Los Angeles Kings eliminate rival Anaheim Ducks 6-2 in Game 7, advance to West finals

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Los Angeles Kings center Mike Richards, right, celebrates his goal past Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson during the first period in Game 7 of an NHL hockey second-round Stanley Cup playoff series in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, May 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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The 20-year-old Gibson gave up four goals on 18 shots before getting pulled for Jonas Hiller, the dependable veteran benched twice by Boudreau in the season's final weeks. Boudreau dropped to 1-5 in his six career trips to Game 7s with Washington and Anaheim, losing all five times at home.

"The first period was like men against boys, quite frankly," Boudreau said. "They were bigger, stronger, more determined. Everything we said we didn't want to do, we did."

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