Trailing 1-0 at the outset of the third period, the Anaheim Ducks pulled ahead 2-1 before surrendering a late goal to the Los Angeles Kings. But Ryan Kesler tallied the game-winner 45 seconds into overtime to give Anaheim the win in the fifth and final installment of the Freeway Faceoff (ANA: 4-0-1, LAK: 1-1-3).
* The Ducks (45-20-7, 97 points) reached 45 wins for the fifth time in franchise history and tied the St. Louis Blues for the most victories in the NHL. The Ducks also leapfrogged three clubs into first place in the NHL standings.
* The Ducks overcame a deficit at any point in the third period in all four of their wins against the Kings this season. They lead the League with 12 wins when trailing after two periods (12-20-0) and hold an NHL-best .375 winning percentage in those scenarios; the Calgary Flames rank second with 10 such wins, and the Detroit Red Wings are second with a .346 winning percentage.