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West semifinal preview: Ducks-Kings

CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

Series beginning tonight

West: Ducks vs. Kings

Coaches: Ducks — Bruce Boudreau; Kings — Darryl Sutter

Season series: Ducks 4-0-1

Outlook: This is Southern California's first NHL playoff Freeway Series, meaning only bus or car trips for teams used to long plane travel. … In goal it's Anaheim rookie Frederik Andersen (3-2, 3.40, .892 in first-round win over Stars) vs. Los Angeles' Jonathan Quick (4-3, 3.10, .914 against Sharks coming from 3-0 down). Andersen was pulled twice in Round 1. Quick was the playoff MVP of the Kings' 2012 Stanley Cup win. Ducks veteran Jonas Hiller is waiting if Andersen falters. … The Kings average almost 47 hits a game.

Times wires

West semifinal preview: Ducks-Kings 05/02/14 [Last modified: Friday, May 2, 2014 8:15pm]

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