Los Angeles at Anaheim

Power-play goals in third period help Kings top rival Ducks

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Anze Kopitar and the Los Angeles Kings kept their heads and held on to a satisfying road voctory -- even if it was only down the 5 Freeway.

Ryan Getzlaf tied it at 2 for the Ducks early in the third period, but Dustin Brown and Kopitar responded with power-play goals to give the Kings a 4-3 victory against their Southern California rival.

"Before I don't know if we were comfortable going into the third period with a one goal-lead, but we kept our composure," Kopitar said. "We got scored on but we didn't back off, we kept on going."

Chris Kunitz scored for Anaheim with 3:40 to play, but Jonathan Quick shut down the Ducks the rest of the way, finishing with 28 saves for his second successive victory against Anaheim. He also backstopped a 4-3 win in January.

Each team finished 3-2-1 against the other.

"This team has been playing great on the road," said Quick, who has been in goal for all of the Kings' recent road success. "We were up by a goal with a couple of minutes left and I don't think they got into our zone."

Jarret Stoll had a goal and two assists for the Kings. Patrick O'Sullivan also scored for Los Angeles and defenseman Matt Greene added two assists.

Getzlaf snapped a shot over Quick during a power play 1:41 into the third to bring the Ducks even. Teemu Selanne also scored on the power play for Anahiem in the second.

The Ducks won the season series between the local rivals in the past three seasons, going 18-7-2 against the Kings since October 2005. But the 2007 Stanley Cup champions have struggled, going 14-18-2 overall since Dec. 1 while dropping out of a playoff position.

"We are not comfortable with where we're at," Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said." We haven't played to a high enough level. We're in a situation where if we don't get points, it's a grim outlook. I think that the difference in the game from our standpoint tonight was their power play and penalty kill won them the hockey game."

It doesn't help that the Ducks begin a 13-day, six-game road trip in Detroit on Friday.

"It will be tough. We're playing some good teams on the road," said Ducks captain Scott Niedermayer, who was in the penalty box for both of the Kings third-period power play goals. "But, maybe that is what the doctor ordered, get out together and us against everybody else. We'll see how it goes."

Stoll gave the Kings a 1-0 lead, tipping in a cross-zone pass from Kyle Calder shortly after Los Angeles killed a power play midway through the first period.

O'Sullivan fought off a check by Todd Marchant to swipe in a rebound of a shot by Greene 9:18 into the second period for a 2-0 lead.

Selanne quickly drew the Ducks within a goal, whisking a shot from the high slot past Quick during a Ducks power play only 1:16 after O'Sullivan had scored.

Anaheim had a chance to tie the game on the power play late in the second, but Quick kicked aside a shot by Bobby Ryan before Selanne was called for an interference call that nullified the advantage.


  • Ducks C Samuel Pahlsson remained sidelined with a viral infection and will not travel with the team on its six-game road trip.
  • Anaheim leads the series overall, 40-30-19.
  • Jonas Hiller had 22 saves for Anaheim.
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Anze Kopitar (11) stays hot for the Kings with his seventh goal in as many games. (Getty Images)
Anze Kopitar (11) stays hot for the Kings with his seventh goal in as many games. (Getty Images)
Los Angeles  (25-22-9) «1124
Anaheim (28-26-5)0123
Three Stars
R. Getzlaf

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 2
J. Stoll

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 2
J. Quick

Saves: 28
Save Pct.: .903

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Scoring Summary
12:56Jarret Stoll (15), Tip-In. Assist: Calder, Greene
09:18Patrick O'Sullivan (14), Wrist Shot. Assist: Greene, Kopitar
10:34Power Play - Teemu Selanne (18), Wrist Shot. Assist: Getzlaf, Niedermayer
01:29Power Play - Ryan Getzlaf (19), Snap Shot. Assist: Perry, Pronger
09:35Power Play - Dustin Brown (22), Slap Shot. Assist: Quincey, Stoll
15:23Power Play - Anze Kopitar (19), Wrist Shot. Assist: Brown, Stoll
16:20Chris Kunitz (15), Slap Shot. Assist: Getzlaf, Brookbank
Penalty Summary
09:18Ivanans, 2 min, Elbowing
16:58Simmonds, 5 min, Fighting
16:58Brown, 5 min, Fighting
19:03Greene, 2 min, Hooking
05:28Perry, 2 min, Slashing
10:19Stoll, 2 min, Tripping
15:39Moen, 2 min, Hooking
17:31Frolov, 2 min, Hooking
18:59Selanne, 2 min, Interference
01:03Johnson, 2 min, Interference
01:52Greene, 2 min, Cross-Checking
07:33Ryan, 2 min, Holding the Stick
07:33Harrold, 2 min, Hooking
09:23Niedermayer, 2 min, Slashing
13:37Niedermayer, 2 min, Cross-Checking
13:48Niedermayer, 2 min, Roughing
13:48Quincey, 2 min, Roughing
13:48Niedermayer, 2 min, Charging
Shots On Goal
Los Angeles4111126
Jonathan Quick60:00283
Jonas Hiller59:25224
Power Play Conversions
Power Play
Los Angeles2-for-7
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Referees - Dan Marouelli, Stephane Auger
Linesmen - Ryan Galloway, Mark Wheler
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