Ana 2 0 1 3
LA 0 0 0 0
Date of game: 1/25/2014

Recap: Los Angeles vs. Anaheim

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jonas Hiller made 36 saves to backstop the NHL-best Anaheim Ducks to a 3-0 win over the slumping Los Angeles Kings at Dodger Stadium.

Hiller pitched a shutout a la Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in one of the unlikeliest of outdoor games. He was heavily tested in the first period, turning away 20 shots while Corey Perry and Matt Beleskey both scored.

Andrew Cogliano added an empty-net goal with 1:29 remaining in the third period.

The Ducks swept the home-and-home set with the Kings and have won 21 of their last 24 games.

Jonathan Quick stopped 18 shots in Los Angeles' fifth straight loss.

"Yeah, it was tough chasing the lead. Trouble scoring goals," said Kings head coach Darryl Sutter.

Anaheim got off to a fast start, striking twice before the first regular- season NHL game played in the United States west of the Mississippi River was 10 minutes old.

Following a faceoff in the Los Angeles zone, Ryan Getzlaf put a shot on net from the left circle that trickled through Quick. The puck sat in the crease and Perry was able to push it across the goal line at 2:45.

The Ducks went up 2-0 on a good cycle play at 8:12. Nick Bonino threw the puck out front and it floated past Quick after making contact with Beleskey.

Hiller denied Anze Kopitar on a penalty shot moments later to keep the Kings off the board.

After a scoreless second period, Los Angeles got an early power play in the third. Kyle Palmieri drove the crease and tumbled into Quick, who was none too pleased about the collision that resulted in a goalie interference penalty.

The Kings couldn't convert on the man advantage and finished 0-for-4 on the power play.

"I think halfway through the third I said it doesn't matter. They're not going to beat him," Anaheim head coach Bruce Boudreau said about Hiller.

Game Notes

The temperature was 62 degrees at the opening faceoff ... The Kings played in the NHL's first-ever outdoor contest, an exhibition match against the New York Rangers in the parking lot of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Sept. 27, 1991 ... Hiller recorded the second shutout in an NHL outdoor game. Calgary's Miikka Kiprusoff blanked Montreal in the 2011 Heritage Classic ... Kopitar's penalty shot was the second in NHL outdoor history. The Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist stopped Philadelphia's Daniel Briere in the 2012 Winter Classic ... Getzlaf matched Paul Kariya (606) for fourth place on Anaheim's all-time games played list ... Cogliano's goal was the 100th of his career.

Austin Peay dismisses running back Williams

Austin Peay State University said it has dismissed leading returning rusher Omar Williams from the football team for academic reasons on Friday.

NASCAR News
Harvick claims Darlington pole

Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Extra Points: Easley puts himself back in the mix

There are plenty of boom-or-bust types in every draft, but perhaps none in the 2014 version poses a more interesting dilemma for NFL teams than former Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley.

Pirates C Stewart comes off DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates activated catcher Chris Stewart from the 15-day disabled list Saturday and optioned catcher Tony Sanchez to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Memphis G Calathes suspended 20 games

Less than 24 hours before the seventh- seeded Grizzlies open their playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the NBA announced they will be without the services of reserve point guard Nick Calathes.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.baylorschool.org/summer
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
www.STNS.org
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
www.bojangles.com
Click here to enter for your chance to win a Bojangles Breakfast Combo. Then, watch WDEF News 12 This Morning for daily winner announcements!
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.