RECAP: LA Kings beat Ducks 3-2 in OT

BY foxsports • November 15, 2014

Jarret Stoll scored his first goal of the season on a power play 2:19 into overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday in the Freeway Faceoff.

Stoll tapped a slow-sliding puck under Frederik Andersen in the waning seconds of a power play for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who came back from a late deficit in the Southern California clubs' second entertaining meeting in four days.

Tyler Toffoli scored a short-handed goal, Jonathan Quick made 27 saves and Anze Kopitar scored the tying power-play goal midway through the third period for the Kings, who won for just the third time in 10 games.

Emerson Etem and Ryan Kesler scored for the Ducks, who beat Los Angeles 6-5 on Wednesday.

Anaheim has earned points in seven straight games, but its five-game regular-season winning streak against Los Angeles ended.

After Hampus Lindholm took a hooking penalty 23 seconds into overtime, the Kings struggled for chances before Justin Williams got the puck to Stoll. He tipped it just under Andersen, who made 34 saves in the Ducks' fifth straight overtime game.

This local derby clearly has new enmity this season after the clubs' bitter second-round playoff series last spring, producing two nail-biters in the new season so far.

After the Kings chased Andersen early in Anaheim on Wednesday, Kesler scored twice in the third period while the Ducks rallied from a late two-goal deficit and won in a shootout.

Corey Perry missed his fifth straight game and Francois Beauchemin sat out his third straight game for Anaheim while recovering from mumps.

Defenseman Alec Martinez sat out for Los Angeles after injuring his finger blocking a shot in Thursda's loss to Dallas. Robyn Regehr returned from a three-game absence for the Kings' injury-plagued defense, which again relied on Drew Doughty to play more than half of the game.

After a scoreless first period, Etem put the Ducks ahead with a second-effort backhand in front of Quick for just his second goal of the season.

Toffoli evened it moments later with his NHL-leading fourth short-handed goal of the young season.

The Ducks jumped back ahead late in the second when Bryan Allen made a sharp cross-ice pass to Kesler for his sixth goal with his new team. Kesler had scored just one goal in the previous four weeks before his two-game binge against the Kings.

Kopitar evened it with a big shot through traffic late in a sharp power play by the Kings who hadn't scored on their previous 18 power-play chances over seven games since Nov. 2.

NOTES: Anaheim hadn't lost a day game since April 7, 2012, at Calgary. ... Devante Smith-Pelly sat out with an upper-body injury after missing the Ducks' past two practices. Chris Wagner played 7:08 after he was recalled from Anaheim's AHL affiliate in Norfolk. ... Toffoli has played 18 games this season. He is the fastest player to four short-handed goals since Philadelphia's Simon Gagne scored four in his first 15 games in the 2008-09 season.


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