From the moment Stephane Robidas was traded from the Dallas Stars to the Anaheim Ducks last month, he realized he might end up facing his former teammates in the first round of the playoffs.
The rivalry between the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks has grown so intense in recent years that even newcomers take little time to acclimate themselves to the animosity.
Jonas Hiller is disappointed he probably won’t be in the Anaheim Ducks’ net when they begin their Stanley Cup chase.
Nick Bonino scored 1:33 into overtime, and the Anaheim Ducks finished the regular season with a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night.
Forward Trevor Lewis has agreed to a two-year, $3.05 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Kings.
John Gibson made 18 saves to record a shutout in his NHL debut and the Anaheim Ducks eliminated the Vancouver Canucks from playoff contention with a 3-0 victory Monday night.
The Kings allowed 2 late goals to give the Canucks the 2-1 win Saturday night in Vancouver.
Stephane Robidas scored 16 seconds into overtime, and the Anaheim Ducks staged the biggest comeback in team history by rallying from four goals down to beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 on Monday night.
Matt Moulson and Mikko Koivu scored 62 seconds apart in the third period, and Zach Parise connected on a power play for the Minnesota Wild, who rallied for a 3-2 victory Monday night that snapped the Los Angeles Kings’ six-game winning streak.
Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter scored in the shootout, and the Los Angeles Kings came back after allowing Alex Ovechkin’s two early power-play goals to beat the Washington Capitals 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Dwight King scored a tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, leading the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night.
Corey Perry and captain Ryan Getzlaf each had a goal and two assists, and the Anaheim Ducks snapped their four-game home skid with a 6-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Sunday night.
Alex Ovechkin scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period, and the Washington Capitals kept up their playoff push with a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night.
Keith Yandle scored the tying goal midway through the third period and Jeff Halpern netted the winner with 3:05 left, leading the Phoenix Coyotes to a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night.
Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak each had a goal and two assists, and the Toronto Maple Leafs celebrated coach Randy Carlyle’s return to Anaheim with a 3-1 victory over the Ducks on Monday night.