NHL Game Summary - Los Angeles at Anaheim
(Monday, November 29th)
Final Score: Anaheim 2, Los Angeles 0
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Jonas Hiller recorded his seventh career shutout as the Anaheim Ducks defeated Pacific Division-rival Los Angeles, 2-0, at Honda Center.
Hiller turned away 27 shots for the Ducks, who won their second straight on the heels of a six-game slide. Rookie defenseman Cam Fowler had what proved to be the game-winner during the second period, while Jason Blake added an insurance goal in the third.
"It was one of our better games," Hiller said. "I don't think the first period was that good, but after that we were able to put pressure on them and cycle the puck in their end. We found a way and didn't back off. We can be happy with this win and it's something we can build on."
Teemu Selanne recorded two assists in his first game back after missing three contests due to a groin injury.
Jonathan Quick stopped 17 of the 19 shots he faced for the Kings, who have lost four straight games.
"We know as a team we haven't been creating as many chances as we'd like and we've got to get back to the basics," Kings defenseman Drew Doughty said. "Getting pucks to the net and getting guys to the goal -- that is the only way we are going to be able to score goals. We just need to focus on getting our shots on target, first of all, and having a body in front."
After a scoreless first period, the Ducks tallied on a power play with 7:12 left in the second stanza. The goal was set up by back-to-back tripping penalties on Doughty. It took only seven seconds into the second advantage for Selanne to win the offensive zone face-off and Fowler was able to score from the right point on a feed from Lubomir Visnovsky.
Meanwhile, Hiller was stellar between the pipes, stopping 17 shots during the first 40 minutes of play. The Kings poured on 10 more shots in the third. With 3:19 left in the contest, the Ducks goaltender made a stabbing glove save on Anze Kopitar's point-blank shot to keep LA off the board.
Nearly a minute later, Selanne led a 2-on-1 rush and gave it up to Blake, who ripped a shot from the left circle past Quick for an insurance goal.
The Kings attacked with a two-man advantage -- they pulled Quick and Corey Perry had a holding penalty -- during the last 1:18 but were unable to find the back of the net.
Hiller is 6-2-0 at home against Los Angeles. It was also his second shutout against the Kings...Anaheim will play the second of a four-game homestand on Wednesday against Florida, while the Kings will face off against Florida on Thursday.
11/30 03:03:49 ET