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Rookie goalie John Gibson stands tall in playoff debut, Ducks beat Kings 2-0 to even series

  • Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick is scored on by Anaheim Ducks right wing Devante Smith-Pelly during the first period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey second-round Stanley Cup playoff series, Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick is scored on by Anaheim Ducks right wing Devante Smith-Pelly during the first period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey second-round Stanley Cup playoff series, Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson looks on during the second period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings, Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson looks on during the second period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey second-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings, Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf, third from left, celebrates his goal with teammates as Los Angeles Kings center Tyler Toffoli, right, looks on during the first period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey second-round Stanley Cup playoff series, Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf, third from left, celebrates his goal with teammates as Los Angeles Kings center Tyler Toffoli, right, looks on during the first period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey second-round Stanley Cup playoff series, Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

John Gibson made 28 saves in his dynamic NHL playoff debut, captain Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist, and the Anaheim Ducks evened their second-round playoff series with a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 4 on Saturday night.

Devante Smith-Pelly also scored in the first period and Corey Perry had two assists for the top-seeded Ducks, who bounced back from two series-opening losses at home with consecutive victories at Staples Center.

Anaheim started its third goalie in three games with the dramatic entrance of Gibson, the 20-year-old American widely considered the best goaltending prospect in hockey.

Jonathan Quick allowed two goals in the first period before getting replaced by rookie Martin Jones, who faced just three shots.

Game 5 is Monday night in Anaheim.