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Ducks get Getzlaf and Despres back for clash with the Kings

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Anaheim’s Ryan Getzlaf tries to keep possession of the puck as Montreal’s Jacob De La Rose tries to steal it away during the second period at the Honda Center on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, in Anaheim. Anaheim beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 on Wednesday night for its ninth consecutive victory. (Matt Masin/The Orange County Register via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT


Ryan Getzlaf is back in the Ducks lineup after missing one game because of a lower-body injury. It’s unclear when exactly the injury occurred, but all that matters is that he’s good to guy against Anaheim’s California rival.

Getting Getzlaf back is huge for Anaheim. The 30-year-old had 24 points in his last 17 games before getting hurt.

Simon Despres also returns to the lineup after having missed two games because of flu-like symptoms.

This is a big one for both teams, as both the Ducks and Kings have 80 points. The Kings own the tiebreaker because they’ve won three more games in regulation or overtime.

The Ducks defeated the Kings less than a week ago. Anaheim enters this game having won 10 games in a row.