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Ryan Kesler leads Ducks' rally past LA Kings for 6-5 shootout victory in Freeway Faceoff

  • Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, bottom, blocks a shot by Anaheim Ducks center William Karlsson during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, bottom, blocks a shot by Anaheim Ducks center William Karlsson during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Anaheim Ducks right wing Jakob Silfverberg, right, celebrates after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game as Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty watches in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Anaheim Ducks right wing Jakob Silfverberg, right, celebrates after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game as Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty watches in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen reacts after Los Angeles Kings center Trevor Lewis scored during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen reacts after Los Angeles Kings center Trevor Lewis scored during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)  (The Associated Press)

Ryan Kesler netted two third-period goals and scored again in the shootout, leading the Anaheim Ducks past the Los Angeles Kings 6-5 on Wednesday night in the first Freeway Faceoff of the season.

Ryan Getzlaf scored the tying goal with 1:39 left in regulation as Anaheim survived a dramatic finish to the Southern California rivals' first meeting since the Kings beat the Ducks in seven grueling second-round playoff games last spring.

Marian Gaborik and Justin Williams scored third-period goals for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who blew a two-goal lead in the final six minutes of regulation.

Jakob Silfverberg scored his first goal of the season before putting a shootout goal past Jonathan Quick, who stopped 44 shots for Los Angeles.