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Los Angeles Times

John Gibson, Ducks shut out Kings, 1-0

“The goal occurred after Kings defenseman Brayden McNabb couldn’t corral the puck at the end boards. Getzlaf grabbed it and made a saucer pass to a pinching Manson, who shot into an open right side of the net for his second goal this season and first since Dec.15.”

Three takeaways from the Ducks’ 1-0 shutout of the Kings

“Sutter indicated a change was needed, and it could be interpreted as a critique of Muzzin and Martinez, who are a minus-8 and minus-11, respectively, in their past six games. ‘We moved guys around,’ Sutter said. ‘Quite honest, we’ve got top defensemen that have had really tough times this season, so we split them up tonight.'”

OC Register

Josh Manson’s second-period goal is all Ducks need to beat Kings

“They’re not lighting up the scoreboard but the Ducks didn’t need to Sunday night. A focused, defensive-minded effort, another razor-sharp effort by John Gibson and a goal by Josh Manson was enough to give them a 1-0 win over the Kings at Honda Center.”

Miller: This Freeway Faceoff was as exciting as a rush-hour traffic jam

“As of this writing, the Ducks are in a playoff position and the Kings are just outside a wild-card spot, meaning both could advance to the postseason. As everyone knows, for a winter sport, hockey decides nothing until the spring anyway.”

SB Nation – Anaheim Calling

Ducks vs Kings RECAP: Beat LA

“A Ducks penalty would be of no harm as the Kings failed to register a shot on the power play. Perry would then lead the charge on a 3v2 as his rebound found its way to Getzlaf, who was shut down by Budaj.”


Manson scores lone goal as Gibson, Ducks shut out Kings 1-0

“While the Kings were able to bring their heavy game in the first period despite playing the second game of a back-to-back, it was the Ducks’ forecheck that set up the only goal of an intense and physical game.”