Kings Get Past Ducks in Shootout, 4-3

Thursday, 12.15.2005 / 9:00 PM PT / News
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Kings Get Past Ducks in Shootout, 4-3

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Pavol Demitra and Alexander Frolov scored for Los Angeles in the shootout as the Kings defeated the Ducks, 4-3, on Friday night at the Arrowhead Pond.

Anaheim picked up a standings point in the shootout defeat and moved into a tie for third place in the Pacific Division with the Phoenix Coyotes with 34 points.

“It was very entertaining, two good teams playing with the rivalry we have with each other,” said Ducks winger Teemu Selanne.  “It was great to see the building rocking.  There were lots of emotions and intensity.”

The Ducks found themselves down two goals in the first period as Los Angeles got a pair of power play goals from Derek Armstrong (5, Frolov, Norstrom at 7:06) and Dustin Brown (7, Belanger, Vishnovsky at 15:48).

With 16.4 seconds remaining in the first period, Petr Sykora (6, McDonald, Beauchemin) got the Ducks on the board as the right winger beat Kings netminder Mathieu Garon to cut the LA lead in half, 2-1.

After the intermission, Todd Marchant (5, Lupul, Kunitz) found the back of the Kings net at 1:50 of the second period.  Marchant’s wrister deflected off the Kings’ Craig Conroy and Aaron Miller and by Garon to tie the game, 2-2.

“We came back from being down 2-0 and did a lot of good things,” said Selanne. “I think we had a lot of chances and we couldn’t take advantage. On some nights it’s tough like that. “

Anaheim got the go-ahead-goal at 9:14 of the second period when center Joffrey Lupul (13, Konopka, R. Niedermayer) tallied on the power play to give the Ducks a 3-2 lead.  Lupul took a Konopka feed in the crease and jammed it past Garon for his 13th on the season, matching his career-high in all of 2003-2004.

In the third period, the Kings got an unlikely goal from 21-year-old Petr Kanko, a Czech winger making his NHL debut.  Kanko (1, Giuliano) spun a puck from the side of the net and off the skate of Ducks defenseman Keith Carney past Giguere for the tying goal.

After a scoreless overtime period, Demitra and Frolov beat Giguere consecutively in the shootout to put the Kings up 2-0.  Selanne lost the handle on the puck and missed the Ducks first attempt.  Captain Scott Niedermayer was denied by Garon with Anaheim’s second attempt.  Garon stuck out the right pad as Niedermayer tried to stickhandle around the Kings’ netminder. 

“Overtime and shootouts haven’t been kind to us,” said Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle.  “It’s disheartening for our players because we worked extremely hard and did a lot of good things."

The Ducks will skate again at the Arrowhead Pond on Sunday against the retooled San Jose Sharks at 5 PM. 

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 77 48 22 7 225 215 103
2 x - NSH 76 47 21 8 218 183 102
3 STL 75 46 22 7 228 186 99
4 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
5 CHI 74 44 24 6 209 172 94
6 VAN 75 43 27 5 215 203 91
7 WPG 75 39 24 12 212 197 90
8 LAK 75 37 24 14 200 188 88
9 CGY 75 40 28 7 219 199 87
10 DAL 76 37 29 10 236 243 84
11 SJS 75 37 30 8 210 212 82
12 COL 75 35 28 12 205 209 82
13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
14 ARI 76 23 45 8 160 252 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 74 24 44 14 68
C. Perry 62 32 20 16 52
R. Kesler 77 19 27 -4 46
S. Vatanen 62 12 25 6 37
J. Silfverberg 76 12 23 12 35
P. Maroon 68 9 25 -3 34
C. Fowler 75 7 27 5 34
J. Wisniewski 65 8 25 -14 33
H. Lindholm 73 7 26 22 33
M. Beleskey 63 22 10 15 32
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 33 11 5 .914 2.40
J. Gibson 12 7 0 .914 2.65


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