Los Angeles Kings 4, Anaheim Ducks 2
SOG: LAK – 25; ANA – 34
PP: LAK – 0/3; ANA – 0/6
LAK starters: G Martin Jones, D Robyn Regehr, D Slava Voynov, LW Dwight King, C Mike Richards, RW Justin Williams
ANA starters: G Frederik Andersen, D Hampus Lindholm, D Francois Beauchemin, LW Dany Heatley, C Ryan Getzlaf, RW Corey Perry
Referees: #32 Tom Kowal, #37 Kyle Rehman
Linesmen: #91 Don Henderson, #98 John Grandt
20:00 – Once more unto the breach.
19:00 – Nice skating to settle down a play and create a zone exit by McNabb.
16:08 – KINGS GOAL. 4-2. Carter (Toffoli, Pearson), 3:52. Good work around the net by Toffoli and Pearson before the puck pops loose to Carter on the doorstep. He roofs it.
12:04 – Fine Jones save on a close-range deflection. He covers with Cogliano looking to pounce on the rebound.
10:22 – Vatanen goes hard and almost head-first into the boards. He appears to be fine.
10:22 – PENALTY LAK. Andreoff goes off for tripping Vatanen.
9:10 – PENALTY LAK. McNabb chips the puck over the glass, so the Kings will have to kill their second 5-on-3 tonight.
8:22 – Andreoff penalty killed.
7:10 – Both ends of the 5-on-3 killed.
2:05 – PENALTY ANA. Kesler for interference.
1:01 – Perry hits the post on a slapshot from the high slot.
0:40 – Go Kings Go chants.
0:00 – Game over.
Jeff Carter hat trick. I think he's made the team.
— Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider) September 29, 2014
20:00 – Let’s do this.
18:08 – Arbitrary Anaheim Stanchion Bounce™ leads to a Cogliano rush. His shot catches Jones and the outside of the post.
16:39 – Puck pops back to Greene at the right point, but Anderson gloves his slapshot.
14:11 – PENALTY LAK. Offensive zone hooking call against Andreoff.
13:36 – PENALTY LAK. Carter double-minor for high sticking. Some Anaheim miscommunication as Los Angeles never touched the puck, and the clock continued to run. The gaffe took 10 seconds off what would have been a very lengthy 5-on-3.
12:11 – Front half of the 5-on-3 killed off. “Go Kings Go” chants resume.
11:22 – Good Jones save of a Karlsson redirection from the slot.
11:15 – Slava Voynov stands up an off-balance, stickhandling Corey Perry with a nice hit. Perry eventually gets up.
9:36 – Kings kill off the second half of the 5-on-3. Very little sustained Anaheim pressure during the 5-on-4 portion.
8:21 – Andersen denies Andreoff’s backhand attempt off a rebound.
6:04 – Andreoff breaks through the defense, tries to go forehand-backhand. His first attempt and rebound attempt are denied, but he draws a hooking call on Lovejoy.
6:04 – PENALTY ANA. Lovejoy off for hooking.
4:40 – Carter one-timer feed denied by Anderson after some good speed down the wing. Nice job by Pearson to get the puck into empty space.
4:00 – Getzlaf-to-Perry shorthanded, late-developing two-on-one. Perry’s redirection sails over the net.
2:43 – DUCKS GOAL. 2-2. Etem (Karlsson, Fowler), 17:17. Karlsson – who has been very good tonight – shoots high, catching Jones’ shoulder. The puck pops down at Etem’s feet. His first attempt on the rebound is denied by the post before he chips the puck past Jones to tie the game.
1:29 – KINGS GOAL. 3-2. Carter (Voynov, Pearson), 18:31. Carter calmly backhands the rebound of a Voynov point shot past Anderson after his attempted deflection. Net was open; Andersen was vulnerable.
0:00 – Period over.
20:00 – Here we go.
19:35 – First “Go Kings Go” chant. It upsets 3/5 of the fans here.
19:05 – Home fans respond with “Lets go Ducks.”
17:13 – KINGS GOAL. 1-0. Regehr (Dowd, Cracknell), 2:47. Nic Dowd offered a nice backhanded pass to an open Regehr, who wristed the puck at the net. It deflects off the leg of a Duck and in for an early lead.
15:00 – Nice play by Van der Gulik to win a battle for a puck against two Ducks in a spring into the Anaheim zone. He created space and found a forward entering the zone (Dowd?), though Andersen’s blocker denied the ensuing wrist shot.
14:15 – Regehr hit on Lindholm to the right of Jones.
13:39 – PENALTY ANA. Perry goes off for roughing. He’s whistled for a two-handed cross-check to McNabb’s face.
12:45 – McNabb operating up top on the power play.
11:39 – Penalty over.
11:18 – Greene one-time blast Catches Kesler around the knee. He’s a bit stung by it.
10:51 – Dany Heatley gets through on a clear cut breakaway, though Martin Jones extends his right pad to deny the winger’s handsy move. Awfully nice lunging save by Jones.
8:45 – Karlsson rings one off the inside of the post, and then…
8:35 – KINGS GOAL. 2-0. Carter (Toffoli), 11:25. Immediately after Karlsson draws iron, Carter flies down the right wing and goes post-in past Anderson.
8:24 – DUCKS GOAL. 2-1. Vatanen (Heatley, Perry), 11:36. The young, puck-moving defenseman gets the puck through traffic and past Jones.
6:15 – PENALTY LAK. Voynov off for hooking. Really nice play by Van der Gulik to lunge and block a net-bound shot during the delayed call after some quality Ducks puck movement.
4:15 – Penalty over.
0:45 – Williams finds a seam after a line change and after a quick burst has his wristshot denied by Anderson.
0:12 – Eterm’s point blank attempt kicked aside by Jones.
0:00 – Period ends with Etem’s attempted dangle getting denied (by McNabb?).
PRE-GAME NOTES, PHOTOS
-Martin Jones led the Kings onto the ice, so he’ll draw the start tonight.
-Matt Greene, Mike Richards and Jeff Carter are serving as alternate captains.
-Frederik Andersen will start for Anaheim.
-Dawn Wright performed the national anthem.