May 6, 2014 9:07 am

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

Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates a 3-1 win with Jonathan Quick #32 over the Anaheim Ducks in Game Two of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on May 5, 2014 in Anaheim, California.

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ANAHEIM, Calif. – 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 post-season 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 defence despite controlling play for long stretches.

Game 3 is Thursday at Staples Center.

© The Associated Press, 2014

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