A goal with 1:04 remaining in the second period allowed the Kings to pull within one goal. At the end of a power play, Anze Kopitar executed a give-and-go play with Ryan Smyth. Kopitar passed, then went to the net and one-timed a shot past Hiller.
The Ducks got their two-goal lead back just 24 seconds later. Corey Perry carried the puck into the Kings’ zone, skated a little wide of Sean O’Donnell to create space, then sent a wrist shot to the far post that cleanly beat Quick with 1:30 remaining.