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Los Angeles Kings 2, Anaheim Ducks 1

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Attendance; 15,179

LAK starters: G Jonathan Quick, D Robyn Regehr, D Drew Doughty, LW Matt Frattin, C Mike Richards, RW Jeff Carter
ANA starters: G Viktor Fasth, D Sami Vatanen, D Bryan Allen, LW Dustin Penner, C Ryan Getzlaf, RW Teemu Selanne

Referees: Rob Martell, Ian Walsh
Linesmen: John Grandt, Andy McElman

Note: The Kings Live Pre-season Special will debut on Prime Ticket following tonight’s game and touch on the following topics:
-Players battling for positions in training camp
-The team’s efforts to preserve their identity
-The team’s blue line, which is one of the deepest in the NHL
-What it would take for Drew Doughty to win the Norris Trophy
-Forecasts of the new-look Pacific Division

First Period
0:00 – We have a ceremonial puck drop featuring captains of the USC & UCLA club hockey teams.
0:20 – An early give-and-go between Teemu Selanne and Ryan Getzlaf results in a quality scoring opportunity but no shot on goal for the Ducks. The return pass to Selanne hopped over his stick.
1:41 – Willie Mitchell records a shot on goal on his first shift, a wrister through traffic from the blue line that Fasth gloved.
4:34 – Slava Voynov is whistled for hooking.
6:09 – ANAHEIM GOAL Hampus Lindholm PPG (Nick Bonino, Patrick Maroon). 1-0 ANA. Anaheim’s reserve PP unit cashes in on as Lindholm scores on a wristshot from from a stride or two inside the right point with traffic in front. Lindholm, who played in the AHL as an 18-year-old last season, potted his third of the pre-season. He was selected sixth overall in 2012.
7:24 – Drew Doughty is whistled for boarding.
7:55 – Trevor Lewis is whistled for holding, and the Ducks will have 1:30 of a five-on-three.
7:58 – Make up call! Dustin Penner is whistled for hooking after the Kings won the faceoff.
9:39 – Some nice Quick stops on Selanne, Bonino and Fowler during the four-on-three.
11:05 – Big neutral zone hit by Dwight King on John Kurtz. Brad Staubitz was on the ice while it happened, so naturally he has to answer for it. Good tilt by King and Staubitz. No instigator for Staubitz.
13:45 – Daniel Carcillo is whistled for interference.
16:00 – Freshly out of the box, Carcillo snaps a shot off during a late-developing two-on-one that really actually never developed. Fasth makes the save.
18:44 – Slippery move by Rickard Rakell, who beat Matt Greene wide. His centering pass deflected in the air and was gloved by Quick.

0:00 – And we’re back!
2:05 – Good early pressure in the Anaheim zone.
4:25 – Beauty of a one-on-one move by Anze Kopitar on Kyle Palmieri. Pushed the puck past the Ducks forward while working it into the Anaheim zone and stepped wide around Palmieri. Fasth denied his close-range chance.
5:25 – Fasth blocker save on a Justin Williams contested breakaway off a Jonathan Quick stretch pass.
9:00 – Did Jeff Carter just take a slapshot? I think Jeff Carter just took a slapshot.
13:30 – Has anyone noticed Dustin Penner tonight? Me neither.
14:00 – Jeff Carter dishes the puck across the crease towards an open Mike Richards. It deflects off something, and Richards wasn’t able to find the handle.
14:31 – Devante Smith-Pelly is whistled for interference. L.A. gets its first power play longer than three seconds.
16:02 – Mark Fistric is whistled for slashing. L.A. will receive 30 seconds of a five-on-three.
16:35 – Good movement towards the end of the five-on-three, but Drew Doughty’s touch pass was one-timed into a sliding Fasth with no rebound generated.
16:56 – LOS ANGELES GOAL Justin Williams PPG (Alec Martinez, Slava Voynov). 1-1. Good vision by Martinez to find a wide open WIlliams in the interior of the right circle. Williams’ wrister beat Fasth up high, short side.
17:52 – Patrick Maroon drives the net, makes contact up high on Quick with his right leg. Fraser comes to the defense of his goaltender. Maroon gets a goalie interference and a roughing, and Fraser gets a roughing. L.A. is back on the power play.
20:00 – PERIOD OVER. L.A. outshot Anaheim 14-4 in the second period and dictated most of the play.

0:00 – We’re underway.
2:20 – Drew Doughty’s wristshot from the blue line deflected of Dan Carcillo before Fasth adjusted and made a fine save.
3:41 – LOS ANGELES GOAL Anze Kopitar (Dwight King, Justin Williams). 2-1 LAK. Dwight King continues his fine preseason by dishing to Kopitar to earn an assist on the give-and-go. Kopitar redirects King’s pass past Fasth on the backhand.
13:00 – On a late developing two-on-one, Matt Frattin’s pass towards Mike Richards deflected off the Anaheim defender’s skate. The Kings are outshooting the Ducks 28-24.
14:00 – Jordan Nolan elected to shoot on a two-on-one and snapped a hard, low shot that Fasth kicked aside.
14:40 – Terrific offensive zone puck movement by the Kings, led by Kopitar. Poetry. Crowd responds with an ovation.
18:35 – Rakell was left alone to Quick’s right, but the Kings goalie cut down the angle and forced the shot wide. Rakell was impressive in the rookie games earlier this month and appears to be holding his own in the preseason.
18:40 – Anaheim’s net is empty.
20:00 – Game over.

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.