LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Perron scored the go-ahead power-play goal in the second period and the surging Anaheim Ducks earned their 11th consecutive victory, beating the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Saturday and taking over sole possession of the Pacific Division lead from their Southern California rivals.
The Ducks trailed the Kings by as many as 16 points on the morning of Jan. 20.
But since then, Anaheim has gone 18-1-1 and Los Angeles 9-9-1. The teams each have 18 games left, including one more matchup on April 7 at Los Angeles.
The Ducks, trying to win a fourth straight division title, lead the season series 3-1 and have won 11 of the past 14 regular-season meetings overall — including a 4-2 victory last Sunday at Honda Center.
Ryan Kesler and Jacob Silfverberg also scored for Anaheim and Frederik Andersen made 32 saves in his first start against the Kings this season, helping Bruce Boudreau earn his 400th regular-season coaching victory.
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