Kings 3, Ducks 2

Sunday, 12.03.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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Kings 3, Ducks 2

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Alexander Frolov netted a pair of goals to lead the Los Angeles Kings over the Ducks 3-2 on Sunday at Honda Center.

Ryan Getzlaf and Todd Marchant tallied for Anaheim which suffered only its third defeat in regulation this season. The Ducks now stand at 20-3-6 with 46 points and remain the top team in the NHL standings.

"They deserved to win," said Ducks captain Scott Niedermayer. "They were skating and played a good hockey game. There's no question we didn't do the things we wanted to do for most of the game. Some of that credit goes to the opposition. They played hard. We didn't respond well. There's no question we can be better, but they played well."

The Ducks and Kings traded first period power play goals to begin the scoring.

Getzlaf, who has tallied four goals in his last five games, gave Anaheim a 1-0 lead at 7:00 of the first period. Defenseman Chris Pronger and Getzlaf were set up on their off shot at the point on the power play. Pronger faked a slap shot and dished a soft pass to Getzlaf who rocketed a one-timer past LA netminder Dan Cloutier for his 12th goal of the season.

Anaheim took four minor penalties in the first period after their opening tally and Los Angeles capitalized on their fourth, a cross checking minor to Chris Pronger at 17:10.

Sean Avery worked to disrupt an Anaheim clearing attempt along the half wall and kept the puck inside the Ducks' zone. Lubomir Visnovsky grabbed the loose puck and set up Frolov for a one-timer inside the left face off circle. Frolov's goal was his team-leading 15th of the season.

Los Angeles took the lead at 9:25 of the second period. After a turnover in front of the Ducks net, Derek Armstrong managed to get a backhand past Bryzgalov to give the Kings a 2-1 lead.

Bryzgalov had to leave the contest at the 7:26 mark of the third period after suffering an apparent injury after making a save on Frolov. He was replaced by JS Giguere.

Frolov netted what would be the game winner at 18:44 of the third. Avery got a pass to Frolov alone in front of the Anaheim net and the Kings' winger beat Giguere for his second goal of the game to give LA a 3-1 lead.

Marchant made it 3-2 late in the third period with his seventh goal of the season at 19:22. Marchant drove home the rebound of a Dustin Penner shot to get the Ducks within a goal.

"I don't think we played desperate enough until late in the hockey game and that's was the difference," said Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle. "They were a more desperate hockey team to start and it seemed like we got frustrated with it and didn't react in the proper way. There aren't too many times you can say that about this group, but tonight was one of those nights."

The Ducks next face the Nashville Predators on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. at Honda Center.


20:00 - END OF GAME - ANA 29, LA 41

20:00 - ANA PEN - Teemu Selanne is issued a 10:00 misconduct penalty.

19:22 - ANAHEIM GOAL - TODD MARCHANT (7).  Marchant bangs home a rebound to cut the LA lead to 3-2 with 37.7 seconds remaining in the game.

18:44 - LOS ANGELES GOAL - ALEXANDER FROLOV (16).  Frolov gets a feed from Sean Avery in front of JS Giguere and beats the Anaheim netminder for his second goal of the game to give LA a 3-1 lead.

7:26 - JS Giguere replaces Ilya Bryzgalov after Bryzgalov apparently injured himself making a save on Alexander Frolov.

1:58 - LA PEN - Brian Willsie goes off for high sticking.  Anaheim goes on their third power play - they are 1-for-2 today.

0:00 - The third period has begun.  LA starts with 25 seconds remaining on their eighth power play.

2nd Period

20:00 - END OF 2ND PERIOD.  SHOTS ON GOAL: ANA 7-14, LA 14-30

18:25 - ANA PEN - Todd Marchant gets called for hooking.  LA is 1-for-7 on the power play tonight.

10:52 - ANA PEN - Rob Niedermayer goes off for high sticking.  The Kings will have 1:36 of a two-man advantage.

10:28 - ANA PEN - Dustin Penner is whistled for high sticking.  LA goes on their sixth power play.  The Kings are 1-for-5 with the man advantage today.

9:25 - LOS ANGELES GOAL - DEREK ARMSTRONG (5).  After a turnover in front of the Anaheim net, Armstrong beats Bryzgalov with a backhand.  The lone assist goes to Raitis Ivanans.

4:01 - ANA PEN - Joe DiPenta takes a hooking minor.  LA goes on their fifth power play - they are 1-for-4 in the game.

0:00 - The second period in under way at Honda Center.

1st Period:

20:00 - END OF 1ST PERIOD - SHOTS: ANA 7, LA 16

18:11 - LOS ANGELES GOAL - POWER PLAY - ALEXANDER FROLOV (15).  Frolov beats Ilya Bryzgalov with a one-timer from the left face off circle on the power play to tie the contest 1-1.  Assists go to Lubomir Visnovsky and Sean Avery.  The power play was LA's fourth of the period.

17:10 - ANA PEN - Chris Pronger is called for cross checking.   LA goes on their fourth power play of the first period - they are 0-for-3 so far.

12:41 - ANA PEN - Francois Beauchemin is called for interfering with Sean Avery behind the net.  Beauchemin then proceeds to take an unsportsmanlike giving LA a 4:00 power play.

7:46 - ANA PEN - Andy McDonald goes off for holding.  LA goes on their first power play.  The Kings are operating at 18.7% this season on the power play (T-8th NHL).  The Ducks are killing at 85.3% (9th NHL).

7:00 - ANAHEIM GOAL - POWER PLAY - RYAN GETZLAF (12).  Getzlaf and Chris Pronger play catch for much of the power play along the blue line with both players on their off side.  Pronger fakes a slapper and dishes a soft pass to Getzlaf who buries a hard one-timer past Cloutier to make it 1-0.  Assists on the goal go to Pronger and Dustin Penner.

5:13 - LA PEN - Peter Harrold is caught hooking.  Anaheim goes on their second power play.  The Ducks are 0-for-1.

2:07 - LA PEN - Scott Thornton earns an interference minor.  Anaheim goes on their first power play.  The Ducks are operating at 21.9% this season with the man advantage (2nd NHL).  The Kings are killing at 80.5% (T-23rd NHL).

0:00 - The first period is under way between the Ducks and Kings at Honda Center.


Starting Goaltenders: 30 Ilya Bryzgalov, 39 Dan Cloutier

Scratches: ANA 39 C Travis Green; LA 31 G Mathieu Garon, 26 C Marty Murray, 38 D Kevin Dallman





1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67


R. Getzlaf 77 31 56 28 87
C. Perry 81 43 39 32 82
N. Bonino 77 22 27 14 49
M. Perreault 69 18 25 13 43
A. Cogliano 82 21 21 13 42
C. Fowler 70 6 30 15 36
K. Palmieri 71 14 17 9 31
D. Winnik 76 6 24 6 30
H. Lindholm 78 6 24 29 30
S. Koivu 65 11 18 3 29
F. Andersen 20 5 0 .923 2.29
J. Hiller 29 13 7 .911 2.48 is the official Web site of the Anaheim Ducks. Anaheim Ducks and are trademarks of Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club, LLC. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2013 Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club, LLC and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

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