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Carter and Richards lead Kings to Western Conference Finals

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According to TSN on Friday, Canadian Olympic gold medalists Mike Richards of Kenora, Ontario and Jeff Carter of London, Ontario each scored a goal and an assist as the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Anaheim Ducks 6-2 in game seven of the National Hockey League's Pacific Division Final.

Richards' goal was the game winning goal with 4:48 left in the first period from Dwight King and Kyle Clifford. The goal put the Kings up 3-0 at the time. Richards also assisted on the Kings' opening goal of the hockey game from Justin Williams on the power play.

Carter's goal came at 8:48 of the first period from Marian Gaborik and Tyler Toffoli. The goal put the Kings up 2-0 at the time. Carter also assisted on the Kings' sixth goal of the hockey game from Tanner Pearson with 6:06 left in the third period.

A total of five Kings had a goal and an assist to lead Los Angeles with two points. Gaborik, Williams and Anze Kopitar also scored once and assisted on another Kings goal. Clifford meanwhile was the only other Los Angeles King with a multi-point game as he registered two assists.

With the win, the Los Angeles Kings will play the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference Final for the second consecutive season. A year ago, the Blackhawks defeated the Kings 4-1 en route to beating the Boston Bruins in six games to win the Stanley Cup. The Western Conference Final will begin on Sunday afternoon from the United Center in Chicago.

Richards won a gold medal for Canada at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. Carter won a gold medal for Canada at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. The Kings are hoping to win their second Stanley Cup in three years as they last won in three years.



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