January-type hockey? Not really.
There were times when the hard-hitting
The Ducks won, 3-2, in a shootout, absorbing more than a few blows (45 hits, in fact) from the Kings on Saturday night. As of now, the Kings are out of a playoff spot, tied with Calgary but behind the
As for Saturday, Getzlaf said it was a night worth savoring for the Ducks. Anaheim is 22-0-6 in one-goal wins this season. Ducks forward
"We got him the next year, it dawned on me that's what he said, so I gave him a shot at it and he scored. Scored again. Scored again," Boudreau said. "That shot [on Quick] had a pretty great release on it. I heard the ping and the cheers."
Said Silfverberg: "I've been lucky so far. I was trying to switch it up, so I took it in, took a quick shot — [
The Kings are 1-7 in the shootout this season and have not scored in their last 22 attempts. Against Anaheim, the three Kings in the shootout were
"Shootouts are a crapshoot," Kings captain
The teams traded power-play goals. Kopitar gave the Kings a 2-1 lead at 18:27 of the second period, and Ducks defenseman
"Our power play gave us momentum, our PK [penalty kill] was, again, they get another power-play goal," Brown said. "Our PK was pretty good, but the goal goes in, you still don't feel good about it.
"That's the difference in the game. If our PK can just find a way. Greener [defenseman Matt Greene] is doing the right thing. It just hits him and goes in the net. It's a bad break or whatever you want to call it.
"We've got to kill penalties."
Moment to remember
One of the highlights of the Rob Blake jersey retirement on Saturday night was Brown's heartfelt, emotional speech.
"This one was probably more important than all the others that I've done," Brown said. "Normally I don't get nervous, but for that one, I was nervous. It was a pretty important event, for Blakey, for the organization."
KINGS VS. CALGARY
When: 7:30 p.m., Monday
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