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.

Fun tweets!

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.

Warm-ups pics:

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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.