Lewis scores winner in shootout as Kings down Ducks 2-1
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trevor Lewis scored in the fourth round of a shootout, and the Los Angeles Kings ended a three-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night.
Dustin Brown scored with 1:32 remaining in regulation as Los Angeles won for the second time in its last seven home games (2-5-0). Jonathan Quick broke a six-game losing streak, matching the longest of his career after going 0-4-2 in 2011-12 and 0-3-3 in 2014-15, by making 25 saves.
Anze Kopitar also scored in the shootout and Quick stopped Kevin Roy’s shot for the 2-1 win.
Nick Ritchie scored for the Ducks, who opened a six-game road trip, their longest of the season, by failing to earn a point away from home for the first time in five games. Ryan Miller stopped 33 shots for Anaheim in his first start after missing five games with a lower-body injury.
Miller somehow stopped Brown’s wraparound shot while facedown on the ice, but had no chance of keeping out the followup shot to tie the game at 1. It was Brown’s ninth goal.
The Ducks jumped out in front when Ritchie scored through traffic at 10:08 in the first off Corey Perry’s pass. It was Ritchie’s third goal off the season, while Perry picked up his 10th point in his last 10 games.
Already playing without top forwards Ryan Getzlaf (face), Ryan Kesler (hip surgery) and Patrick Eaves (illness), the Ducks were dealt another blow as Rickard Rakell did not play because of an upper-body injury. Rakell, who leads the team with eight goals and 18 points, is day-to-day.
The second installment of the Freeway Faceoff this season got off to a typically feisty start, with Kurtis MacDermid and Mike Liambas fighting after 1:53. Oscar Fantenberg and Ducks iron man Andrew Cogliano then traded punches at 4:40. Kevin Bieksa then dropped Andy Andreoff with a single devastating right hand at 9:25.
Andreoff did not return.
NOTES: The Ducks recalled Kalle Kossila from their AHL affiliate in San Diego to fill out the roster with Rakell hurt. . Kings F Torrey Mitchell is still waiting on a work visa before he can make his debut after being acquired from Montreal in a trade on Thursday.
Ducks: Visit the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday as they continue a six-game trip.
Kings: Visit the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday to begin a four-game trip.
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