Ducks clinch top seed in West
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Anaheim locked up the top seed in the Western Conference by getting to overtime, and Devante Smith-Pelly scored the lone shootout goal in the Ducks' 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center.
A regulation loss by the Ducks would have set up a winner-take-all showdown for the West's top seed Sunday in Anaheim against the Colorado Avalanche.
The Ducks, who won their third straight game, will face Dallas in the first round of the playoffs.
Anze Kopitar had two goals in the Kings' regular-season finale. Los Angeles (46-28-8) will begin the playoffs on the road against San Jose.
04/13 01:37:37 ET