Live Blog: Anaheim at Los Angeles - LA Kings Insider

Los Angeles Kings 4, Anaheim Ducks 3
Final, OT/SO

SOG: LAK – 34; ANA – 28
PP: LAK – 0/1; ANA – 0/1 Boxscore
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LAK starters: G Martin Jones, D Brayden McNabb, D Kevin Raine, LW Tanner Pearson, C Andy Andreoff, RW Tyler Toffoli
ANA starters: G John Gibson, D Clayton Stoner, D Ben Lovejoy, LW Rickard Rakell, C Andrew Cogliano, RW Emerson Etem

-Kyle Clifford, Alec Martinez and Dwight King are tonight’s alternate captains.
-Daniel Emmet performed the national anthem.

Referees: #29 Ian Walsh, #23 Brad Watson
Linesmen: #55 Shane Heyer, #66 Darren Gibbs

LAK – Tanner Pearson denied.
ANA: Jakob Silvferberg SCORES.
LAK: Tyler Toffoli SCORES.
ANA: Patrick Maroon denied.
LAK: Dwight King SCORES.
ANA: Ryan Kesler denied.

5:00 – Just waiting on the dry scrape, here.
4:43 – Brayden McNabb lays a shoulder into Jakob Silfverberg as he enters the Kings’ zone.
2:47 – Kyle Clifford receives pass from Adam Cracknell upon entering Anaheim’s zone, snaps a wrister, Gibson glove save.
1:17 – Dwight King pick-pockets Ryan Kesler right in front of Kings’ net, nixes a solid scoring opportunity.
0:03 – Martin Jones denies Rickard Rakell wrap-around chance.

20:00 – Looks like Martin Jones is going the distance tonight.
17:15 – Jackman on a breakaway. Jones denies his wristshot.
15:50 – Rakell to Cogliano on a two-on-one. Jones slides to his right to deny the quality attempt.
13:38 – Devante Smith-Pelly’s hit on Hampus Lindholm is tonight’s hit of the game.
10:45 – McNabb got caught up ice trying to intercept a pass, but Kevin Raine helped him out with a shot block on a late-developing two-on-one.
8:47 – KINGS GOAL. 3-2. Toffoli (unassisted), 11:13. Breakaway snipe.
8:10 – DUCKS GOAL. 3-3. Kesler (Maroon, Silfverberg) 11:50. Kesler celebrates. Good job by Martinez tying Maroon up, but he’s a big fella and slipped away. Kesler bangs in the centering pass.
6:55 – I’m stepping away to head downstairs. The blog is in your hands, Alex Kinkopf.
3:44 – Tonight’s game announced as a sellout
3:09 – Light scrum in front of Martin Jones’ net, involving Christopher Wagner, who has been pushy tonight
1:33 – Nick Shore nearly capitalizes on a friendly carom behind Gibson’s net.

20:00 – Okay, I’m a Lebowski, you’re a Lebowski.
18:23 – Kings kill the penalty.
17:23 – Weal hit hard upon a zone entry by Bryan Allen, who has seven inches on him.
16:16 – Silfverberg finds a seam down the left wing, fires a wrister off the rush that gets denied by Jones. Shot it into the Chevron without much pressure.
16:16 – Maroon, McNabb sent off for roughing. Some pushing shoving in front of the Kings net.
15:03 – First Lion King chant of the season. What’s up, Section 322?
14:45 – Jones denies Cogliano’s rebound of a shot from the left point. Was well positioned to make the save.
13:03 – DUCKS GOAL. 0-2. Heatley (Karlsson, Beauchemin), 6:57 See below.

10:20 – Puck lifted in the air towards the Anaheim zone, where Toffoli found it with a full head of steam. Snaps off a quick wristshot, which Gibson turns away with his blocker (pad?).

9:04 – KINGS GOAL. 1-2. Nolan (Martinez, Horvat). 10:56.

6:50 – Really nice looking spin move by Ebvert to get the puck out of the zone. Probably should have used the glass, but it was a nice skilled move, nonetheless.
6:16 – KINGS GOAL. 2-2 King (Toffoli, Weal), 13:44. Nice cross-slot feed by Toffoli, snapped high by King past Gibson. Pretty slick one-timer.
0:00 – Period over. Some unpleasantries.

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20:00 – And we’re off.
19:27 – Quality redirection by Emerson Etem. The Grade-A opportunity (and the rebound) was denied by Jones.
17:35 – Good work in the offensive zone by the Sabourin – Horvat – Van der Gulik line
17:16 – Nice poke check by Jones to disrupt a chance down low by Anaheim
15:13 – DUCKS GOAL. 0-1. Emerson (Lindholm, Cogliano), 3:47 Nice job circling the net by Lindholm and finding Etem for the tap in. Good chances generated early by the Ducks.

10:52 – ANA PENALTY. Bryan Allen goes off for roughing.
9:30 – Nice job by Cogliano to knock down a puck that was 4-6 inches above the ice to disrupt a pass while killing a penalty.
8:52 – Power play over
7:48 – Gibson comes out to challenge Van der Gulik for a loose puck. He ends up sending it right into Van der Gulik, who knocks it down, dives, and tries to backhand it into an open net. It drifts wide.
6:11 – Glass issue to Jones’ left. After four minutes or so, it’s fixed.
5:40 – Clifford centering pass to Cracknell is deflected just wide, stickside, past Gibson.

0:50 – Bunched up 3-on-1 or 3-on-2. Pearson centers to Andreoff, hoping for a deflection or redirection. He gets one, but it trickles wide.
0:37 – LAK Penalty. Ebert for hooking.
0:00 – Period over. Hopping on KABC 790 with Nick! Audio link is above.

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