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

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

Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll, left, and Anaheim Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm, of Sweden, battle for the puck during the first period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round Stanley Cup playoff series, Monday, May 5, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll, left, and Anaheim Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm, of Sweden, battle for the puck during the first period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round Stanley Cup playoff series, Monday, May 5, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Los Angeles Kings right wing Marian Gaborik, left, of Slovakia, scores on Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller, of Switzerland, during the first period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round Stanley Cup playoff series, Monday, May 5, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Anaheim Ducks left wing Patrick Maroon, left, scores on Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick during the first period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round Stanley Cup playoff series, Monday, May 5, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Anaheim Ducks left wing Patrick Maroon, left, celebrates his goal with teammate Corey Perry, center, as Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, right, looks on during the first period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round Stanley Cup playoff series, Monday, May 5, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez, center, celebrates his goal with left wing Tanner Pearson, left, and center Jeff Carter, right, during the first period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Anaheim Ducks, Monday, May 5, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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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.

Associated Press

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