The hockey gods have benevolently given us another great match up against our rivals the Los Angeles Kings, and better yet we snagged another win. What a different game from last weekend’s match up, no fights as opposed to the three to start the game last weekend. The goalposts on both ends made a valiant effort, especially against Rickard Rakell, but their heroics could not stop the scoring.
No goals in the first two periods, and Anaheim finally stayed out of the penalty box. Our penalty kill did its job ending perfect on the night.
For the Ducks’ first goal, all I can say is Adam Henrique is a gem, it’s mostly just perseverance for him to get that puck in the back of the net, and incidentally himself as well.
The Kings didn’t stay behind for much tying the game a little under three minutes later. Iafallo is left alone on Gibson’s right side to put it home as everyone bunches up in front of the crease.
Lastly, the beaut that puts the Ducks ahead is started by a slapper from Beauchemin then redirected by Kesler through Quick’s five-hole. Jonathan Quick, by the way, put an absolute clinic in the first two periods, an immense performance that came up short thanks to Kesler.
Overall, another great performance for the Ducks to add onto the win against the Penguins. Last weekend I mentioned how the win against the Kings could be the spark to start a streak, but it showed not to be the case as we quickly lost to the Avs a couple days later. Getzlaf also gave Ducks’ fans a small heart attack getting off the ice gingerly late in the first period. Thankfully, he came back for the opening face-off of the second period. Next game is against the Sharks on Sunday at home. It’s a hard game, but the schedule is basically begging us to get ahead on the Pacific Division. The playoff race is tight, but not impossible, stay tuned here for all updates!