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Lance Pugmire: What we learned from the Ducks’ 3-2 shootout win over the Kings

“With his tying third-period goal, Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen gave Anaheim a five-game streak of scoring a power-play goal for the first time since Nov. 25-Dec. 4, 2011.”

Lance Pugmire: Frederik Andersen shows staying power in goal for Ducks

“Andersen’s 2.30 goals-against average and .917 saves percentage fall outside the NHL top 10, but he has a knack for what Boudreau likes most: making the stop that counts the most.”

Lisa Dillman: Ducks wind up spoiling Kings’ party in a shootout

“Anaheim has been the master of tightrope hockey, going 21-0-6 in one-goal games heading into Saturday night.”


Eric Stephens: Final: Ducks 3, Kings 2 (SO)

“The best seems to come out in the reigning Stanley Cup champions in a rivalry that’s on its way to becoming a Southern California blood feud.”

Rich Hammond: Rival goalies have varying degrees of success

“Andersen (26 saves) and Quick (29 saves) both got beat on goals that deflected off teammates.”

Jeff Miller: Ducks look good, but will it last?

“I double-checked Saturday just to be certain. Yeah, the NHL says that, despite everything else tilting in the Ducks’ favor, the Kings still eliminated them when it really mattered.”


Lizbrownstein: Andersen Backstops Ducks To 3-2 Shootout Win Over Kings

“The 11 shots from the Kings in the third period and overtime were all met by a confident and perfectly positioned Anaheim netminder, who was really on his game most of the night.”