It was as if the
Bodies bounced off each other. Punches were thrown. A controversial no-goal call was upheld in a third period that seemingly had more "oohs" and "aahs" in
"We know that these are going to be battles," Martinez said. "We obviously have a history between playing each other in the playoffs and just being down the road from each other. To get a good win in their building is good."
The Kings got goals from
It followed their third-period collapse Saturday against Ottawa, but goalie Jonathan Quick made 15 of his 31 saves in the final 20 minutes.
"We talked about it after the second: learn from yesterday," Martinez said. "We did that. We faced some adversity there … that's what it's going to take. We've been around, this core group, for a while. We know that things like what happened [Saturday] can't happen."
The Ducks thought they tied it when
"It was really close," Cogliano said. "If the ref didn't call it a no-goal on the ice, it could have went the other way."
Most of the third period went Anaheim's way. As so often happened last season, its rally began when franchise scoring leader
It was Perron's first goal since Dec. 1, with Pittsburgh, as he tries to revive his career with his fourth team.
"That's why I'm here," Perron said. "I want to get things going again. I know I'm a good player in this league and I want to prove that every night. What you saw a little bit in the third, that's the way I like to play."
The Kings imposed their heavy game in the second, capped by Kopitar's masterful deflection of Brayden McNabb's shot. Lecavalier fooled Gibson with a quick shot on the power play for his second goal in as many games. He also won a key defensive faceoff late.
"Ever since he came in, I think he's done a lot for us," Kopitar said. "Maybe it doesn't show in the score sheet but those little plays that he makes, [he] takes a lot of the faceoffs, especially in our zone, which turn out to be very, very big plays."
The Ducks put defenseman