Live Blog: Los Angeles at Anaheim
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LAK starters: G Jonathan Quick, D Jake Muzzin, D Drew Doughty, LW Tanner Pearson, C Anze Kopitar, RW Tyler Toffoli
ANA starters: G Viktor Fasth, D Cam Fowler, D Ben Lovejoy, LW Patrick Maroon, C Nick Bonino, RW Devante Smith-Pelly
Referees: Mike Leggo, Trevor Hanson
Linesmen: Vaughan Rody, Jay Sharrers
Jarret Stoll, Anze Kopitar and Matt Greene are wearing an “A” on their jerseys tonight. No surprise there.
1:08 – Quick with a nice glove save on a Dustin Penner backhand. Penner is wearing #17 for Anaheim. Corey Perry sidestepped Jeff Schultz to set up the quality opportunity.
2:30 – Linden Vey weathered a heavy hit deep in LA territory.
5:38 – Mat Clark of Anaheim whistled for interference. LAK on PP.
9:15 – Stoll with good hustle on the backcheck to lift up Penner’s stick and disrupt an Anaheim scoring chance.
10:10 – Mat Clark of Anaheim whistled for tripping. That’s ::counts:: two minor penalties for Clark in the first 10:10. LA back on the power play.
14:34 – Cam Fowler whistled for high sticking. Double-minor.
15:08 – LOS ANGELES GOAL Matt Frattin (Drew Doughty), PPG. 1-0 LAK – Frattin with a really nice little pause when bringing the puck from the boards that moved Nick Bonino out of position. A quick release beats Fasth between his legs. Comes on the first half of the PP.
16:37 – Jarret Stoll takes a holding penalty with 31 seconds remaining on the PP.
18:51 – Devante Smith-Pelly whistled for tripping. LA back on the power play.
1:00 – Anaheim has killed off the Smith-Pelly minor.
1:55 – Penalty shot LA. Great little flip from Lewis to Clifford; Clifford was hooked on a partial break.
1:55 – Clifford denied. Lefthanded shooter began wide to his left and cut to the middle. Shot stopped by Fasth’s glove.
4:29 – How do I make my F5 button automatically type “Penalty on Anaheim”? Smith-Pelly for interference.
7:10 – LOS ANGELES GOAL Scott Sabourin (Jeff Schultz, Linden Vey). 2-0 LAK – Sabourin streaked down the right wing and beat Fasth up high, gloveside, with a wristshot. Lots of LA zone time tonight.
13:28 – Tanner Pearson tripping minor…killed off.
15:30 – A couple of quick odd-man rushes during the PK. Kopitar – Martinez on a two-on-one was the best opportunity. Martinez did a good job presenting himself to accept the pass, but the Anaheim defender blocked it.
18:17 – LOS ANGELES GOAL Drew Doughty (Jake Muzzin, Jeff Carter). 3-0 LAK – Doughty low-to-the-ice wrister from the right point gets through some traffic and past Fasth. Almost looked like it was deflected by Frattin, who was in the vicinity. Fasth may have been distracted by him.
20:00 – Los Angeles is outshooting Anaheim 25-12 after two. There was a bit of a scrum in the LA end as the buzzer sounded. Some jawing as the teams headed back to their tunnels. Doughty whistled for slashing, so Anaheim will go on the power play to begin the third. Long discussion with Greene and a linesman as the teams exited the ice.
0:00 – Mathieu Garon in for LA. John Gibson in for Anaheim. Quick: 12/12; Fasth: 23/26.
7:00 – Controversial hybrid icing to some in attendance.
9:03 – LOS ANGELES GOAL Jeff Carter (Tanner Pearson). 4-0 LAK – Two-on-one for Pearson and Carter with Pearson carrying the puck on the right wing. He elects to snap off a wristshot. Gibson knocks the puck down but was unable to cover. Carter bangs in the loose puck from the paint.
10:25 – Quick scrum involving all 10 skaters in the corner to the right of Gibson. Nothing major. No penalties.
10:25 – OK we’re getting penalties. Clifford and Staubitz with 10-minute misconducts.
12:05 – LOS ANGELES GOAL Jeff Carter (Matt Frattin, Mike Richards). 5-0 LAK – The development on that breakaway was visible from Tustin. So much space for Carter. Frattin springs him loose, and he scores on a wrister (were you expecting something else?) from just above the hash marks.
15:57 – LOS ANGELES GOAL Anze Kopitar (Matt Frattin, Drew Doughty). 6-0 LAK. Snapper from the right circle. Everything is taking place in Anaheim’s end tonight.