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Jarret Stoll scored once in the Kings 5-4 win on Saturday.

It was Stoll's third goal of the playoffs and the center was also huge at the faceoff dot as he won 23 of 38 attempts. Stoll has five points in the post-season but his work defensively and on the draw has been his biggest contribution.

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Jarret Stoll saw time with Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Coach Darryl Sutter shook up his line combinations when the Kings were down 2-0 and Jeff Carter responded immediately by setting up new linemate Kyle Clifford's first goal of the playoffs. Mike Richards also replaced Anze Kopitar between Marian Gaborik and Dustin Brown. Los Angeles will probably have their lines back to normal for the start of Game 2 on Saturday, but don't be surprised if Sutter mixes and matches again.

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Jarret Stoll found the back of the net in Game 5's 5-4 double overtime loss to Chicago.

It was just his second goal and third point of the postseason. It also marked his first shot on net in the series. Stoll finished the game with four shots and two penalty minutes.

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Jarret Stoll was an outstanding 10 for 13 on the draw Sunday.

He was the lone bright star at the faceoff circle as the Kings were only 21 for 48 without him. Stoll is 10th overall in the playoffs with a 56.7 winning percentage while he is tied for fifth overall in winning 157 faceoffs.

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The upcoming series between the Kings and Ducks should help intensify the geographical rivalry.

The two teams haven't played against each other in the postseason before. "The regular season is one thing, but we all know the playoffs are a whole new ballgame when it comes to physicality and how hard you're going," Jarret Stoll said. "It's going to be a war and a battle and the travel will be great for both teams and both fan bases." The series will start on Saturday.

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In order to cut off the numerous chances that sparked San Jose to 17 goals in the first three games of their first-round playoff series against Los Angeles, the Kings believe they have to cut off the middle.

That's where Sharks centers like Patrick Marleau, Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski have done their damage. "They've all got skill. You want to keep plays and pucks out of the middle because that's obviously the most dangerous part of the ice," Kings center Jarret Stoll said. "That's where scoring chances happen. Their centers, they control their play. Thornton knows what he's doing out there, Pavelski, all those guys. It's just a mindset, an attitude, to keep pucks out of the middle. We understand, maybe more so now. It took a couple of lessons maybe of where they are, where their structured system is and they're very disciplined at it. The team that makes the least amount of mistakes doing those things will probably have more chances and better chance to win the game." The Kings are down 3-1 in the series and face elimination in Game 5 in San Jose tonight.

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Jarret Stoll scored a goal in the Kings' 4-3 shootout loss on Wednesday.

It was Stoll's first marker since Feb. 26. He now has eight goals and 27 points in 76 games in 2013-14.

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Kings head coach Darryl Sutter thinks Jarret Stoll will be a good coach someday.

"Well-trained, great practice habits, knows the game, understands his role," Sutter offered as a description of Stoll. He added that he isn't sure if Stoll has a desire to coach someday, but it does speak to the type of guy he is. Stoll isn't an offensive force and consequently isn't helpful in standard fantasy leagues, but he helps the team kill penalties and is great on the draw.

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Tonight's outdoor game at Dodger Stadium between Los Angeles and Anaheim is crucial for the Kings, center Jarret Stoll says.

The Kings have lost four games in a row and 11 of 15. That includes a 2-1 loss to the Ducks at Anaheim on Thursday. The Kings can't be distracted by the occasion. "Sometimes, in different atmospheres, different surroundings, the game can be different," center Jarret Stoll said, "but we're going to try to do the same thing, for sure. Be a physical, hard, heavy game and play the style we play. If we don't, we're probably not going to win."

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Jarret Stoll had a goal in Los Angeles' 2-1 shootout loss to Minnesota Tuesday evening.

Stoll now has six goals and 10 assists in 40 games this season. Jeff Carter and Dwight King assisted the lone goal.