The Los Angeles Kings fell 2-0 against the Anaheim Ducks at STAPLES Center on Saturday night. The series between the Southern California rivals is tied 2-2 now. Both teams have won on the road and not on their home ice.
20-year old John Gibson was starting for the fourth time in his career for the Ducks, and what a game he played. Since the Kings had solved Hiller and Anderson got injured in Game 3, Gibson was able to get the start and the Kings were unable to solve him.
The Kings did everything in their power defensively, offensively, and so did both goaltenders, but the passes just weren’t connecting and the opportunities were there but not executed to the tee as the Ducks seemed more hungry for a win.
Shots 14 28
Power Plays 1/3 0/4
Hits 26 52
Face-off Wins 35 31
Blocked Shots 25 9
The first period ended 2-0 in favor of the Ducks and that’s just how the game ended. Jonathan Quick was in net making nine out of 11 saves.
At the start of the second Martin Jones stepped in for Quick. He saved all three shots that came his way.
The third period was a big penalty kill period for the Kings, as they killed a four minute penalty Kopitar got. The Kings had a power play and even an extra attacker in the final minutes of play but not one puck got through.
Game 5 will be at Honda Center on Monday at 7:00 p.m.Tags: Hockey, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Kings, NHL