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Jeff Carter nets preseason hat trick, scores 3 times in Kings' 4-2 win over Ducks

  • Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter (77) controls the puck to take a shot with Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler (4) defending during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

    Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter (77) controls the puck to take a shot with Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler (4) defending during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry (10) shot hops over the net with Los Angeles Kings goalie Martin Jones, center, defending during the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

    Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry (10) shot hops over the net with Los Angeles Kings goalie Martin Jones, center, defending during the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings center Nick Shore (37) and left wing Andy Andreoff (64) scrap for the puck with Anaheim Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen (45), of Finland, during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

    Los Angeles Kings center Nick Shore (37) and left wing Andy Andreoff (64) scrap for the puck with Anaheim Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen (45), of Finland, during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)  (The Associated Press)

Jeff Carter scored three goals, including the go-ahead tally late in the second period of the Los Angeles Kings' 4-2 preseason victory against the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night.

Defenseman Robyn Regehr also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings, and Martin Jones made 33 saves. Los Angeles thwarted a pair of 5-on-3 power plays — one that lasted 1:26 in the second period and a 48-second advantage in the third.

Emerson Etem and defenseman Sami Vatanen scored for the Ducks. Frederik Andersen stopped 24 shots. The Kings completed a home-and-home preseason sweep of the Ducks.

Anaheim tied it 2-2 with 2:43 left in the second when Etem converted a rebound, but the Kings regained the lead 1:14 later on Carter's second goal.

He completed the hat trick 3:02 into the third.