ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Ryan Kesler netted two third-period goals and scored again in the shootout, leading the Anaheim Ducks past the Los Angeles Kings 6-5 on Wednesday night in the first Freeway Faceoff of the season.
Ryan Getzlaf scored the tying goal with 1:39 left in regulation as Anaheim survived a dramatic finish to the Southern California rivals’ first meeting since the Kings beat the Ducks in seven grueling second-round playoff games last spring.
Marian Gaborik and Justin Williams scored third-period goals for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who blew a two-goal lead in the final six minutes of regulation.
Jakob Silfverberg scored his first goal of the season before putting a shootout goal past Jonathan Quick, who stopped 44 shots for Los Angeles.
Anze Kopitar scored his first penalty-shot goal and matched Drew Doughty with a goal and an assist apiece for the Kings. Jason LaBarbera made 14 saves for Anaheim after relieving Frederik Andersen, stopping Jeff Carter and Kopitar in the shootout.
MAPLE LEAFS 6, BRUINS 1
TORONTO (AP) – Phil Kessel scored twice, and Toronto tallied four goals during a nine-minute stretch to chase Vezina Trophy-winner Tuukka Rask and rout Boston.
Kessel now has 10 goals this season. Morgan Rielly, Tyler Bozak, James van Riemsdyk and Peter Holland also scored for the Maple Leafs. Jonathan Bernier made 25 saves despite not being tested much.
Rask allowed four goals on 16 shots before being replaced by backup Niklas Svedberg in the second period. Dennis Seidenberg scored Boston’s only goal.