LA Kings shut down Ducks 3-1, take 2-0 series lead - NBC Sports

LA Kings shut down Ducks 3-1, take 2-0 series lead
Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) hugs with his teammate J.J. Redick (4) after defeating Golden State Warriors during the second half of Game 7 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Los Angeles. Clippers won 126 - 121. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
May 6, 2014, 12:53 am

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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