - Game Two

Getzlaf With Facemask Leads Ducks Past Stars 3-2, Lead Series 2-0

Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist while wearing a facemask over his lacerated jaw, Corey Perry scored his first playoff goal in three years, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.

04/18/2014

Dallas Stars v Anaheim Ducks - Game One

Ducks Captain Ryan Getzlaf Plans To Play Game 2 Against Stars After Taking Puck To Face

A day after Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf took a slap shot to the head, the Ducks had already found the lighter side of a potentially disastrous playoff injury.

04/17/2014

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Ducks Comeback To Beat Penguins

Bobby Ryan, Ryan Getzlaf and Saku Koivu scored during a 6:51 span of the second period to break open a scoreless game, and the Anaheim Ducks overcame two goals by Sidney Crosby to beat the […]

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Ducks Battle Thrashers

Ducks battle Atlanta at the Honda Center.

Anaheim Ducks v Detroit Red Wings

Red Wings Drop Ducks In Season Opener

Mike Modano scored on his first shot with his hometown team 24 seconds after Johan Franzen’s goal early in the first period and the Detroit Red Wings went on to beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-0 on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.

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Southern California Hockey Fans

Southern California sports fans are known to be laid back, but not our hockey fans!

San Jose Sharks v Calgary Flames

Top Goaltenders

A look at the toughest goalies to score against in the NHL.

Montreal Canadiens v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Seven

NHL’s Top Goal Scorers

A look at the goal leaders from the 2009-2010 NHL season.

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