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Los Angeles Kings 4, Anaheim Ducks 2

SOG: LAK – 25; ANA – 34
PP: LAK – 0/3; ANA – 0/6 Box Score
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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

Attendance: 15,321

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.

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?).


-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.









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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.