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Kings 4, Ducks 3 (OT)

Thursday, 03.01.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
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Kings 4, Ducks 3 (OT)

LOS ANGELES (AP) -Jamie Lundmark tied the game with 8:49 left in the third period and Michael Cammalleri got the winner on a power play at 3:17 of overtime, giving the Los Angeles Kings a 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night.


Andy McDonald

Alexander Frolov and Raitis Ivanans also scored for the Kings, who are last in the Pacific Division - 31 points behind the first-place Ducks. The largest gap between the Southern California rivals at the end of any season was 26 points, when the Kings had the advantage in 2000-01 and again in 2001-02.

Dustin Penner and Scott Niedermayer had power play-goals for Anaheim, and Andy McDonald also found the net for the Ducks.

Each of the teams' first seven meetings this season has been decided by one goal - with the Kings winning three of them. Neither team has won a division title since the NHL expanded to Anaheim in 1993-94. They face each other for the final time on March 18 in Anaheim.

Los Angeles general manager Dean Lombardi, who in recent weeks unloaded Craig Conroy, Sean Avery, Oleg Tverdovsky, Brent Sopel and Jeff Cowan with the Kings way out of the playoff picture, shook up the roster Tuesday with a flurry of trade-deadline deals that had the crowd of 17,620 scrambling for programs.

The Kings played their first game without captain Mattias Norstrom, who has appeared in more games than any defenseman in franchise history. Norstrom was sent to Dallas with Konstantin Pushkarev and a couple of draft picks for defenseman Jaroslav Modry, three draft picks and the NHL rights to Johan Fransson.

Anaheim captain Scott Niedermayer received an interference penalty 39 seconds before Cammalleri cashed in with his 25th goal, a one-timer from the right circle that beat Ilya Bryzgalov high to the glove side. It was the second time in five games that Niedermayer took a penalty in overtime that resulted in a goal. Daniel Sedin also made him pay on Feb. 20 in Anaheim.

Jamie Heward set up the equalizer with a 55-foot wrist shot that Lundmark redirected past Bryzgalov for his third goal in 12 games since being acquired from Calgary in the Conroy trade. Heward was making his Kings debut after coming over from the Washington Capitals at Tuesday's trading deadline.

Rob Blake was serving an interference penalty when Penner tied the score 1-all with his 22nd goal, a deflection of Niedermayer's wrist shot from the right circle at 16:29 of the first period. Niedermayer put the Ducks ahead 2-1 at 3:43 of the second, parking himself in the low slot and redirecting Chris Pronger's 50-foot slap shot past Sean Burke's glove for his 12th goal.

McDonald made it 3-1 at 15:39 of the second with his 19th goal. Persistent forechecking by Chris Kunitz knocked Blake off the puck in the left corner of the Kings' zone and Teemu Selanne took control behind the net before feeding it to McDonald at the edge of the crease for a short backhander. But the Ducks gave it right back just 21 seconds later on a goal by Ivanans, who was activated Thursday from injured reserve.

Frolov opened the scoring at 4:24 of the first period with an unassisted goal. Anaheim defenseman Francois Beauchemin coughed up the puck to Frolov inside Los Angeles blue line, and the Kings' leading goal-scorer beat Niedermayer in a race down the ice before switching to his backhand and lifting his 33rd of the season over Bryzgalov's stick.

Notes: It was announced Thursday that the Kings and Ducks will open next season with a two-game series against each other in London - England not Ontario. The NHL's first-ever regular-season game in Europe will be played in a brand new arena being built by Anschutz Entertainment Group, the Kings' parent company. The Ducks opened the 1997-98 season in Tokyo with a pair of games against the Vancouver Canucks. ... LW Brad May played his first game for Anaheim after being acquired Tuesday from Colorado for rookie G Michael Wall, and was on the ice for only four shifts totaling less than 2 1/2 minutes before getting injured.

 

SCORING SUMMARY
1st Period Scoring
04:24 ALEXANDER FROLOV, Backhand - Assists: none
16:29 PPG - DUSTIN PENNER, Wrist Shot - Assists: SCOTT NIEDERMAYER and CHRIS PRONGER
2nd Period Scoring
03:43 PPG - SCOTT NIEDERMAYER, Tip-In - Assists: CHRIS PRONGER and CHRIS KUNITZ
15:39 ANDY MCDONALD, Backhand - Assists: TEEMU SELANNE
16:00 RAITIS IVANANS, Wrist Shot - Assists: DUSTIN BROWN and PATRICK O'SULLIVAN
3rd Period Scoring
11:11 JAMIE LUNDMARK, Tip-In - Assists: JAMIE HEWARD and DUSTIN BROWN
OT Period Scoring
03:17 PPG - MICHAEL CAMMALLERI, Slap Shot - Assists: LUBOMIR VISNOVSKY and ROB BLAKE

 

PENALTY SUMMARY
1st Period Penalties
09:59 PENNER, D. : Roughing - 2 min
11:31 NIEDERMAYER, S. : Delaying Game-Puck over glass - 2 min
15:16 BLAKE, R. : Interference - 2 min
17:01 ZEILER, J. : Kneeing - 2 min
2nd Period Penalties
02:41 MCDONALD, A. : Tripping - 2 min
02:41 IVANANS, R. : Tripping - 2 min
06:23 PENNER, D. : Holding - 2 min
3rd Period Penalties
04:03 LUNDMARK, J. : Slashing - 2 min
05:16 KUNITZ, C. : Roughing - 2 min
17:23 MCDONALD, A. : Boarding - 2 min
OT Period Penalties
02:38 NIEDERMAYER, S. : Interference - 2 min

SHOTS ON GOAL
  1st 2nd 3rd OT T
Anaheim 11  10  30 
Los Angeles 21 

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 50 32 12 6 147 134 70
2 NSH 48 31 11 6 145 115 68
3 STL 48 31 13 4 156 117 66
4 CHI 49 31 16 2 155 113 64
5 WPG 50 26 16 8 140 127 60
6 SJS 49 26 17 6 137 135 58
7 VAN 47 27 17 3 129 120 57
8 CGY 49 26 20 3 140 127 55
9 LAK 48 21 15 12 133 129 54
10 COL 50 21 18 11 131 141 53
11 DAL 48 22 19 7 152 157 51
12 MIN 48 22 20 6 131 138 50
13 ARI 48 17 25 6 111 161 40
14 EDM 49 13 27 9 113 162 35

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 49 15 35 7 50
C. Perry 35 19 13 13 32
R. Kesler 50 13 19 -3 32
S. Vatanen 50 10 20 3 30
M. Beleskey 49 19 7 11 26
P. Maroon 42 6 19 1 25
C. Fowler 49 5 18 2 23
H. Lindholm 49 5 16 12 21
J. Silfverberg 50 6 13 2 19
R. Rakell 39 5 12 2 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 27 7 5 .918 2.27
J. Gibson 2 2 0 .927 2.28


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