Preseason Game Thread – Kings vs. Ducks, 10/9

Los Angeles Kings 3, Anaheim Ducks 4
FINAL – SO
Game Preview
WATCH: Bally Sports West
LISTEN: LA Kings Audio Network Live Stream
SOG: LAK – 32 ANA – 27
PP: LAK – 1/2 ANA – 1/4

First Period
1. ANA – Trevor Zegras (2) – (Kevin Shattenkirk, Rickard Rakell) – 8:02
2. LAK – Gabriel Vilardi (2) – (Vladimir Tkachev, Sean Walker) – 17:36

Second Period
3. LAK – Gabriel Vilardi (3) – (Adrian Kempe, Alex Iafallo) – 4:22
4. ANA – Adam Henrique (2) – (Trevor Zegras, Greg Pateryn) – 8:02

Third Period
5. LAK – Vladimir Tkachev (1) – (Sean Walker, Phillip Danault) – 4:57 (PP)
6. ANA – Max Comtois (1) – (Trevor Zegras, Kevin Shattenkirk) – 6:02 (PP)

Shootout

For the final time, it’s a preseason game day, Insiders! The Kings host the Anaheim Ducks in a rematch of Wednesday evening’s game in Anaheim, completing the exhibition series against the Ducks. LA is expected to ice a more veteran lineup than it did on Wednesday evening, with the majority of the team’s veterans slated to dress tonight at home. Wednesday’s game was a “show me” game for many on or around the roster bubble, with forward Arthur Kaliyev impressing enough to retain his place in the lineup this evening at STAPLES Center.

With one eye on the present and the other on the week ahead, the Kings will look to avoid injury or misfortune this evening, with the primary goals of tonight’s action being to remain healthy and to fine-tune individual games before the matchups start awarding points on Thursday. With the Vegas Golden Knights and Opening Night dead ahead, we’ll be keeping an eye on select players, while trusting others to do what they need to do to best set themselves up for success five days from now. Kings and Ducks, the Freeway Faceoff, coming up next!

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