Devante Smith-Pelly scored two goals 1:23 apart in the second period, and the Anaheim Ducks moved to the brink of the Western Conference finals with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 5 on Monday night.
Anze Kopitar politely disagrees with the idea that the Los Angeles Kings’ top line has dominated the Anaheim Ducks’ best scorers in their second-round playoff series.
Jonathan Quick made 36 saves, Marian Gaborik scored his third goal in two games, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in their second-round series.
The width of Alec Martinez’s shin guard was the difference between the Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks in their playoff series opener.
Southern California is in hockey heaven. The Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks will meet in the second round of the NHL playoffs this weekend, taking their Freeway Faceoff rivalry into the postseason for the first time.
The closest thing to boos that was heard at Dodger stadium on Tuesday night was the enthusiastic call for Luis Cruz after his first homer of the season, as Hyun Jin Ryu threw a complete-game 2-hit shutout and the Dodgers beat the Angels for the second night in a row, 3-0.
Adrian Gonzalez and Scott Van Slyke put up four doubles between them as the Dodgers rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the Angels 8-7.
Hyun-Jin Ryu signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers on the same day Joe Blanton joined the Angels. They hooked up against each other Thursday night in the opener of the preseason Freeway Series, and neither gave an inch.
The number of games between interleague rivals such as the Yankees and Mets, Cubs and White Sox, and Dodgers and Angels will be reduced under Major League Baseball’s new schedule format for 2013.
Rookie sensation Mike Trout hit a go-ahead homer and scored from first base on a single as the Los Angeles Angels rallied from an early five-run deficit against Chad Billingsley to beat the Dodgers 8-5 Friday night in the opener of the season’s second Freeway Series.
Mike Trout homered and scored the winning run in the ninth inning as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Monday night to begin the Freeway Series at Dodger Stadium.
Even without Matt Kemp, the Los Angeles Dodgers enjoyed a successful road trip.
The Dodgers and Angels opened their “freeway series” Monday night with both teams having a lot riding on the season.
Ervin Santana pitched into the 8th inning, holding the Dodgers to just one run and Russell Branyan broke a 1-1 tie in the 7th inning with his first homer of the year, giving the Angels a 3-1 win over the Dodgers.
Apparently one big outburst to start the week wasn’t enough to get the Los Angeles Dodgers out of their offensive slump.