The Los Angeles Kings are not leading the series for the first time after falling 4-3 to the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Monday. The Ducks now lead the series 3-2.
The Southern California Freeway Faceoff Battle continued as the “GO KINGS GO” “BEAT LA” and “LETS GO DUCKS” chants echoed across the 30 mile path, but for the first time the home team got to chant louder as they finally won on home ice.
Jonathan Quick was in net for the Kings making 20 saves and John Gibson was in net for the Ducks making 39 saves.
Los Angeles- Anaheim
Shots 42- 24
Power Plays 1/3- 1/3
Hits 38- 31
Faceoff Wins 44- 32
Blocked Shots 10- 22
Without defenseman’s Robyn Regehr and Willie Mitchell the Kings have allowed four power play goals in three games. The Kings made a change to the line-up tonight placing Jordan Nolan in place of Kyle Clifford.
The first period ended in a 1-1 tie, with the first goal from the Ducks and the second from Trevor Lewis with the assist to Justin Williams.
The second period was three back to back goals from the Ducks, and to end the period was a power play goal from Marian Gaborik with assists to Jake Muzzin and Jeff Carter.
In the third period came another goal from Gaborik with assists to Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar, but it wasn’t enough to tie the game and head to overtime.
The three stars of the game were; no.1 Devante Smith-Pelly, no. 2 Marian Gaborik, no. 3 John Gibson.
The next game is at STAPLES Center on Wednesday at 6:30p.m.Tags: Hockey, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Kings, NHL