Anaheim Ducks Have Poor Third, Fall To Los Angeles Kings 5-2

Quick Tops Fasth In Awesome Goalie Name Showdown

Feb 25, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks goalie Viktor Fasth (30) makes a save off a shot by Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll (28) during the first period of the game at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles - The Anaheim Ducks seemed to not have shown up in the third and that was ultimately their downfall. Jonathan Quick saved two more shots than Viktor Fasth. This was Fasth’s first career NHL loss.

Feb 25, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings center Jordan Nolan (71) and Anaheim Ducks defenseman Sheldon Souray (44) fight in the second period of the game at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

First Period:

The opening frame had all the makings of Wild West Showdown. The Quick and the Fasth kept the opposing team out of the net. Kyle Palmieri led the Ducks with two shots in the first.

Second Period:

Andrew Cogliano broke the scoreless tie coming out of the gate on a tip-in at the 13 second mark. Dustin Penner scored his first of the season three minutes later to knot the game up. Just before the six minute mark, Saku Koivu netted a wrister for is fifth of the season on the power play. The Kings hung in and Dustin Brown‘s slapshot got past Fasth for his sixth of the year.

Third Period:

Slava Voynov netted his third of the year 4:46 into the final frame. The Kings kept the scoring up by notching the third straight unanswered goal while on the man advantage on Jake Muzzin‘s wrister. The Ducks tried to generate some offense with an extra attacker, but Jeff Carter‘s empty netter sealed the win for the Kings.

Game Statistics:

Scoring By Period:

SCORING 1 2 3 TOTAL
team.teamCommonName 0 2 0 2
team.teamCommonName 0 2 3 5

SOG:

SHOTS 1 2 3 Total
team.teamCommonName 7 14 5 26
team.teamCommonName 10 11 5 26

Power Play Efficiency

Prd team.teamCommonName team.teamCommonName
1st 0-0 0-0
2nd 1-2 0-0
3rd 0-1 1-2
Total 1-3 1-2

Other Statistics:

team.teamCommonName Stats team.teamCommonName
36 HITS 29
24 FOW 41
9 GIV 12
2 TAK 4
19 BLK 10
9 PIM 11

Three Stars:

Star Team Pos/Name Stats
team.teamCommonName C Anze Kopitar 0 G, 3 A, +2, 1 SOG
team.teamCommonName D Slava Voynov 1 G, 1 A, +2, 2 SOG
team.teamCommonName LW Dustin Penner 1 G, 0 A, +1, 3 SOG

The Ducks will take on the Nashville Predators Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. PST at home.

Topics: Anaheim Ducks, Andrew Cogliano, Dustin Brown, Dustin Penner, Jake Muzzin, Jonathan Quick, Kyle Palmieri, Los Angeles Kings, Saku Koivu, Slava Voynov, Viktor Fasth

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