NHL Game Summary - Los Angeles at Anaheim
(Tuesday, December 1st)
Final Score: Los Angeles 4, Anaheim 3
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Brad Richardson scored the game-winning goal on a redirection with 2:20 remaining in regulation, as the Los Angeles Kings survived a late Anaheim power play to post a 4-3 win over the Ducks at Honda Center.
Randy Jones, Justin Williams and Scott Parse also tallied for Los Angeles, which has won three of its last four games. Jack Johnson recorded two assists, and Jonathan Quick stopped 27 shots to notch his 15th win of the season.
"We had to mix the lines around," said Richardson. "I was kind of playing with whoever - I was kind of a rover out there. It was nice to get some ice time with some different guys. We got it going pretty good."
Corey Perry registered a goal and an assist for Anaheim, extending his career-high point streak to a franchise-record 19 games. The last 19-game point run was by Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby from October 6 through November 17, 2007.
Ryan Whitney and Todd Marchant also lit the lamp for the Ducks, who went 4-2-1 on their seven-game homestand. Ryan Getzlaf picked up two assists, while Jonas Hiller made 38 saves in a losing cause.
Marchant knocked in the rebound of a Matt Beleskey shot through the right arm and body of Quick, tying the score, 3-3, at 5:29 of the third.
With the period dwindling down, Richardson was able to alter the path of Johnson's point shot. Moments later, Johnson took a cross-checking penalty and Anaheim pulled Hiller to create a 6-on-4 advantage, but couldn't produce the equalizer.
"I thought I had him (Quick)," Anaheim left wing Bobby Ryan said of an attempt in the waning seconds to tie the game. "He didn't go down into that butterfly stance that he normally does. I was trying to shoot for that far corner. I had it, it was going there and he got his shoulder in the way. It seemed like it was going to fall right to the side of him, but it just fell beyond the goal line. We had a lot of shots that seemed like they were that close tonight."
Los Angeles led 1-0 when Wayne Simmonds flipped a backhand pass to Parse, driving to the net, and he fired a shot behind Hiller at the 5:11 mark of the first period.
The Kings extended their lead on the power play when Williams positioned himself in front of the Ducks goaltender and managed to redirect Jarret Stoll's wrister at 11:33.
Perry put Anaheim on the board three minutes later, deflecting a point shot by James Wisniewski.
A Jones slap shot beat Hiller on the stick side, giving Los Angeles a 3-1 advantage 6:40 into the middle stanza, but Whitney's one-time blast while on the power play made it a one-goal affair with 2:32 remaining in the second.
Getzlaf's second assist was the 300th point of his career...Beleskey collected his first NHL point with an assist on Marchant's goal...Los Angeles has won the last three meetings with its Pacific Division rival.
12/02 01:54:22 ET