RIVAL TIME!!! The Anaheim Ducks Rise Above the with a 3-2 Victory Over the LA Kings

The Ducks take on the Los Angeles Kings, this is the first game after taking their mandatory BYE WEEK. Both of the Ducks and Kings were coming off the bye week. Near the end of the bye week Jared Boll and Ondrej Kase came up from the Gulls and were the only players that were skating during the bye week before a practice before they play the Kings.

As this is a RIVAL GAME so it is expected to be a very physical and very emotional game for both teams and you can expect that this will come out in big ways in tonights game.

Game Highlights:

 Photo by Anaheim Ducks

Just 3 minutes into the game the gloves are down and the fighting begins early in this Ducks vs. Kings game. 2 of the 3  fights players paired had fighting history last year and the other last season. Can’t believe this 3 fights in just 4 seconds.

Jared Boll vs Kurtis MacDermid

This is what happened between Boll vs MacDermid last season:

Kevin Bieksa vs Andy Andreoff

This is what happened between Bieksa and Andreoff last year:

Nick Ritchie vs. Kyle Clifford

This is what happened this year:

Just 3 minutes into the game the gloves are down and the fighting begins early in this Ducks vs. Kings game tonight. Can’t believe that this happened just 4 seconds into the game we have 3 fights.  Here are all 3 fights:

Nick Ritchie is the best one in my opinion because Ritchie just completely drops Clifford to the ice and gets on top of Clifford to throw a few punches before the officials broke that fight up.

Penalties given:

Jared Boll, Kurtis MacDermid, Kevin Bieksa, Andy Andreoff, Nick Ritchie, and Kyle Clifford are all off to the penalty box with 5-minute major fighting penalties. There is no man advantage because it is a fighting penalty.

The Ducks go on the penalty kill as Andrew Cogliano is off to the penalty box for interference with with Adrian Kempe. This is the call that eventually got Cogliano suspended for 2 games. John Gibson was a puck killing machine, he denied shot after shot after shot. Gibson denied the bouncing puck from going.

Click  here to see Gibson PK skills: Gibson Denies Lewis on the bouncing puck

Gibson kills this penalty for the Ducks. Penalty Kill and the Ironman is out of the penalty box.

Then out of the blue sneaky Ondrej Kase makes a beautiful move on Quick… ANAHEIM DUCKS GOAL!!! SCORED BY THE #25 ONDREJ KASE!!!ASSISTED BY THE #37 NICK RITCHIE!!! Ondrej Kase gets a five-hole goal on Jonathan Quick that was about the size of the puck and that puck went right through Quick’s tiny five-hole. The Ducks take the lead over the Kings. It’s 1-0 Ducks.

Click here to see Kase goes five-hole on Quick: Kase Sneaks Wrister Past Quick

The fighting major penalties have expired. Jared Boll, Kevin Bieksa, Nick Ritchie, Kurtis MacDermid, Kyle Clifford, and Andy Andreoff are all out of the penalty box.

John Gibson contiues to make goaltending look so easy by showing off his athleticism and physicality throughout this game. He takes protecting the net to the next level when he uses his whole body to save the puck with his athletic abilites as a goaltender.

The Anaheim Ducks go on a JMG POWER PLAY!!! Drew Doughty is off to the penalty box for interference when he probably intentionally elbowed Rickard Rakell.

The Kings failed on killing this penalty because… ANAHEIM DUCKS GOAL!!! IT’S A JMG POWER PLAY GOAL!!! SCORED BY THE #17 RYAN KESLER!!! ASSISTED BY THE #26 BRANDON MONTOUR!!! ASSISTED BY THE #25 ONDREJ KASE!!! Kesler shoots from the dot and that puck finds it’s way to the back of the net. Ducks remain in the lead, it’s 2-0 Ducks.

Click here to see Kesler’s PPG: Kesler goes Top-Shelf with the PPG

The Ducks head to the locker room with a 2-0 lead over the Kings. The Ducks need to shut down the Kings and make it silent here in Staples Center. John Gibson just needs to keep it going in the remaining 40 minutes of this game.

