NHL Game Summary - Los Angeles at Anaheim
(Sunday, February 18th)
Final Score: Los Angeles 4, Anaheim 3 (SO)
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Lubomir Visnovsky scored in the sixth round of the shootout to lift the Los Angeles Kings to a 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center.
Visnovsky added a goal and an assist in regulation and Michael Cammalleri had a goal and two helpers for the Kings, who ended a two-game slide and won for just the fourth time in their last 18 games.
Sean Burke got the start between the pipes for Los Angeles and finished with 39 saves.
Teemu Selanne scored a goal and picked up two assists for the Ducks, who were aiming to win their third consecutive game. With his goal, his 301st with the Ducks, Selanne became all the all-time leading scorer in Anaheim franchise history, moving ahead of Paul Kariya.
Jean-Sebastien Giguere allowed three goals on 24 shots in the loss.
With the shootout tied at two goals apiece after five rounds, Anaheim's Rob Niedermayer was denied in tight by Burke, who stacked his pads to make the save on a wrister.
Visnovsky then won it for Los Angeles after deking down low and sliding a backhander through the pads of Giguere to give LA the extra point.
Visnovsky tallied a power-play goal at 13:04 of the first to open the scoring and give the Kings a 1-0 lead. Cammalleri controlled the puck in the slot and slid a pass to Visnovsky at the left point. He then cranked a slap shot over Giguere's glove for his 15th goal of the season.
The Ducks evened the score at 1-1 just 1:54 into the second stanza after Chris Kunitz tallied his 20th goal of the campaign. Kunitz took a feed from Selanne down low and deposited the disc past Burke on his stick side.
Los Angeles regained the lead and went up 2-1 at 7:46 of the second after Cammalleri fired a wrister from the slot that saw the puck hit off Giguere's glove and over the goal line.
Selanne tied the game early in the third period at 2-2 with his 36th goal of the season. Just 1:01 into the frame, Selanne ripped a quick snap shot from the right circle past Burke on the near side.
Almost three minutes later, Derek Armstrong put the Kings back in front at 3-2 with his 10th goal of the year.
Anaheim continued to fight back and made it 3-3 at 10:34 of the third. On the power play, Selanne centered a pass to the slot to Ryan Getzlaf, who one-timed the feed past Burke.
The Kings defeated the Ducks for just the second time in the last 10 meetings...Anaheim outshot Los Angeles 42 to 24...Both teams finished 2-for-7 on the power play.
02/18 23:10:57 ET