Ducks beat LA Kings 3-0 on Dodger Stadium ice

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 26, 2014 at 1:16 am •  Published: January 26, 2014
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The Ducks followed up their 2-1 victory in Thursday's rivalry meeting in Anaheim by opening a seven-point lead over Chicago atop the overall standings.

Jonathan Quick made 18 saves as the Kings matched their longest skid of an otherwise solid season. After getting a goal in the opening minutes of Thursday's loss, Los Angeles hasn't scored in 116 consecutive minutes against the Ducks.

"As for us not scoring goals, it's been a constant theme, and it's getting embarrassing," Los Angeles defenseman Drew Doughty said. "So we need to pick up our socks, and everyone needs to get hungry around the net and score goals."

Hiller made 20 saves and stopped Anze Kopitar's penalty shot in the first period, and the Swiss netminder turned away every good scoring chance after that in his fourth shutout and 24th victory of the season.

Just 2:45 in, Perry scored the first goal in Dodger Stadium history, connecting rather easily on a rebound of Ryan Getzlaf's shot off a faceoff. Less than six minutes later, Beleskey was alone at the side of Quick's net to score on a play set up by Selanne's pass.

Kopitar was awarded a penalty shot midway through the period when Lovejoy hooked him on a breakaway, but the Kings' leading scorer couldn't do much with the puck, and Hiller stopped it.

"The experience was fun and it was exciting, playing on a stage like this in front of all those people, but it was definitely not the outcome we wanted," Kopitar said.

Cogliano had the best scoring chance of the second period, but lost the puck on a breakaway. Hiller was outstanding after struggling in his last start against Winnipeg, and Cogliano wrapped up the win in the closing seconds with his 17th goal.

NOTES: The crowd was announced at 54,099 — a number that likely made Gretzky smile. ... Despite significant public interest, the game didn't sell out until early Saturday. The NHL overpriced many tickets when they first went on sale, forcing price reductions and refunds in the sections that weren't selling. ... Perry joined Cristiano Ronaldo as the first players to score a goal in their respective sports at Dodger Stadium. Last August, Ronaldo scored Real Madrid's first goal against Everton in the stadium's first soccer game.



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