Los Angeles 4, Anaheim 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, March 3, 2012 10:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Anaheim 28-28-4-6 17-14-2-0 11-14-2-6 L1
Los Angeles 30-23-5-7 17-13-0-4 13-10-5-3 W2

Recap


KINGS 4, DUCKS 2: Jeff Carter scored twice in his home debut and Jonathan Quick made 29 saves as Los Angeles moved to within one point of a playoff spot and damaged Anaheim’s postseason chances.
 
Carter, who was acquired from Columbus prior to the trade deadline, broke a 1-1 tie when he roofed a rebound early in the second and wired a wrist shot past Jonas Hiller later in the period to make it 3-1.

Captain Dustin Brown scored in the first period, Mike Richards notched three assists and Anze Kopitar added an empty-netter for Los Angeles, which has won three of its last four games.

Rookie Devante Smith-Pelly and defenseman Sheldon Brookbank scored for the Ducks, who remain seven points out of eighth place with 16 games to play.

Smith-Pelly beat Quick with a low wrist shot to the stick side 13 seconds after Carter’s second tally.

Brown collected the puck near Hiller’s pad after a shot by Alec Martinez and patiently found room inside the right post at 12:15 for his sixth goal in the last six games.

Brookbank tied it 3:27 later when his shot from the point fluttered through traffic and over Quick’s right shoulder.

Hiller stopped Brown’s shorthanded breakaway early in the first period.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Brookbank has three goals in 261 career games, two in the last nine. ... The Kings have won four of the first five meetings this season. ... Hiller made 16 saves and increased his franchise record with his 25th straight start. He is 15-6-4 during that span. ... Los Angeles improved to 80-0-6 in its last 86 games when leading after two periods. ... The Kings are 19-0-2 this season when scoring three or more goals.

Top Game Performances

Anaheim   Los Angeles
Sheldon Brookbank 1 Points Mike Richards 3
Sheldon Brookbank 1 Goals Jeff Carter 2
Andrew Cogliano 1 Assists Mike Richards 3
N/A Power Play Goals Jeff Carter 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonas Hiller .842 Save Percentage Jonathan Quick .935
Jonas Hiller 16 Saves Jonathan Quick 29

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Anaheim 31 2 0-4 2-4 13 29
Los Angeles 20 4 2-4 4-4 13 27

Upcoming Games

  • Los Angeles will play their next game on the road against Los Angeles . The Kings have a W/L % of .345 after a win and .556 after a loss.
  • Anaheim will play their next game at home against Edmonton . The Ducks have a W/L % of .464 after a win and .395 after a loss.
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