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Perry, Kunitz help Ducks complete home-and-home sweep

Nov 16, 2007 - 7:16 AM
LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- The Anaheim Ducks are turning the newly named "Freeway Face-Off" into a one-way street.

Corey Perry scored a pair of goals and set up another and Chris Kunitz collected three assists as the Ducks rolled to a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday.

Ryan Getzlaf and Rob Niedermayer each had a tally and an assist for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who swept the home-and-home series with the Kings and improved to 3-1-0 vs. their Southern California rivals this season.

"They came back against us the other night and sent it into overtime," Perry said. "We knew we had to come out in the third and play a solid 20 minutes. They scored five in the third against Dallas (on Saturday) and two against us a couple of nights ago. We knew what they could do in the third."

Anaheim also raised its record against Los Angeles to 12-4-4 since the start of the 2005-06 campaign.

"Every game with them is a battle out there," Getzlaf said. "It's a tough and fun game to play, and those are the ones you want to play all the time."

"It's a division foe and a big rival," Ducks coach Randy Carlyle added. "It's always nice to win."

After Dustin Brown scored on a turnaround shot from the bottom of the left faceoff circle 12 minutes into the second period to give Los Angeles a 2-1 lead, Anaheim took over, netting four straight goals.

Perry began the outburst with his second of the game with 3:36 left in the middle session. After serving a boarding infraction, the former first-round pick exited the penalty box, received a pass from Kunitz at the Kings' blue line and skated in alone on Jean-Sebastien Aubin before slipping the puck between the goaltender's pads to forge a 2-2 tie.

"I jumped out of the box and Kunitz had the puck and I was yelling for it," Perry said. "He laid it up there so it didn't bounce, and I just went in and went five-hole."

The tally capped Perry's third two-goal performance of the season, two of which have come against the Kings, and the fifth of his career.

Getzlaf put the Ducks ahead for good at 2:08 of the third as he was the last to touch the puck before it bounced between Aubin's legs and into the net.

"They dominated most of the first half of the game," Getzlaf said. "We came out and started playing and built around each other. We were able to rally around each other and make some big goals for our team. Everyone contributed, that was the biggest thing."

Playing in his 900th career game, rugged forward Brad May made it 3-1 with his second tally of the season, grabbing a rebound in front and backhanding it past Aubin at 8:31.

"It was nice to be a part of (the offense)," the 35-year-old May said. "Our team has to get contributions from everyone more often. We played a terrible first period and were able to respond and find ourselves. I'm sure LA is not happy with the way things went, but for us, I think we figured something out."

Samuel Pahlsson, who was a finalist for the Selke Trophy last campaign, buried a loose puck from the bottom of the right circle midway through the session. After Patrick O'Sullivan drew the Kings within 6-3 at 16:41, Niedermayer scored an empty-netter in the final minute to seal the victory.

"It was a show of character on the team's part," Carlyle said. "We got contributions from different guys."

"The third period was definitely the difference," Kings coach Marc Crawford said. "When the game was on the line, you have to be at your best, and they were. You have to give them credit."

Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 26 saves for Anaheim, which has won three in a row overall and two straight on the road, improving to 2-5-1 away from home this season.

"It's definitely something building," Perry said. "When you start a streak and guys get more confidence and things start going your way. That's what we have to keep working on, and working on our game and winning on the road."

Anze Kopitar netted a power-play goal, Michael Cammalleri notched a pair of assists and Aubin turned aside 26 shots for the Kings, who have dropped four of their last six games.

"We have a good team in here that can compete against the top teams in the league," Brown said. "It's just a matter of being consistent, not only from game to game, but from the first minute to the last minute of the game. Tonight, we weren't consistent enough to sustain the pressure from them."

Kopitar started the scoring with 6:52 remaining in the first period, receiving a pass from Cammalleri at the blue line, skating through the left circle and firing the puck between Giguere's pads for his eighth goal of the campaign.

