West semifinal preview: Ducks-Kings
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.