News, notes and anecdotes from Kings vs. Anaheim Ducks
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Aubin pulled and the Ducks get an empty netter from Rob Neidermayer to make it 6-3.
Kings Cut it to 5-3, O'Sullivan on a rush, put home a rebound of a Matt Moulson shot. Alexander Frolov earned the second assist on the play. Frolov has scored 1-6=7 over his last three.
Ducks take a 5-2 lead now, Samuel Pahlson put home a rebound.
Ducks take a 4-2 lead, Brad May tallied his 125th career goal on a rebound...it is his 900th game.
Interesting note on that goal, the Getzlaf, Perry, Kunitz line would have most likely not been on the ice had the break in the action not have occured.
2:08 - Ducks take a 3-2 lead. Ryan Getzlaf put in the rebound after Getzlaf, Perry and Kunitz attacked the net on a rebound. Perry and Chris Pronger with assists.
The start of the third period saw the Ducks dominate puck possesion, but Aubin has risen to the challenge at we are still knotted at three. There is a break in the action as the STAPLES Center crew repair some broken glass.
END PERIOD TWO, 2-2, shots 22-15 Kings.
16:24 - Ducks tie the game, Corey Perry with a break away and beat Aubin. Chris Kunitz set him up on the goal, with a great pass and we are tied at two. Perry had just been released from the penalty box and Frolov turned the puck over at Center Ice for Kunitz.
14:01, Tom Preissing with a two-minute tripping penalty and the Ducks will be on the power play.
KINGS GOAL. 2-1. At 12:05, Dustin Brown skated with the puck behind the net, was looking pass and his slap shot beat Giguere. Kopitar and Cammalleri with the assists on the play.
At 7:52, Francois Beachemin picked up two minutes for slashing and the Kings will have a two- man advantage. Kings have four goals on the five-on-three advantage this season.
Chris Pronger, two minutes for high sticking at 6:45.
The Ducks has an abreviated 30 plus second power play that did nothing.
Kings get a two-minute bench minor for their second faceoff violation at 4:17. Derek Armstong will serve the penalty. Armstrong had the first violation, Nagy the second.
Kings on the power play after a Francois Beauchemin hooking penalty at 3:44. Kings are 1-for-1 on the power play with a goal on their only shot.
|Los Angeles Kings' Matt Moulson, left, is upended by Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) |
At :52 seconds, the Ducks tie the game. Chris Kunitz centered the puck and Corey Perry tied the score with a shot past Aubin. Ryan Getzlaf also picked up an assist on the play.
END OF THE FIRST PERIOD. Kings lead, 1-0, and lead in shots 11-4.
Kings still lead in shots, 8-3. Corey Perry and John Zeiler picked up two-minute penalties for unsportsmanlike conduct at 16:57, and it will be two minutes of 4-on-4 hockey. Kings have outscored the opposition, 2-0 in four-on-four play.
Kings had posession of the puck in the Ducks' zone for the first 1:30, unable to score...when the Ducks changed shifts after clearing the puck, Anze Kopitar out-skated the Ducks defense and his slapper beat Giguere and it is 1-0. Assists to Michael Cammalleri and the Captain Rob Blake. It was the eighth goal of the season for Kopitar at 13:08. Kopitar has scored 4-8=12 in 10 games vs. the Ducks and has scored three goals in the last three games.
Kings get their first power play at 11:12. Slashing by the Ducks Andrew Miller.
John Zeiler is continuing his tough play vs. the Ducks, dishing out two hits in his last shift.
Ducks have taken three shots on goal during the power play, Aubin rose to the challenge on all three including a break-away stop on Corey Perry with a glove save.
Ducks get the first powerplay with Matt Moulson picking up an interference penalty at 3:47. Everytime the Ducks' Chris Pronger touches the puck he is booed by the crowd here at STAPLES Center, stemming from that fight with Michal Handzus at the end of overtime. Pronger drew an instigating penalty, a five-minute fighting penalty and a game misconduct.
Kings come out of the gates strong, putting two shots on net early.
This just in: Mathieu Schneider out tonight with a hip injury.
Frolov has been red hot of late, with six points in his last two games (1-5=6), tying his career high with three assists against the Ducks on Tuesday night. Frolov has tallied 17 points (4-13=17) over his last 14 games.
Jean-Sebastien Aubin and Jean-Sebastien Giguere are the starting goalies. Winner keeps the first name...Starters for the Kings: Rob Blake and Lubomir Visnovsky on defense with a line of Matt Moulson - Patrick O'Sullivan - Alexander Frolov.
With the start for Brad May comes a milestone, playing in his 900th NHL game.
Starters for the Ducks: Corey Perry - Ryan Getzlaf - Brad May as the forwards, with Chris Pronger and Francois Beauchemin on defense.