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Anaheim Ducks 7, Los Angeles Kings 4

Ice Tracker

SOG: LAK – 22; ANA – 31
PP: LAK – 1/2; ANA – 1/4

20:00: Hi! Welcome back to the LA Kings Insider Live blog. To get you caught up, let’s a-
19:43: ANA SHORTHANDED GOAL. 7-4. Clague loses handle of the puck behind the net. It pinballs in front of Petersen – in to replace Campbell – and Henrique pops in Silfverberg’s rebound.
17:10: Petersen gets enough of Cogliano’s 3-on-2 right circle bid with his glove. His right glove! He’s a right-catching goalie, you see.
14:47: LAK PENALTY. Rymsha for tripping.
13:04: Good Fantenberg block of Henrique’s one-time attempt.
9:52: Imama wrestles Montour to the ice; Rymsha scraps with Sherwood. Anaheim gets a power play out of this. Penalties: Imama gets four minutes for roughing, two for cross-checking and a 10-minute misconduct. Rymsha, five minutes for fighting. Montour gets two minutes for fighting and a 10-minute misconduct. Sherwood gets five for fighting and Cogliano gets two minutes for roughing. There will be a quiz on this later.
5:35: Good MacDermid/Henrique jostling/spearing in front of the L.A. net.
2:10: Not pretty hockey. Loosey goosey.

20:00: Live, from Katella Avenue, it’s the second period!
19:10: Short-sode looks from Etem, Iafallo; no dice.
17:33 ANA GOAL. 3-1. Comtois (Gibbons, Lindholm). Lindholm’s outlet finds Gibbons, who pulls the puck around Phaneuf and leaves it for Comtois, who skates in alone on a breakaway. He beats Campbell five-hole.
15:42: PENALTY ANA. Lindholm for high sticking. Two-handed cross-check to Anderson-Dolan’s face.
15:15: LAK POWER PLAY GOAL. 3-2. Phaneuf (Amadio, Clague). Clapper from the left circle. Nice Amadio-to-Pearson look moments prior that Pettersson got his stick on.
14:15: LAK GOAL. 3-3. Etem (LaDue, Iafallo). Etem snaps a LaDue end boards carom under the crossbar.
13:43: ANA GOAL. 4-3. Rakell (unassisted). Rakell backhanded wraparound beats Campbell far post as MacDermid defended.
12:18: Brickley steps up, lays a big hit on Cogliano. Nice, assertive play.
10:30: Kempe steals the puck from Getzlaf and skates on a contested, angled break from the left side. Miller fights off his snapper.
7:46: ANA POWER PLAY GOAL. 5-3. Silfverberg (Fowler, Henrique). Silfverberg pushes a Fowler end boards carom off Campbell’s skate and in.
7:21: LAK GOAL. 5-4. Pearson (Amadio). Pearson wills the puck in on his third stuff attempt. Nice saucer pass from Amadio, who has five assists in four preseason games. His footwork is noticeably faster, and he’s making faster decisions, too.
6:55: LAK PENALTY. Clague for hooking.
4:08: Nice scoring chance. Anderson-Dolan to Rempal. Miller comes out to challenge and makes a key save.
2:55: ANA GOAL. 6-4. Comtois (Pettersson, Lundestrom). MacDermid steps up to make a hit on Lundestrom, misses. Lundestrom goes high to Pettersson, who touches it to Comtois for the one-timer. Comtois taking full advantage of the opportunity presented by Nick Ritchie’s absence.
2:20: Brickley caught up ice; Campbell fights off Getzlaf’s dangerous chance from the left circle on the ensuing three-on-two.
1:41: Luff short-side chance knocked down, covered by Miller.
0:53: ANA PENALTY. Pettersson for delay of game.
0:00: Period over.

20:00: Reyes y patos, vamos!
19:10: Good forechecking shift by Luff.
16:30: Miller kicks aside Brickley8’s wrister through traffic.
15:55: First Go Kings Go chant of the night.
15:40: First Let’s Go Ducks chant of the night.
14:10: Imama, Getzlaf collide; Getzlaf falls.
13:18: ANA GOAL. 1-0. Henrique (Silfverberg, Montour). Henrique scoops up a long rebound of a Silfverberg shot, catches Campbell going against the grain, patiently skates across the low slot and deposits the puck into an open net.
11:20: Thompson spins, snaps a loose puck on goal. Good left pad Miller save.
7:54: ANA GOAL. 2-0. Sustr (Fowler, Comtois). Campbell attempts to glove Sustr’s shot from distance, but it deflects off the top of his glove, pops into the air, and caroms off his back before trickling past the goal line just as the net was dislodged from its peg.
7:13: LAK PENALTY. Phaneuf for slashing.
6:30: Kase misses wide on a redirect with ample net to work with.
4:20: Clear Cogliano interference on Thompson along the right wing isn’t called.
3:56: Lundstrom sneaks past Brickley, tries to open up Campbell with a soft-touch backhand. Campbell doesn’t bite. Good stop.
2:51: LAK GOAL. 2-1. Wagner (MacDermid). Blazing Wagner speed allows him to win a footrace with Pettersson for the puck. High-blocker on the breakaway. He scored lots of goals like that in junior. Wagner has had a good camp, and it’s a good sign that he’s able to play his own game at this level.
0:40: LaDue hops off the bench, tees up a low-to-high pass during some brief zone time. The hard, low shot deflects wide, far post.
0:00: ~fin~

Pre-game notes: Dion Phaneuf, Tanner Pearson and Nate Thompson are tonight’s alternate captains. … The Kings aligned with forward groups of Pearson-Amadio-Luff, Iafallo-Kempe-Etem, Wagner-Anderson-Dolan-Thompson and Imama-Rymsha-Rempal with defensive pairings of Phaneuf-Clague, Brickley-Fantenberg and MacDermid-LaDue. Jack Campbell is expected to start in goal and go the distance. He’ll be backed up by Cal Petersen.

LAK starters: G Jack Campbell, D Kale Clague, D Dion Phaneuf, LW Alex Iafallo, C Adrian Kempe, RW Emerson Etem
ANA starters: G Ryan Miller, D Hampus Lindholm, D Josh Manson, LW Rickard Rakell, C Ryan Getzlaf, RW Troy Terry

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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.