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Hiller, Ducks hope to continue success against Kings

Los Angeles (16-16-6) at Anaheim (20-15-5), 10:00 pm EST

ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) -- The Anaheim Ducks will likely go

with the hot hand when they host the rival Los Angeles Kings on

Tuesday in the first game of a home-and-home series.

Both Jean-Sebastien Giguere and Jonas Hiller have blanked the

Kings this season. In their most recent meeting, Hiller made 29

saves in a 2-0 triumph on November 16.

The 26-year-old Hiller is also coming off a 29-save shutout in

Sunday's 2-0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes. It was the third

blanking of the season for Hiller, who could get another start


In 18 games - 15 starts - this campaign, Hiller is 9-6-1 with a

2.12 goals-against average and .933 save percentage.

Los Angeles, which will host Anaheim on Thursday, has been

shutout an NHL-worst six times this season.

For the first time this campaign, Jonathan Quick did not need to

post shutout to lift the Kings to a win Sunday. He made 31

saves and did not allow a goal in the shootout during the 2-1

victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.


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