Ducks Tie it Late, Win it in the Shootout vs. Rival Kings at Staples Center

LOS ANGELES -- As they've proven all season long, when the game gets tough, the Ducks get tougher.

Down a goal twice in regulation, including late in the third period, Anaheim got a power-play equalizer from Sami Vatanen with 7:13 remaining, and Frederik Andersen stopped all three shooters in the shootout, as Jakob Silfverberg's snipe sealed the extra point for the league-leading Ducks (30-10-6, 66 points).

Silfverberg scored his NHL-leading seventh shootout goal with a snap shot to beat Kings goalie Jonathan Quick.

"I’ve been taking a lot of shootouts this year, and I’ve been lucky enough to put a lot of them in," Silfverberg said. "It’s a lot about confidence going in there. I feel like I have the confidence with me now, and the confidence from Bruce [Boudreau]."

Silfverberg is 7-for-11 in shootout attempts this season. Andersen made saves against Jeff Carter, Anze Kopitar and Marian Gaborik.

"We played all night long and didn’t lose composure when the game got tough," said Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf, who tied the game at one apiece in the second period with his 14th goal of the season. "Those are things that we’ve lacked at times, but tonight we were able to keep it going."

Los Angeles (20-14-11) has not scored in its past 22 shootout attempts and lost on a night when Rob Blake became the first Kings defenseman to have his jersey retired.

"They had three days off from their last game," said Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau. "Yeah, they’re missing a couple of guys, but I’m pretty sure that was a determined group out there. And we played three games in four nights. I just think now we can compete with them. We’re not afraid to play them."

The Ducks tied it 2-2 with 7:13 remaining in regulation on Vatanen's power-play goal. Anaheim outplayed Los Angeles for most of the third period and forced Drew Doughty to take a tripping penalty.

The Kings had clung to Kopitar's goal, on a converted a cross-crease saucer pass from Gaborik, through traffic, at 18:27 of the second period. It came with 19 seconds remaining on a four-minute high-sticking penalty by Silfverberg in which the Ducks held the Kings without a shot in the first three minutes.

Kings defenseman Alec Martinez opened the scoring with a point shot that deflected off Ducks right wing Kyle Palmieri at 8:54 of the second.

Vatanen's goal marked five straight games with a power-play goal by Anaheim for the first time since 2011.

The Ducks will play their final game prior to the All-Star break on Wednesday vs. Calgary at Honda Center.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
2nd Period
08:54LAK Alec Martinez (5) ASST: Jeff Schultz (1), Kyle Clifford (7) 1 - 0 LAK
14:19ANA Ryan Getzlaf (14) ASST: Patrick Maroon (17), Corey Perry (10) 1 - 1 Tie
18:27LAK PPG - Anze Kopitar (11) ASST: Marian Gaborik (10), Jake Muzzin (17) 2 - 1 LAK
3rd Period
12:52ANA PPG - Sami Vatanen (10) ASST: Cam Fowler (17), Patrick Maroon (18) 2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
1LAKJeff Carter - Save
2ANACorey Perry - Save
3LAKAnze Kopitar - Save
4ANAJakob Silfverberg - Goal
5LAKMarian Gaborik - Save
Shootout Summary
RNDLos Angeles KingsAnaheim Ducks
1Jeff CarterCorey Perry
2Anze KopitarJakob Silfverberg
3Marian Gaborik
Three Stars of the Game
Frederik Andersen
Frederik Andersen
SA: 28TOI: 64:45
GA: 2EV: 25-26
PIM: 0PP: 1-2
SV%: .929SH: 0-0
Alec Martinez
Alec Martinez
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 5
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 22:20
Patrick Maroon
Patrick Maroon
G: 0Shots: 3
A: 2Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 17:28
Penalty Summary
1st Period
02:26LAK Kyle Clifford  Fighting (maj) against  Tim Jackman
02:26ANA Tim Jackman  Fighting (maj) against  Kyle Clifford
04:09LAK Jarret Stoll  Boarding against  Matt Beleskey
19:11ANA Cam Fowler  Hooking against  Anze Kopitar
2nd Period
14:46ANA Jakob Silfverberg  Hi stick - double minor against  Brayden McNabb
3rd Period
11:25LAK Drew Doughty  Tripping against  Corey Perry
OT Period
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays1/21/3
Faceoff Wins3937
Blocked Shots1512
Penalty Minutes119
3C. StonerD0011019:56
4C. FowlerD0101221:01
6B. LovejoyD0001018:25
7A. CoglianoL0003014:45
10C. PerryR0113019:41
12D. Smith-PellyR0003012:46
15R. GetzlafC1003021:13
17R. KeslerC0003022:16
18T. JackmanR000055:52
19P. MaroonL0213017:28
21K. PalmieriR00-10013:52
23F. BeaucheminD0000023:44
33J. SilfverbergR0004412:24
39M. BeleskeyL00-12016:16
44N. ThompsonC0001013:21
45S. VatanenD1001022:34
47H. LindholmD00-10024:37
67R. RakellC0002014:25
31F. Andersen2628.92964:45
2M. GreeneD0000012:42
3B. McNabbD0001011:47
6J. MuzzinD01-12027:00
8D. DoughtyD00-14231:20
10M. RichardsC0013012:05
11A. KopitarC10-13021:18
12M. GaborikR01-13020:13
13K. CliffordL011159:32
14J. WilliamsR00-10015:22
22T. LewisC0000015:39
23D. BrownR0003020:08
27A. MartinezD1012022:20
28J. StollC0004218:44
37N. ShoreC0001010:35
55J. SchultzD0110023:48
71J. NolanC0010012:04
74D. KingL0001013:23
77J. CarterC0000018:40
32J. Quick2931.93564:53