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Getzlaf injured in Ducks' win over Kings

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:51 AM

Brian Compton - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

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Getzlaf injured in Ducks' win over Kings
Los Angeles Kings 2, Anaheim Ducks 4
The good news for the Anaheim Ducks was that they ended the Los Angeles Kings' nine-game winning streak on Monday night.

The bad news was they lost Ryan Getzlaf in the process.

Getzlaf, who is scheduled to represent Team Canada in the Olympics next week, suffered a sprained left ankle during the second period of Anaheim's 4-2 win at the Honda Center. He immediately had X-Rays -- which came back negative -- and will undergo further tests on Tuesday.

"We really haven't got an assessment, other than he sprained his ankle," Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle said. "Right now, he's walking in a boot and he'll walk on crutches and we'll have an MRI done (Tuesday). That will give us a better indication on the severity of the sprain."

"I just talked to him briefly after the second," defenseman Ryan Whitney said. "I saw it happen. I was on the bench and it looked bad. I thought it was his knee, so I guess it's good that it's not that. He seemed a little disappointed obviously, and it hurts us. But guys stepped up in the second half of the game."

Corey Perry had a goal and two assists for the Ducks (28-24-7), who pulled within three points of the No. 8 Nashville Predators in the Western Conference and ended a five-game skid against the Kings. Anaheim has also won its last 10 games on home ice.

"We haven't had success against them like we've wanted to, but it was a great win for us," Perry said.

Oscar Moller and Anze Kopitar scored for the Kings, who hadn't lost since Jan. 11. They now sit in fifth place in the West.

"We're pretty happy with those nine wins in a row, but we're a little disappointed," Los Angeles defenseman Drew Doughty said. "We didn't play very good in the first two periods, but we came to play in the third. We took it to them. We've just got to learn from that."  

Moller opened the scoring with a goal that ended a 15-game drought, but Anaheim responded with a power-play goal by Teemu Selanne, who has two goals in four games since returning from a broken jaw.

The Ducks took the lead when Perry beat Davis Drewiske to a loose puck and made a blind pass to Getzlaf in front, where he deposited his 15th goal of the season. Moments after an apparent power-play goal by Perry was waved off and Getzlaf skated to the dressing room, Saku Koivu beat Jonathan Quick (29 saves) at 6:24 of the second to make it 3-1.

Kopitar scored his 27th goal during a power play late in the second period, but Perry immediately replied with his 21st of the season just 24 seconds later. Jonas Hiller made 35 saves for the Ducks.

"I think right now we're just looking at points," Anaheim defenseman Scott Niedermayer said. "Each night, if we can get two points, we're more than happy. We need them right now. It'd be nice to get a little run going right now."

Material from wire services and broadcast media was used in this report.  

scoring summary
1st Period
Oscar Moller (3) ASST: Alex Frolov (24)
1 - 0 LAK
PPG - Teemu Selanne (18) ASST: Corey Perry (34), Saku Koivu (21)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
Ryan Getzlaf (15) ASST: Corey Perry (35), Ryan Whitney (22)
2 - 1 ANA
PPG - Saku Koivu (11) ASST: Teemu Selanne (9), Scott Niedermayer (27)
3 - 1 ANA
Anze Kopitar (27) ASST: Ryan Smyth (19), Drew Doughty (32)
3 - 2 ANA
Corey Perry (21) ASST: Ryan Whitney (23), Steve Eminger (6)
4 - 2 ANA
3rd Period
Power Play Stats
Power Plays0/42/4
Power Play %19.1%19.1%
% on Road22.2%18.8%
% at Home17.1%19.4%
League Rank16th17th
penalty summary
1st Period
Corey Perry  Slashing against  Jack Johnson
Matt Greene  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
Wayne Simmonds  Too many men/ice - bench
Wayne Simmonds  Roughing against  Matt Beleskey
Matt Beleskey  Roughing against  Wayne Simmonds
2nd Period
Matt Greene  Slashing against  Jason Blake
Ryan Carter  Boarding against  Brad Richardson
Brad Richardson  Tripping against  Sheldon Brookbank
Ryan Whitney  Tripping against  Dustin Brown
3rd Period
Ryan Whitney  Holding against  Wayne Simmonds
goalie stats
Jonathan Quick
SA: 33TOI: 58:20
Saves: 29EV: 21 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 9
SV%: .879SH: 1 - 1
Jonas Hiller
SA: 37TOI: 59:51
Saves: 35EV: 29 - 31
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 6
SV%: .946SH: 0 - 0