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LAst Night's Action: Kings Win Battle of SoCal

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LA Kings defeat Anaheim Ducks 6-4. After the Kings took a strangle hold of the game leading 4-1 early in the third period, the Ducks proved they still have some fight in them. The Ducks scored three goals in less than 6 ½ minutes to tie the game before the halfway point of the third. But the Kings would regain their composure retaking control of the puck. Dustin Brown hit a wrist shot to give the Kings a 5-4 lead, and Anze Kopitar cemented the win with a power play goal in the waning seconds of the game. Kopitar was everywhere in the game scoring four points with two goals. The Kings have now won eight games in a row tying a franchise record. They last achieved this feat from 2/23/92 to 3/9/92 and previously from 10/21/72 to 11/7/72. The Kings will look to break the record against the Detroit Red Wings at Staples Center Saturday afternoon. The Kings also elevate to fourth place in the Western Conference with 73 points. And to top it off, the Kings have won all three meetings against the Ducks this season with one more left in Anaheim on Monday.

UCLA Bruins defeat Stanford Cardinal 77-73. Just to show you how awful the Pac-10 is, UCLA is now in a four-way tie for first place.

USC Trojans defeat California Golden Bears 66-63.