LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Perron had a goal and two assists, and Ryan Getzlaf added a goal and his 500th career assist in the streaking Anaheim Ducks’ 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.
Ryan Garbutt scored his second goal in two games and Hampus Lindholm added a power-play goal in Anaheim’s fifth straight victory and 12th in 16 games since Christmas.
The Ducks chased Jonathan Quick while routing the Pacific Division-leading Kings, who have lost four of six in regulation for the first time this season.
John Gibson made 23 saves to win a duel of All-Star goalies. Quick yielded three goals on nine shots before getting replaced early in the second period by Jhonas Enroth.
Tyler Toffoli matched his career high by scoring his 23rd goal during a power play for the Kings, who have lost three straight home games for the first time since the first three games of the season. Alec Martinez scored in the final seconds.
The Southern California rivals have split the first two meetings of the year, each winning on the road. Anaheim has won nine of the clubs’ last 12 regular-season derbies, but Los Angeles won their only playoff series in 2014.
Getzlaf appears to be warming up after a painfully slow start to the season. While his first-period goal was just his fourth of the season, the Ducks captain ended a 12-game goal drought and got his first goal at even strength all year long.
He has found remarkable chemistry with Perron, rejuvenated since arriving from Pittsburgh last month. The veteran forward has eight points in six games with Anaheim, including three goals.
Getzlaf’s goal on a 2-on-1 with Perron was his first at even strength since the 2014-15 regular-season finale on April 11, a span of 16 playoff games and 48 regular-season games. He then became the 138th player to record 500 NHL assists later in the first when Perron deflected home his pass before sliding skates-first into Quick’s net.
Garbutt chased Quick with a nasty wrist shot. The physical forward has played on the winning team in 16 consecutive games since Dec. 27, dating to the Chicago Blackhawks’ 12-game winning streak before he was traded to Anaheim.
Toffoli scored on a weird deflection off his leg, but Lindholm made it 4-1 with a vicious shot. The Swedish defenseman has goals in back-to-back games for the first time in his three-year NHL career.
NOTES: The Kings’ next home game is Feb. 23. They open a seven-game East Coast trip next week. … Getzlaf is 20th among active players in career assists. Jaromir Jagr leads with 1,101, sixth in NHL history. … LW Kyle Clifford returned from a 24-game injury absence for the Kings, suiting up for the first time since Dec. 6. … The Kings wore their road whites for the rivalry game, while the Ducks wore their orange alternate jerseys. Los Angeles apparently hadn’t worn white at Staples Center since before its two Stanley Cup championship seasons.
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