Fresh off a 6-2 takedown of the visiting Coyotes in their preseason debut, the Ducks will turn around and face the rival Kings tonight at Honda Center (7 p.m.).
The Ducks erupted for three goals on their first three shots, and four in the first period overall to virtually put the game away early. Six different Ducks found the net, while Andrew Cogliano had three assists.
"It’s still preseason, and the first game, but I thought we did what they asked us to do, in terms of systems and what we’ve learned in camp," Cogliano said. "I thought it was a good start, especially because we play tomorrow against L.A. It was a good start."
The Coyotes were one night removed from sweeping the Kings in two split-squad games last night – one in Phoenix and one in LA.
Teemu Selanne, the 43-year-old who announced weeks ago this would be his final NHL season, got the Ducks on the board just 48 seconds into the game. Selanne took a pass from new Duck Jakob Silfverberg and banged it home to make it 1-0.
"All the guys played hard, and there was a lot of good energy and tempo out there," said Selanne. "So that’s a good sign. But like I said, we don’t get too high about this."
It's not expected that Selanne will be on the ice for a second straight night, though official lineups for tonight's game have not been announced. Jonas Hiller (12 saves) got the start for the Ducks, while Frederik Andersen cleaned up in the third period. Viktor Fasth, who split time with Hiller last season, would be expected to be in net tonight.
Tonight's game will be radio only, available exclusively on AnaheimDucks.com. As was the case last night, there will be a live game log/fan chat throughout the game on the website.
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