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Hiller makes 17 saves, Pahlsson scores winner as Ducks defeat Kings 3-1

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ANAHEIM, Calif. - Samuel Pahlsson and Bobby Ryan scored power-play goals, and Jonas Hiller made 17 saves Tuesday night to lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.

Pahlsson snapped a tie with 10:15 remaining, redirecting a centring pass from Scott Niedermayer for his fourth goal. Rob Niedermayer added an empty-net goal with 7 seconds left.

Ryan scored in the first period, and Kyle Quincey answered for Los Angeles in the second.

Hiller, Jean-Sebastien Giguere's backup, improved his record against Los Angeles to 4-0-0. He was coming off a 2-0 victory over Phoenix two days earlier.

Erik Ersberg, getting the start in goal for Los Angeles because Jonathan Quick has a throat infection, faced 25 shots.

Chris Pronger earned assists on Anaheim's first two goals, which came with Los Angeles defenceman Drew Doughty in the penalty box.

In the third period, the rookie was sent off for delay of game and Pahlsson scored 18 seconds into the power play. The Ducks had scored their first goal seven seconds into a power play.

Scott Niedermayer chipped in with a pair of assists for Anaheim, including one on his brother Rob's goal in the closing seconds.

After Anaheim went ahead late in the opening period, Quincey responded early in the second when the Kings had a two-man advantage. With Rob Niedermayer off for hooking and Pahlsson off for tripping, Los Angeles had a five-on-three for 1:38.

Quincey's 40-foot slap shot at 1:14 beat Hiller to the glove side with 15 seconds remaining on the two-man advantage.

Ryan opened the scoring at 17:32 in, with Ryan Getzlaf setting up the goal. Just 7 seconds after Doughty was sent off for cross checking, Pronger passed to Getzlaf in the right circle, Getzlaf slid the puck to Ryan in the slot and Ryan one-timed it past Ersberg.

The goal was the eighth for Ryan, who has 10 points in his past eight games and 16 in his past 17.

Notes: Hiller came in with an 0.56 goals-against average in his previous appearances against Los Angeles, including making 29 saves in Anaheim's 2-0 win on Nov. 16. ... The Kings had not scored in either of the previous two meetings heading into the game in Anaheim, but had beaten the Ducks 6-3 on Oct. 14, with six different Los Angeles players scoring goals.

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