Final - 2OT
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Ducks face Kings looking to extend home streak

Mar 26, 2008 - 12:21 PM Los Angeles (30-40-6) at Anaheim (43-26-8) 10:00 pm EDT

ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) - A pair of clubs heading in opposite directions meet Wednesday when the Anaheim Ducks host the Los Angeles Kings.

The Ducks, reigning Stanley Cup champions and virtually in the playoffs, will be looking to extend their team-record nine-game home winning streak. The Kings are simply hoping to avoid finishing last in the NHL.

Anaheim, 25-8-4 at home, is one win away from matching the franchise record for home victories in a season.

"If it wasn't for our home record, we wouldn't be sitting where we are right now," Ducks' center Rob Niedermayer said.

Anaheim has surged into fourth place in the Western Conference with a 16-4-1 record since February 5. The Ducks haven't lost at home since a 4-2 defeat to Dallas on February 15.

Anaheim is coming off a 2-1 victory over Phoenix on Saturday despite the absence of No. 1 goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere because of back spasms.

The Ducks have lost four of their last five games against the Kings, but have won three straight at home in the series.

Los Angeles, which has a league-low 66 points, has won two straight for the first time since early February. The Kings can avoid finishing last in the league if they can catch the Tampa Bay Lighting, who are two points ahead.

"Our fate has kind of been written," Kings' defenseman Rob Blake said. "We're out of the playoffs. We want a little respect."








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    FINAL IN SHOOTOUT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
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    LOS ANGELES 1 0 0 0 (1) 1
    ANAHEIM 0 1 0 0 (2) 2 FINAL IN SHOOTOUT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: LOS - (PP) PATRICK O'SULLIVAN 20 (DEREK ARMSTRONG, TOM
    PREISSING) 9:29
    2ND PRD: ANA - (PP) BOBBY RYAN 4 (MARC-ANDRE BERGERON) 12:25
    3RD PRD: NONE
    OT: NONE
    SO: ANA - TODD

    Kings 1, Ducks 2  Final - 2OTMar 27 12:50 AM


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    END OF OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    LOS ANGELES 1 0 0 0 1
    ANAHEIM 0 1 0 0 1 END OF OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: LOS - (PP) PATRICK O'SULLIVAN 20 (DEREK ARMSTRONG, TOM
    PREISSING) 9:29
    2ND PRD: ANA - (PP) BOBBY RYAN 4 (MARC-ANDRE BERGERON) 12:25
    3RD PRD: NONE
    OT: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL:

    Mar 27 12:41 AM
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    Kings 1, Ducks 1  OT - 4:55Mar 27 12:34 AM
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    Kings 1, Ducks 1  3rd - 1:00Mar 27 12:33 AM


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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS ANGELES 1 0 0 1
    ANAHEIM 0 1 0 1 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: LOS - (PP) PATRICK O'SULLIVAN 20 (DEREK ARMSTRONG, TOM
    PREISSING) 9:29
    2ND PRD: ANA - (PP) BOBBY RYAN 4 (MARC-ANDRE BERGERON) 12:25
    3RD PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --

    Mar 27 12:33 AM
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    Kings 1, Ducks 1  3rd - 4:38Mar 27 12:23 AM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS ANGELES 1 0 1
    ANAHEIM 0 1 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: LOS - (PP) PATRICK O'SULLIVAN 20 (DEREK ARMSTRONG, TOM
    PREISSING) 9:29
    2ND PRD: ANA - (PP) BOBBY RYAN 4 (MARC-ANDRE BERGERON) 12:25
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS

    Mar 26 11:42 PM


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    LOS ANGELES 1
    ANAHEIM 1
    2ND PRD: ANA - (PP) BOBBY RYAN 4 (UNASSISTED) 12:25

    Kings 1, Ducks 1  2nd - 7:35Mar 26 11:28 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS ANGELES 1 1
    ANAHEIM 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: LOS - (PP) PATRICK O'SULLIVAN 20 (DEREK ARMSTRONG, TOM
    PREISSING) 9:29
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS 13 13
    ANA 12 12
    GOALIES: LOS - E

    Mar 26 10:44 PM


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    LOS ANGELES 1
    ANAHEIM 0
    1ST PRD: LOS - (PP) PATRICK O'SULLIVAN 20 (DEREK ARMSTRONG, TOM
    PREISSING) 9:29

    Kings 1, Ducks 0  1st - 10:31Mar 26 10:31 PM