Ducks vs. Kings
Ducks Leading Postseason Scorer: Ryan Getzlaf, 7 points (3 goals, 4 assists).
Kings Leading Postseason Scorer: Anze Kopitar, 10 points (4 goals, 6 assists).
Ducks Expected Starting Goaltender: Jonas Hiller, 1-0, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 SV%.
Kings Expected Starting Goaltender: Jonathan Quick, 4-3, 3.10 GAA, .914 SV%.
Ducks Injuries: Defenseman Hampus Lindholm (neck) and center Mathieu Perreault ("lower body") are questionable. Right winger Tim Jackman (hand) and defenseman Stephane Robidas (right leg) are out. Defenseman Sheldon Souray (wrist) is on injured reserve.
Kings Injuries: Defenseman Willie Mitchell ("lower body") is out.
Ducks with Stanley Cup bling: Francois Beauchemin, D; Ryan Getzlaf, C; Corey Perry, RW; Teemu Selanne (above), RW.
Kings with Stanley Cup bling: Dustin Brown, RW; Jeff Carter, C; Kyle Clifford, LW; Drew Doughty, D; Matt Greene, D; Dwight King, LW; Anze Kopitar, C; Trevor Lewis, C; Alec Martinez, D; Willie Mitchell; D; Jordan Nolan, C; Jonathan Quick; G; Mike Richards, C; Jarret Stoll, C; Slava Voynov, D; Justin Williams; RW.
Something worthwhile about the Ducks: The Ducks have averaged the most penalty minutes per game of any team in the postseason at 29 per game.
Something worthwhile about the Kings: The Kings have allowed the most power-play shots of any team in the postseason with 59.
Something useless about the Ducks that is vaguely connected to the Penguins: Former Penguins defenseman J.J. Daigneault recorded the primary assist on the first postseason game in Mighty Ducks history. He recorded it on a goal by right winger Teemu Selanne in Game 1 of a 1997 Western Conference quarterfinal series against the Coyotes.
Something useless about the Kings that is vaguely connected to the Penguins: Former Penguins left winger Luc Robitaille is the Kings' all-time leader in postseason goals with 41.
Former Penguins on the Ducks: Brad Lauer, assistant coach; Ben Lovejoy, D.
Former Penguins on the Kings: Glen Murray, development consultant; Jake Muzzin, D (Muzzin is a former Penguins draft pick who never played for the organization); Luc Robitaille, president business operations.
Who needs to be the difference for the Ducks: Getzlaf, Corey Perry. As they usually do, the Ducks' best players need to carry this team's offense against an airtight Kings defense.
Who needs to be the difference for the Kings: Anze Kopitar, Justin Williams (right), Jeff Carter, etc. With the Ducks' goaltending situation somewhat unsettled between Hiller and Frederik Andersen, the Kings' best offensive weapons need to exploit that.
Best Ducks YouTube Video We Could Find: Defenseman Scott Niedermayer's goal in the second overtime of a series-clinching 2-1 win against the Canucks in Game 5 of a 2007 Western Conference semifinal:
Best Kings YouTube Video We Could Find: Defenseman Jaroslav Modry's overtime goal in a 4-3 win against the Avalanche in Game 1 of a 2001 Western Conference semifinal series:
EN Prediction: With Jonathan Quick tuned in right now and the Ducks' goaltending situation somewhat in question, we'll give the edge to the Kings. Kings 4-2.
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