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Los Angeles Kings shut down Anaheim Ducks, take 2-0 series lead

Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter, left, smiles

Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter, left, smiles at center Tyler Toffoli after defenseman Alec Martinez scored during the first period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round Stanley Cup playoff series, Monday, May 5, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. Credit: AP / Mark J. Terrill

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 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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