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Smith-Pelly helps Ducks beat Kings 4-3 in shootout to clinch top seed in Western Conference

  • Anaheim Ducks right wing Devante Smith-Pelly, right, celebrates after scoring on Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick in the shootout of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Ducks won 4-3. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Anaheim Ducks right wing Devante Smith-Pelly, right, celebrates after scoring on Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick in the shootout of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Ducks won 4-3. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings left wing Kyle Clifford, left, and Anaheim Ducks defenseman Stephane Robidas vie for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Kings left wing Kyle Clifford, left, and Anaheim Ducks defenseman Stephane Robidas vie for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen, of Denmark, stops a shot during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen, of Denmark, stops a shot during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

Devante Smith-Pelly scored his first goal in regulation since Halloween, then got the only goal in the shootout as the Anaheim Ducks beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 Saturday night to secure the top seed for the Western Conference playoffs.

Nick Bonino and Matt Beleskey also scored in regulation and Frederik Andersen stopped 27 shots for the Ducks, who will face Dallas in the opening round of the postseason.

Anze Kopitar had two goals, including the tying on with 3:12 left in the third period, and Dustin Brown also scored for Los Angeles. The Kings fell short of getting their franchise-record 47th win in their regular-season finale.

Both local rivals scored in the final 5 minutes of regulation, and Smith-Pelly then beat Jonathan Quick in the fourth round of the shootout.