"We were fortunate to get out of the first only down one goal," Carlyle said.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ANAHEIM 0 2 4 6
    LOS ANGELES 1 1 1 3 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: LOS - (PP) ANZE KOPITAR 8 (MIKE CAMMALLERI, ROB BLAKE) 13:08
    2ND PRD: ANA - COREY PERRY 10 (CHRIS KUNITZ, RYAN GETZLAF) 0:52
    LOS - DUSTIN BROWN 8 (ANZE KOPITAR, MIKE CAMMALLERI) 12:05
    ANA - COREY PERRY 11 (CHRIS KUNIT

    Nov 16 1:06 AM


  • NHL
    ANAHEIM 6
    LOS ANGELES 3
    3RD PRD: ANA - (EN) ROB NIEDERMAYER 2 (CHRIS PRONGER) 19:18

    Ducks vs. KingsNov 16 1:05 AM


  • NHL
    ANAHEIM 5
    LOS ANGELES 3
    3RD PRD: LOS - PATRICK O'SULLIVAN 4 (MATT MOULSON, ALEXANDER FROLOV)
    16:41

    Ducks vs. KingsNov 16 1:01 AM


  • NHL
    ANAHEIM 5
    LOS ANGELES 2
    3RD PRD: ANA - SAMUEL PAHLSSON 2 (ROB NIEDERMAYER, TRAVIS MOEN) 10:55

    Ducks vs. KingsNov 16 12:54 AM


  • NHL
    ANAHEIM 4
    LOS ANGELES 2
    3RD PRD: ANA - BRAD MAY 2 (ANDY MCDONALD) 8:31

    Ducks vs. KingsNov 16 12:47 AM


  • NHL
    ANAHEIM 3
    LOS ANGELES 2
    3RD PRD: ANA - RYAN GETZLAF 7 (COREY PERRY, CHRIS PRONGER) 2:08

    Ducks vs. KingsNov 16 12:36 AM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ANAHEIM 0 2 2
    LOS ANGELES 1 1 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: LOS - (PP) ANZE KOPITAR 8 (MIKE CAMMALLERI, ROB BLAKE) 13:08
    2ND PRD: ANA - COREY PERRY 10 (CHRIS KUNITZ, RYAN GETZLAF) 0:52
    LOS - DUSTIN BROWN 8 (ANZE KOPITAR, MIKE CAMMALLERI) 12:05
    ANA - COREY PERRY 11

    Nov 16 12:12 AM


  • NHL
    ANAHEIM 2
    LOS ANGELES 2
    2ND PRD: ANA - COREY PERRY 11 (CHRIS KUNITZ) 16:24

    Ducks vs. KingsNov 16 12:07 AM


  • NHL
    ANAHEIM 1
    LOS ANGELES 2
    2ND PRD: LOS - DUSTIN BROWN 8 (ANZE KOPITAR, MIKE CAMMALLERI) 12:05

    Ducks vs. KingsNov 15 11:56 PM


  • NHL
    ANAHEIM 1
    LOS ANGELES 1
    2ND PRD: ANA - COREY PERRY 10 (CHRIS KUNITZ, RYAN GETZLAF) 0:52

    Ducks vs. KingsNov 15 11:37 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ANAHEIM 0 0
    LOS ANGELES 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: LOS - (PP) ANZE KOPITAR 8 (MIKE CAMMALLERI, ROB BLAKE) 13:08
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ANA 4 4
    LOS 11 11
    GOALIES: ANA - JEAN-SEBASTI

    Nov 15 11:16 PM


  • NHL
    ANAHEIM 0
    LOS ANGELES 1
    1ST PRD: LOS - (PP) ANZE KOPITAR 8 (MIKE CAMMALLERI, ROB BLAKE) 13:08

    Ducks vs. KingsNov 15 11:03 PM
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    roots
    alamowx Added 5 roots

    Ducks vs. KingsNov 15 9:34 AM