Ryan Kesler scored 45 seconds into overtime, and the Anaheim Ducks rallied from another third-period deficit for a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night in the final Freeway Faceoff meeting of the regular season.
Several Los Angeles Kings skated with a handful of Anaheim Ducks during the recent NHL lockout and the ensuing offseason. The players see each other at various night spots around town, and they face off a few times every regular season.
Martin Jones made 26 saves and stopped all eight shootout attempts to win his NHL debut, and Dwight King scored the only shootout goal Tuesday night in the Los Angeles Kings’ 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.
Jeff Carter scored his first two goals since joining the Kings last week, and Jonathan Quick made 29 saves in Los Angeles’ 4-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night.
Anze Kopitar scored the tiebreaking goal on his own rebound with 3:01 to play, and the Los Angeles Kings blew a two-goal lead in the final minutes of the third period before rallying to beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-3 Thursday night for back-to-back victories in the Freeway Faceoff.
Jonathan Quick made 23 saves before stopping six of Anaheim’s seven shootout attempts, and Justin Williams scored the winning goal in the seventh round in the Los Angeles Kings’ 2-1 victory over the slumping Ducks on Wednesday night in the season’s first Freeway Faceoff.
The Los Angeles Kings weren’t able to get on the board in their last meeting with the Anaheim Ducks. Considering their recent scoring run, though, another lackluster performance appears unlikely.
Jonas Hiller made 27 saves in his seventh career shutout, rookie defenseman Cam Fowler scored and the Anaheim Ducks beat the slumping Los Angeles Kings 2-0 Monday night in the first meeting of the annual Freeway Faceoff.