WHO: Los Angeles Kings (0-1-1) vs. Anaheim Ducks (1-1-0)
WHAT: 2023 Rookie Faceoff – Game 3
WHEN: Monday, September 18 – 12:30 PM
WHERE: City National Arena – Las Vegas, NV
HOW TO FOLLOW: VIDEO: Live Stream via LAKings.com – TWITTER: @ShafReign, @LAKings
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Kings 2, Ducks 4
20:00 – Trailing by a pair of goals to begin the third, the Kings will look to cut into the deficit right away with a 5-on-3 power play chance for 1:23.
17:50 – The Kings set up a shooting gallery during their two-man advantage but were unable to convert on the opportunity. Ziemmer had the best look just seconds into the period, which was stopped by a diving Tomas Suchanek. Pinelli, Laferriere, Lee and Nousiainen also had time on the man-advantage unit.
13:07 – Anaheim’s Rodwin Dionicio lined up on the left circle and wristed a shot past the glove of Portillo to open up a three-goal advantage for the Ducks.
10:38 – Koehn Ziemmer, who has dressed for the Kings in all three of the team’s games this week, has been one of LA’s most visible forwards today despite not being able to find the back of the net. Ziemmer led another rush into the Ducks end and let a wrist shot go from in between the circles that was stopped by the glove of Suchanek.
9:50 – LAK GOAL – A tip in front by Andre Lee puts the Kings back within two off an initial shot by Alex Laferriere. It’s Lee’s second goal in as many games for LA this week. Angus Booth picked up the secondary assist on the goal, which came on the power play.
6:56 – Portillo has come up with a couple of big saves to keep the Kings with two as we come up on the final minutes of the third period. The netminder is the only one of LA’s goaltenders who has been given the opportunity to play a full 60 minutes this week.
3:04 – Erik Portillo is at the bench for the Kings, who have an extra attacker on the ice tying to get back into the game late.
1:32 – Francesco Pinelli was called for high-sticking Anaheim’s Nathan Gaucher on a faceoff and the Kings have to bring Portillo back onto the ice and into the net for a late penalty kill.
0:00 – The Kings come up short this afternoon to the Ducks’ prospects at City National Arena.
20:00 – We’re underway in the second, with Anaheim leading the Kings 1-0.
19:36 – Andre Lee got open in front of the Ducks net for a deflection and an early shot on goal for LA. He has shown good chemistry with linemates Francesco Pinelli and Alex Laferriere today.
18:02 – A good shift in the offensive zone for the Kings that had a backhand shot by Lee stopped in front of the net ended and Lee was called for a penalty as he was retreating back into his own zone. Ducks to the power play.
15:24 – Moments after the penalty to Lee expired, Kim Nousiainen was taken down behind the play in the Kings zone and now LA has a power play.
13:21 – LAK GOAL – Sean Tschigerl put the finishing touches on a feed by Jamsen with a low wrist shot that found the back of the net to tie the game at 1-1. That must have felt good for Tschigerl, who was formerly a fifth-round draft pick of the Ducks.
13:15 – Kaleb Lawrence and Jaxsen Wiebe dropped the gloves in the Ducks’ zone for a good bout as Anaheim looks to regain momentum.
10:25 – Leo Carlsson, the second overall pick in June’s NHL Draft, converted with a low wrist shot after securing the puck off a turnover in the Kings zone and the Ducks have the lead back at 2-1.
8:26 – Another own-zone turnover costs the Kings and this time it it was Yegor Sidorov who took advantage for the Ducks, using a deke to beat Portillo and put Anaheim in front, 3-1.
7:30 – Anaheim’ s Konnor Smith sent Jakub Dvorak into the boards and Andre Lee stood up for his teammate, immediately dropping the gloves with the Ducks defender after the hit.
2:15 – Tschigerl, who has had an eventful period, was called for tripping. The Ducks get a late power play late in the frame.
0:00 – The Kings killed the penalty to Tschigerl and then earned a power play of their own when Kim Nousiainen took a slash from Nico Myatovic while carrying the puck out of his own end. Another penalty was called on Nathan Gaucher with six seconds left in the period and LA will have a 5-on-3 for 1:23 to begin the third.
20:00 – The Kings and Ducks are underway in today’s matinee Rookie Faceoff finale!
19:05 – The first quality chance of the afternoon came from Anaheim’s Coulson Pitre, who had a bit in front of the Kings net that was turned out by Portillo.
16:56 – A nice feed by Nathan Burke found Kaleb Lawrence open in front of the net for a look that was stopped by Anaheim’s Tomas Suchanek. Was probably Lawrence’s best chance of the week thus far.
10:00 – Halfway through the opening period and the game is still scoreless. The unofficial shots on goal total favors the Kings, 4-3.
8:48 – Portillo just made his best save of the frame, diving to his left to keep a high shot out of the net.
8:18 – A wrist shot over Portillo’s glove by forward Ben King makes it 1-0 Anaheim.
7:31 – LA invitee Nathan Burke goes off for slashing, giving Anaheim the first power play of the afternoon.
6:01 – A slashing call goes the other way on the Ducks with 31 seconds remaining in Burke’s penalty. LA will have an abbreviated power play for their first man-advantage.
4:00 – The Kings were unable to convert on their short power play look and the teams have returned to even strength. Pinelli had a decent look at the net from the high slot early on in the chance.
1:21 – Laferriere has really impressed all over the ice this week. He’s never afraid to get a shot off and had a look from the right circle late in the period turned out by Suchanek.
0:00 – Overall, a pretty even first frame between the two teams but Anaheim was able to score the only goal of the period.
Kings Lineup –
Andre Lee – Francesco Pinelli – Alex Laferriere
Sean Tschigerl – Isaac Johnson – Koehn Ziemmer
Easton Armstrong – Aatu Jamsen – Ryan Francis
Kaleb Lawrence – Ty Thorpe – Nathan Burke
Jakub Dvorak – Kim Nousiainen
Angus Booth – Samuel Mayer
Jacob Modry – Max Coyle