Game 71: Kings 4, Ducks 2 (FINAL)

It’s the final game of the crosstown series between the Kings and the Anaheim Ducks, in Anaheim. Can the Kings keep pace in the Western Conference? All the action is on Prime Ticket and on 1150-AM and affiliates, with all the game updates here as well…

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Hiller.
Kings 3, Ducks 2: The Ducks pulled within one goal at the 3:53 mark after a great individual effort by Luca Sbisa. Sbisa carried the puck into the Kings’ zone and skated around Jeff Carter just inside the blue line. With Rob Scuderi defending, Sbisa shot from the right circle and Quick made the save, but Sbisa was able to get to the net and knock his own rebound past Quick. Cam Fowler and Teemu Selanne picked up assists.
Kings 4, Ducks 2: Mike Richards scored an empty-net goal with 11.1 seconds remaining to clinch the victory.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Ducks 43-20 in the game.

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Hiller.
Kings 3, Ducks 1: The Kings had killed 33 consecutive penalties, but the Ducks got on the scoreboard with a power-play goal at the 3:41 mark. Cam Fowler took a slap shot from the blue line, through traffic, and the puck appeared to get deflected in front, then hit Quick’s pad and trickled over the line. Ryan Getzlaf and Teemu Selanne picked up assists.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Ducks 19-6 in the period. The Kings went 0-for-1 on the penalty kill and did not have a power play.

Officials: Dan O’Rourke, Brian Pochmara (referees); Jay Sharrers, Lonnie Cameron (linesmen).
Lineups: Davis Drewiske, Brad Richardson and Kevin Westgarth are the Kings’ healthy scratches. Corey Perry and Luca Sbisa are in the lineup for the Ducks, with Nate Guenin, George Parros and Rod Pelley as healthy scratches.
In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Quick against the Ducks’ Jonas Hiller.
Kings 1, Ducks 0: The Kings took the lead 2:40 into the game. After a D-to-D pass from Matt Greene, Alec Martinez sent a wrist shot toward the net from the left point. With Jordan Nolan cruising in front to run traffic, the shot beat Hiller. Greene and Colin Fraser picked up assists.
Kings 2, Ducks 0: Anze Kopitar’s goal gave the Kings a two-goal lead at the 9:33 mark of the period. After a scramble in front of the Kings’ net, the Kings started a counter-attack with a pass by Matt Greene. Justin Williams found Kopitar in the neutral zone, and with a burst of speed, Kopitar took the puck wide — while being defended by Lubomir Visnovsky — and beat Hiller with a high, sharp wrist shot.
Kings 3, Ducks 0: The Kings took a three-goal lead with eight seconds remaining in the period. After Corey Perry fell and lost the puck in the Kings’ zone, Drew Doughty and Justin Williams started a 2-on-1 break. Doughty kept the puck for a long time, then pushed an awkward pass toward Williams. With his back to the net, Williams took a backhand whack and the puck and knocked it past Hiller.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Ducks 14-8 in the period. The Kings went 0-for-2 on the power play and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill.

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