Los Angeles 3, Anaheim 2 (SO)

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Los Angeles 3, Anaheim 2 (SO)

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Luc Robitaille scored the tying goal in the third period and Joe Corvo got the deciding goal in a shootout, lifting the Los Angeles Kings to a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Mighty Ducks on Monday night.

The Kings have beaten the Ducks in the last nine meetings that have gone past regulation, including a 4-3 shootout win Dec. 16 in Anaheim. The last time the Ducks beat Los Angeles in overtime was Feb. 17, 1996, on Paul Kariya's goal.

Corvo beat Jean-Sebastien Giguere on the Kings' fifth shot of the shootout, right after Anaheim's Ryan Getzlaf hit the left post behind Mathieu Garon. The Ducks are 0-5 in overtime games that haven't involved shootouts. When they go to a shootout, they are 2-5. Nine of Giguere's 15 losses this season have been decided after regulation.

The Kings recorded their 30th victory of the season in their 51st game, tying the 1980-81 squad for the fewest number of games with 30 wins in the franchise's 38-year history.

Alexander Frolov scored a short-handed goal for Los Angeles after missing the previous three games with flu-like symptoms. Garon, who made a season-high 42 saves against the Ducks in the 4-3 shootout win Dec. 16 in Anaheim, stopped 33 shots in regulation - including a breakaway by Chris Kunitz with 13:08 to play.

Francois Beauchemin scored twice, including a power-play goal. Todd Marchant, playing in his 800th NHL game, got his 400th career point with an assist on Beauchemin's second goal.

The Ducks, who trail Edmonton by four points for the eighth and final Western Conference playoff berth, began an eight-game stretch in which they will face the Kings three times and the Oilers twice.

Robitaille, who became the Kings career goal leader Thursday night, pulled the Kings even with 8:22 left in the third period when he converted Derek Armstrong's centering pass from the right of the net for his 11th goal and 664th of his career.

The Ducks opened the scoring at 7:47 of the first period when Teemu Selanne set up Beauchemin at the edge of the crease with a pass from the base of the left circle. Selanne's assist put him within eight points of the 1,000 mark.

Less than 1 1/2 minutes into the second period, Beauchemin drew a 4-minute, high-sticking penalty from Craig Conroy after getting clipped near his left eye behind the Anaheim net. The Kings ended up with their 10th short-handed goal 37 seconds later, as Frolov intercepted a cross-ice pass in the Kings' zone and converted a rebound of Michael Cammalleri's weak flip on Giguere at the other end at 2:05 of the second period.

But Beauchemin put Anaheim back in front 2-1 with 10 seconds remaining on Conroy's double-minor. The Ducks' rookie defenseman took a 45-foot slap shot along the ice that changed direction off the stick of Kings defenseman Tim Gleason and slipped between Garon's pads at 4:12 of the period.

Beauchemin has four goals and 14 points in 26 games since the Ducks acquired him in a trade that sent Sergei Fedorov to Columbus on Nov. 5.

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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 74 43 27 4 212 199 90
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 SJS 75 37 30 8 210 212 82
11 DAL 75 36 29 10 232 240 82
12 COL 74 34 28 12 200 206 80
13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
14 ARI 76 23 45 8 160 252 54

STATS

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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