Kings win third straight game, beat rival Ducks

The Kings celebrate after left wing Kevin Fiala scored during the third period against the Ducks.
The Kings celebrate after left wing Kevin Fiala (22) scored during the third period against the Ducks on Tuesday at Arena.
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Alex Iafallo, Viktor Arvidsson and Kevin Fiala scored and the Kings beat the Ducks 4-1 on Tuesday night for their third straight win.

The Kings won three straight games for the second time this season, and Pheonix Copley made 23 saves and joined teammate Jonathan Quick in winning three consecutive starts. Quick’s wins came Nov. 5-10, during a four-game win streak.

Drew Doughty had a power-play goal, and Adrian Kempe had two assists as the Kings took the opener of the three-game Freeway Faceoff rivalry series.


Frank Vatrano scored on the power play and Lukas Dostal gave up four goals on 41 shots as the Ducks failed in their bid to get their first three-game winning streak of the season.

The Kings took charge in the second period, converting during a strong stretch of play on a slap shot by Doughty with a second left on a power play at 6:46.

Kings defenseman Matt Roy took a roughing penalty during the game’s first real scuffle and Vatrano scored on the rebound off a shot by Kevin Shattenkirk for his sixth goal on the ensuing man advantage.

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Iafallo restored the lead 2-1 with 20.4 seconds to go in the period, scoring off Phillip Danault’s pass after an assertive possession behind the net.

Arvidsson extended the margin to 3-1 early in the third, finishing a rush for his first goal and point in two games after missing two games for paternity leave.

Fiala capped the scoring with a strong individual effort, shaking off Vatrano and Nathan Beaulieu to score on a breakaway.