Time to start anew.
The Kings, in a 3-1 victory at
A game after winning in an overtime they mandated by scoring with seven seconds remaining in regulation, the Kings this time were out-shot by the high-powered Ducks, 37-17, and still walked out the winners with Game 3 on Thursday at
“They're probably not feeling too good about themselves, and they haven't seen our best,” Kings defenseman
But that was in the regular season, when the Ducks answered a five-game losing skid to the Kings at Staples Center by going 4-0-1 against their freeway rivals.
“It's frustrating, because this is the time of year guys need to score,” Ducks forward
The primary reason for that is because the front of that net is occupied by Kings goalie
“The best player on the ice tonight was the goaltender for the Kings,” said
A fight and a hooking call on Doughty led to a four-on-three Ducks advantage that forward
Less than three minutes later, the Kings re-took the lead when defenseman
The Kings' grind-it-out style shined in allowing the fewest goals in the NHL this season.
With a lead, the discipline is enhanced. An extra benefit came when Ducks forward
Quick stopped 12 shots in the second and 15 more in the third, getting his final margin when
“Historically, we've been good at holding leads, but we found a way to squeak one out because [of Quick],” Kings center
"They had better chances, more shots, the better opportunities, but Jonathan Quick usually finds a way to win a game."
The Ducks failed to convert on two power plays in the scoreless second period. In the third, two short-handed chances were denied, and the Kings inserted defenseman
"We know how good they are, especially on the power play," Schultz said. "I'm sure they're getting frustrated."