NHL Game Summary - Los Angeles at Anaheim
(Monday, February 8th)
Final Score: Anaheim 4, Los Angeles 2
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Corey Perry had a goal and two assists to lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 4-2 win over Los Angeles and snap the Kings' franchise- best nine-game winning streak.
Saku Koivu and Teemu Selanne each had a goal and an assist while Ryan Getzlaf added a goal for the Ducks, who have won four of their last five games. Jonas Hiller stopped 35 shots in the win, Anaheim's 10th in a row at home to equal a franchise record.
"Home ice advantage is huge," Perry said. "When you're at home, you need those two points. When you're at home, you need to go out and make the place a war zone out there. It should be hard place for the other team to come in and play."
Getzlaf left the game in the second period with a sprained left ankle. An X- ray revealed no broken bones.
Oscar Moller and Anze Kopitar each had a goal for the Kings, who had not lost since a 5-1 defeat at the hands of San Jose on January 19. Jonathan Quick stopped 29 shots in the loss.
"Something had to give, but obviously we were hoping it wasn't going to be us," Kings defenseman Drew Doughty said. "It turned out that they were the winners tonight. We have to learn from that and come back hard next game."
The Kings drew first blood in the game at the 12:31 mark of the first. Alexander Frolov skated down the right side and from the right circle slammed on the brakes, spun around and sent a backhand pass to the slot, where Moller backhanded the puck into the net.
The Ducks, though, got the goal back with 90 seconds left in the frame as Selanne chipped the puck into the net from a sharp angle at the left side on the power play.
Anaheim took control of the game with a pair of goals early in the second period.
The first goal came 3:27 in as Perry caught up to the puck behind the left side of the LA net and threw a pass out front where Getzlaf one-timed it home.
Less than three minutes later, Selanne blasted a slap shot from the left circle that Quick stopped, but the rebound came out front and Koivu backhanded it in.
Los Angeles got a goal back with 1:54 to play in the second as Ryan Smyth sent a pass from the low right side to the slot where Kopitar threw a hard wrister into the back of the net.
However, Anaheim got the goal back just 24 seconds later when Perry flew into the LA zone and from the right circle snapped a wrister that beat Quick cleanly.
In the third, Hiller stopped all 18 shots he faced and helped kill an LA power play in the latter stages of the game to keep the Kings from making it a one-goal game.
Anaheim hosts Edmonton on Wednesday...LA hosts Edmonton on Thursday...The Kings had won five straight over Anaheim, including three this season...Anaheim went 2-for-4 on the power play while Los Angeles failed on all four of its chances... Selanne scored his 597th goal. He is now four goals from matching Jari Kurri at 17th on the all-time goals list.
02/09 01:37:59 ET