 Photo by Anaheim Ducks

The Los Angeles Kings get one past Gibson but it was deemed NO GOAL. Adrian Kempe had hand contact with the puck. The goal is under review to determine if there has hand contact with the puck before entering the net. The officials make the call it’s NO GOAL Kempe did have hand contact with the puck sot there is no goal which means that the score remains 2-0 Ducks.

One player that Trevor Lewis probably wished he had no contact with is Jared Boll because during one of Boll’s shifts he was hitting anyone in black that was standing in his way. Trevor Lewis found himself in Boll’s way twice on the same shift. The bestly Jared Boll came in like a Wrecking Boll and was the Boll-dozer that ran Lewis over 2 times and Lewis was hit very hard by the Ducks Wrecking Boll.

The Ducks go on the penalty kill as Ryan Kesler is off to the penalty box for slashing Tyler Toffoli. Gibson standing strong and using his athleticism to the max he is the big reason behind the Ducks killing the slashing penalty on Kesler. Time’s up and the penalty is killes, Ryan Kesler is out of the box and the Kings weren’t successful in getting the puck past Ducks stellar netminder John Gibson on their power play.

The Ducks are off to the locker room still maintaining the 2-0 lead over the Kings. They just need to keep on doing what they’ve been doing for the past 40 minutes and come away with the 2 points here tonight. They had good puck control in the second and Getzlaf and Henrique had the speed which created 2-on-1 scoring chances but they just couldn’t capitalize from those chances.

 Photo by Anaheim Ducks

Just 2-minutes into the third period Ondrej Kase makes his move… AND THE ANAHEIM DUCKS GOAL!!! SCORED BY THE #25 ONDREJ KASE!!! ASSISTED BY THE #37 NICK RITCHIE!!! Kase pots his second goal of the night, the net was wide open and Kase took advantage of that one shoots and the puck finds the back of the net. The Ducks remain in the lead, it’s 3-0 Ducks.

Kase pots 2nd goal

It takes the Kings 48 minutes to get one past Gibson tonight. The Los Angeles Kings Goal. It’s Nick Shore that blasts the one-timer that gets past Gibson. It is probably a goal that Gibson could’ve saved and wished he could have been saved. The Ducks remain in the lead but only by 2, it’s 3-1 Ducks.

Shore blasts one-timer past Gibson

Shortly after the Kings get on the map, the Anaheim Ducks go on a JMG Power Play!!! Derek Forbort is off to the penalty box for high-sticking Corey Perry. Since no blood was drawn it is a minor high sticking penalty. Unfortunately, the Ducks weren’t successful on the power play.

The Kings get another one, the Los Angeles Kings Goal. It’s Anze Kopitar that gets one past Gibson. Now the Ducks lead by 1, it’s 3-2 Ducks.

Kopitar wires home second chance

Time winding down, Jonathan Quick is pulled minutes left in the game. That was a bad call by the Kings because… ANAHEIM DUCKS GOAL!!! COREY PERRY WITH THE EMPTY NETTER!!! SCORED BY THE #10 COREY PERRY!!! ASSISTED BY THE #47 HAMPUS LINDHOLM!!!

Perry with the empty netter goal


Thoughts on the game from the Anaheim Ducks players and coaches

Ryan Getzlaf: Any time you can come off a break, come energized and play the first period we did, I thought guys went out and stuck up for each other right away.

Ryan Getzlaf (on the three fights within a four-second span): That’s good hockey right there. I’ve seen that a few times. Those were guys who wanted to make a statement coming out of the break and sticking up for each other for past things. It was good to see on both sides.

Head Coach Randy Carlyle (on the season series against the Kings): These games have all been very tight. We haven’t been on the right end of the stick. We lost one in a shootout and one in overtime. We need points, simple as that. Every game is very important against division foes and Western Conference foes. These are four-point games. We’re going to have to play a more consistent brand as we go forward. Hopefully we can do enough to give ourselves a chance.

Blog post coming up next… It’s Ducks Updates and then Ducks vs. Penguins on the 17th


LET’S GO DUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Sources: Anaheim Ducks Player News- Ducks Daily and Twitter @AnaheimDucks

Sources are all by The Anaheim Ducks/ anaheimducks.com

Source: Kyle Shohara- “Recap: Kase’s Three-Poing Night Fuels Ducks to 4-2 Victory Over LA”

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