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Kings 4, Ducks 3, OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM

Associated Press

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Kings 4, Ducks 3, OT
Anaheim Ducks 3, Los Angeles Kings 4

LOS ANGELES (AP) -The Los Angeles Kings are far behind the Anaheim Ducks in the standings. On the ice, it's a different story.

Jamie Lundmark tied the game with 8:49 left in the third period and Michael Cammalleri scored on a power play at 3:17 of overtime, giving the Kings a 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night. Alexander Frolov and Raitis Ivanans also scored for Los Angeles.

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

"We've played them tight all year," Cammalleri said. "I heard a stat that every game against them has been a one-goal game, so that says a lot. So it's nice that we get the extra point tonight and we had fun doing it."

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

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.

Under that backdrop, 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.

"We lost a great person in Matty Norstrom, a leader that we all looked up to and we all have a great deal of respect for," Cammalleri said. "There's guys in our lockerroom that definitely have to assume that responsibility. You get to a point in your career where that's going to start to be looked upon."

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 the Ducks' captain took a penalty in overtime that resulted in a goal. Vancouver's Daniel Sedin also made him pay on Feb. 20 in Anaheim.

"We can't let a team come back like that, and that's what we've been doing lately. So it's very frustrating," Niedermayer said. "We didn't play a consistent game all night."

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.

"We didn't play with the necessary urgency that the situation asked for," Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle said. "We turned the puck over too many times, and it cost us in the end. Our mental preparation has to get better."

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
Alex Frolov (33) ASST: NONE
1 - 0 LAK
PPG - Dustin Penner (22) ASST: Scott Niedermayer (42), Chris Pronger (40)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
PPG - Scott Niedermayer (12) ASST: Chris Pronger (41), Chris Kunitz (27)
2 - 1 ANA
Andy McDonald (19) ASST: Teemu Selanne (38)
3 - 1 ANA
Raitis Ivanans (3) ASST: Dustin Brown (18), Patrick O'Sullivan (3)
3 - 2 ANA
3rd Period
Jamie Lundmark (3) ASST: Jamie Heward (13), Dustin Brown (19)
3 - 3 Tie
OT Period
PPG - Michael Cammalleri (25) ASST: Lubomir Visnovsky (34), Rob Blake (15)
4 - 3 LAK
penalty summary
1st Period
Dustin Penner  Roughing against  Dustin Brown
Scott Niedermayer  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
Rob Blake  Interference against  Andy McDonald
John Zeiler  Kneeing against  Scott Niedermayer
2nd Period
Raitis Ivanans  Tripping
Dustin Penner  Holding against  Dustin Brown
3rd Period
Jamie Lundmark  Slashing against  Francois Beauchemin
Chris Kunitz  Roughing against  Tom Kostopoulos
Andy McDonald  Boarding against  Derek Armstrong
OT Period
Scott Niedermayer  Interference against  Dustin Brown
goalie stats
Ilya Bryzgalov
Ilya Bryzgalov
SA: 21TOI: 63:17
Saves: 17EV: 12 - 15
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 6
SV%: .810SH: 0 - 0
Sean Burke
Sean Burke
SA: 30TOI: 63:17
Saves: 27EV: 17 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 11
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