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Ducks 3, Kings 2 (Shootout)

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ryan Getzlaf faked backup goalie Mathieu Garon and scored the winning goal in the fifth round of a shootout, helping the streaking Anaheim Ducks beat the rival Los Angeles Kings 3-2 Sunday.

Getzlaf skated slowly toward Garon and faked to the right before pausing and going left, catching Garon sprawled flat on the ice for the Ducks, who won their third straight and are off to the best start in franchise history.

Alexander Frolov struck first for the Kings in the shootout, beating Jean-Sebastien Giguere through his pads.

Teemu Selanne answered for Anaheim, going top shelf on Garon's left side before Getzlaf settled things in the fifth round.

Giguere earned his fifth victory, stopping 29 shots in regulation and the five-minute overtime.

The Ducks tied the game at 2 when a shot by Dustin Penner hit Garon's right glove and skittered end over end before striking the left post and going in at 14:10 of the third period. Ryan Shannon notched his second point of the game.

Los Angeles led 2-0 in the first, with rookie Anze Kopitar assisting on both goals.

Lubomir Visnovsky's third goal of the season caught Giguere on the opposite side of the net. Kopitar's pass found Visnovsky in front of the net for a 1-0 lead at 3:55.

Michael Cammalleri, who leads the Kings with five goals, caught a pass with Ducks defender Travis Moen on his back and scored down on his left knee at 16:15.

Shannon made it 2-1 in the second with his first NHL career goal, beating a fully stretched Garon stickside.

The Kings have lost five of their last six, including an overtime loss against Minnesota. Sunday marked the start of five games in seven days for Los Angeles, including four on the road.

The teams last played on opening night, when the Ducks won 4-3 at home.


Giguere has given up two goals or more in three of his seven games. ... The rivalry game drew an announced crowd of 18,118, the Kings' second sellout of the season. ... Sunday's game was the 70th between the teams, with the Kings owning a 30-28-11 record. ... Actress Sandra Bullock and husband Jesse James proved good sports when the arena's kiss cam zeroed in on them during a break in the second period. They shared a long smooch before breaking out in sheepish grins.

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