The Los Angeles Kings ended their six game winning streak, falling 3-2 to the Anaheim Ducks at STAPLES Center on Thursday night. The Kings still lead the series 2-1.
The battle of Southern California continues. The Kings had a 2-0 lead in the series but the Ducks came into the game hungry for a win.
Jonathan Quick was in net for the Kings making 19 saves and Fredrick Anderson was in net for the Ducks making 22 saves until he suffered a injury in the third period and Hiller stepped back in making seven saves.
Shots 22- 31
Power Plays 2/2- 1/1
Hits 35 55
Faceoff Wins 28- 40
Blocked Shots 11- 15
The first period ended in the Ducks favor with a power play goal from Cory Perry.
The second period started with a power play goal from Jeff Carter with assists to Marian Gaborik and Anze Kopitar, but Teemu Selanne fired back with a power play goal to give the Ducks a lead yet again.
At 17: 05 in the third period Ben Lovejoy gave the Ducks a 3-1 lead. Two minutes later Mike Richards scored a snapshot with assists to Tanner Pearson and Jeff Carter, but there was only 30 seconds left in the game, not enough time for a second goal, causing the Kings to fall 3-2.
Game 4 is at STAPLES Center on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
Via the NHL “The Ducks might not have goalie Frederik Andersen available for Game 4. Andersen came out of the game midway through the third period with what the Ducks said was a lower-body injury, and coach Bruce Boudreau said he's day-to-day, along with Beleskey, who also left with a lower-body injury.”
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