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Before the game, the Kings made their second set of roster cuts, with more cuts expected to be announced tomorrow. Assigned to Manchester of the American Hockey League were forwards Andy Andreoff, Ray Kaunisto, Brandon Kozun and Linden Vey, defensemen Nicolas Deslauriers, David Kolomatis and Patrick Mullen and goalie Martin Jones. Tyler Toffoli was re-assigned to his junior team.
In goal: It’s still Quick against Deslauriers. Kevin Westgarth has not played since his second-period fight and is not on the Kings’ bench. No update on his status has been given yet.
Ducks 3, Kings 1: The Kings got on the scoreboard 5:43 into the third period. Jarret Stoll’s stretch pass found Andrei Loktionov in the neutral zone. Loktionov skated in alone and tucked the puck past Deslauriers with a backhand move.
End of game: The Kings outshot the Ducks 33-18 but went 0-for-6 on the power play (including two very brief chances) in the loss.
In goal: It’s still Quick against Deslauriers.
Ducks 1, Kings 0: The Ducks broke the scoreless tie 2:45 into the period, with Kyle Palmieri getting the even-strength goal off an assist from Maxime Macenauer. A centering attempt got a fortunate deflection in front of the net and beat Quick.
Ducks 2, Kings 0: The first of the Ducks’ two goals in the final minute came with 40 seconds remaining. A rebound came into the slot, where Andrew Gordon jumped on it all alone and beat Quick with a backhand wrist shot. Assists went to Andrew Cogliano and Devante Smith-Pelly.
Ducks 3, Kings 0: Just 11 seconds after their second goal, the Ducks took a three-goal lead on Patrick Maroon’s goal, with assists to Dan Sexton and Peter Holland.
In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Quick against the Ducks’ Jeff Deslauriers, with the Ducks going with a lineup heavy with young players and prospects.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Ducks 6-4 in the scoreless period. The Kings went 0-for-2 on the power play and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill.