Corey Perry had a goal and two assists, and the Anaheim Ducks snapped the Los Angeles Kings' franchise-record nine-game winning streak with a 4-2 victory in the latest Freeway Faceoff on Monday night.
Jonas Hiller made 35 saves, while Teemu Selanne and Saku Koivu had a goal and an assist apiece for the last-place Ducks, who tied a franchise record of their own with their 10th straight home win.
Ryan Getzlaf also scored during Anaheim's three-goal second period, but the Canadian Olympian left in the second period with a sprained left ankle.
Oscar Moller and Anze Kopitar scored for the Kings, who hadn't lost since Jan. 11 while rising to third place in the Western Conference. Los Angeles had won five straight over Anaheim.
Anaheim dominated the second period despite several sparkling saves by workhorse Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, who couldn't bail out all of his teammates' defensive lapses. Los Angeles, which rallied from a three-goal deficit against Detroit two days earlier, fell one victory shy of a club-record eighth straight road win.
Quick stopped 29 shots for the Kings, but the NHL's wins leader (34) remained one victory shy of tying Mario Lessard for the 29-year-old franchise record.
The Ducks have won 12 of 17 overall, but any extended absence by their top playmaking center could be brutal. Getzlaf skated gingerly to the bench after his injury, although X-rays revealed no broken bones.
The Ducks said Getzlaf will be re-evaluated Tuesday.
After Moller opened the scoring with a goal that ended his 15-game drought, the Ducks needed most of a 90-second 5-on-3 advantage to even it, with Quick making a few stunning saves before Selanne threaded the Kings' defense with a low-angle shot. Selanne, who's wearing a full cage to protect his broken jaw, has two goals in four games since returning from the injury.
Anaheim went ahead when Perry outhustled Davis Drewiske to a dumped-in puck and made a blind pass to Getzlaf for his 15th goal on a one-timer in front. Moments after an apparent power-play goal by Perry was waved off and Getzlaf skated to the dressing room, Koivu scored in front with an assist from Selanne, his Finnish teammate at the Olympics next week.
Kopitar scored his 27th goal during a power play late in the second period, but Perry immediately replied with his 21st just 24 seconds later on a highly stoppable shot. Quick has played every minute of 13 consecutive games for the Kings ahead of his trip to Vancouver, where he'll likely be a backup on the U.S. Olympic team.
NOTES: Anaheim won nine straight home games in early 2008. ... Kings D Rob Scuderi left with flulike symptoms. ... Drewiske was back in uniform after missing 15 games with an upper-body injury. Drewiske had been out since Jan. 4 in San Jose. ... Vesa Toskala was the Ducks' backup goalie for the first time since Anaheim acquired him in a trade for Jean-Sebastien Giguere on Jan. 31. Toskala spent the past week delayed by immigration issues.
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