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Kings top Stanley Cup champs in exhibition opener

Sep 14, 2007 - 4:44 AM By Craig Shultz PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) - The last time the Anaheim Ducks played a hockey game, players such as Scott Niedermayer, Teemu Selanne and Jean-Sebastien Giguere were skating around the Honda Center with the Stanley Cup.

When the team returned to the ice Thursday, Shane Hnidy,Dan LaCouture and Petteri Wirtanen were wearing the Anaheim sweater in a 5-4 loss to the Los Angeles Kings in the exhibition opener for both teams.

Anaheim played with just seven players who were on the team in the finals. Niedermayer and Selanne are still contemplating retirement and Giguere is recovering from surgery for a sports hernia.

Brian Willsie scored a goal that was knocked into the net by Anaheim goalie J.P. Levasseur for the winner at 14:54 of the third period.

That came after the Ducks had overcome a 4-2 deficit to tie the game at 3:07 of the third when Jason King tipped in Francois Beauchemin's slap shot in a 4-on-4 situation.

Los Angeles got two goals from newcomer Kyle Calder and two assists each from Derek Armstrong and Lubomir Visnovsky.

The Kings, starting their 40th NHL season, took a 2-0 first-period lead on their Southern California neighbors, who won the Cup in just their 14th campaign.

Gabe Gauthier, who was born in California, tipped in a shot by Matt Moulson at 4:24 of the first period before Moulson scored a power-play goal at 12:12 to make it 2-0.

Anaheim got on the board when Maxim Kondratiev took a pass from Chris Pronger and scored a power-play goal from the right circle at 14:44 of the first.

Calder gave Los Angeles a 3-1 lead with a goal at 19:23. Calder was upended as he skated from the left circle but was able to backhand the puck past Ilya Bryzgalov.

The Ducks scored just seven seconds into the second period when Mike Hoffman won a battle behind the net and wrapped the puck around to the front, putting a backhander past Dan Cloutier on the glove side.

Calder scored his second goal of the game at 8:13 of the period before Anaheim's LaCouture made it 4-3 less than a minute later.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS ANGELES 3 1 1 5
    ANAHEIM 1 2 1 4 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: LOS - GABE GAUTHIER 1 (KEVIN DALLMAN, MATT MOULSON) 4:44
    LOS - (PP) MATT MOULSON 1 (LUBOMIR VISNOVSKY) 12:12
    ANA - (PP) MAXIM KONDRATIEV 1 (BOBBY RYAN, CHRIS PRONGER)
    14:44
    LOS - KYLE CALDER 1 (DEREK ARMSTRONG, LUBOM

    Sep 14 12:32 AM


  • NHL
    LOS ANGELES 5
    ANAHEIM 4
    3RD PRD: LOS - BRIAN WILLSIE 1 (UNASSISTED) 14:54

    Kings vs. DucksSep 14 12:24 AM


  • NHL
    LOS ANGELES 4
    ANAHEIM 4
    3RD PRD: ANA - JASON KING 1 (FRANCOIS BEAUCHEMIN, TODD MARCHANT) 3:07

    Kings vs. DucksSep 14 12:03 AM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS ANGELES 3 1 4
    ANAHEIM 1 2 3 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: LOS - GABE GAUTHIER 1 (KEVIN DALLMAN, MATT MOULSON) 4:44
    LOS - (PP) MATT MOULSON 1 (LUBOMIR VISNOVSKY) 12:12
    ANA - (PP) MAXIM KONDRATIEV 1 (BOBBY RYAN, CHRIS PRONGER)
    14:44
    LOS - KYLE CALDER 1 (DEREK ARM

    Sep 13 11:40 PM


  • NHL
    LOS ANGELES 4
    ANAHEIM 3
    2ND PRD: ANA - DAN LACOUTURE 1 (PETTERI WIRTANEN) 9:02

    Kings vs. DucksSep 13 11:20 PM


  • NHL
    LOS ANGELES 4
    ANAHEIM 2
    2ND PRD: LOS - (PP) KYLE CALDER 2 (BRIAN BOYLE, DEREK ARMSTRONG) 8:13

    Kings vs. DucksSep 13 11:18 PM


  • NHL
    LOS ANGELES 3
    ANAHEIM 2
    2ND PRD: ANA - MIKE HOFFMAN 1 (UNASSISTED) 0:07

    Kings vs. DucksSep 13 11:01 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS ANGELES 3 3
    ANAHEIM 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: LOS - GABE GAUTHIER 1 (KEVIN DALLMAN, MATT MOULSON) 4:24
    LOS - (PP) MATT MOULSON 1 (LUBOMIR VISNOVSKY) 12:12
    ANA - (PP) MAXIM KONDRATIEV 1 (RYAN GETZLAF, CHRIS PRONGER)
    14:44
    LOS - KYLE CALDER 1 (DEREK A

    Sep 13 10:42 PM


  • NHL
    LOS ANGELES 3
    ANAHEIM 1
    1ST PRD: LOS - KYLE CALDER 1 (DEREK ARMSTRONG, LUBOMIR VISNOVSKY)
    19:23

    Kings vs. DucksSep 13 10:41 PM


  • NHL
    LOS ANGELES 2
    ANAHEIM 1
    1ST PRD: ANA - (PP) MAXIM KONDRATIEV 1 (RYAN GETZLAF, CHRIS PRONGER)
    14:44

    Kings vs. DucksSep 13 10:35 PM


  • NHL
    LOS ANGELES 2
    ANAHEIM 0
    1ST PRD: LOS - (PP) MATT MOULSON 1 (LUBOMIR VISNOVSKY) 12:12

    Kings vs. DucksSep 13 10:30 PM


  • NHL
    LOS ANGELES 1
    ANAHEIM 0
    1ST PRD: LOS - GABE GAUTHIER 1 (KEVIN DALLMAN, MATT MOULSON) 4:24

    Kings vs. DucksSep 13 10:19 PM