Skip to content

Ducks hold on to defeat the Kings … again

Mar 16, 2014, 1:53 AM EDT

Los Angeles Kings v Anaheim Ducks Getty Images

It’s a bitter rivalry, however, it has been recently owned by the Anaheim Ducks when it comes to the actual results.

The Ducks, thanks to the winning goal from Patrick Maroon, held on to defeat the L.A. Kings by a final score of 2-1 on Saturday evening. That’s three wins in a row for Anaheim over L.A., although there is one final regular season meeting on April 12. Three of their four meetings against each other this season have been one-goal games. 

Maroon has a pair of game-winners against L.A. this season, too.

Of course, it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that these two teams meet in the playoffs. But there is still plenty of hockey left to determine that.

As for Saturday night, the Kings, without Dustin Brown due to illness, did manage to put to an end the Ducks’ combined shutout streak of almost 150 minutes against L.A., dating back to Jan. 23. Tyler Toffoli scored on a power play, finally giving the Kings a goal against the Ducks.

So, perhaps that is a positive. Probably not.

For the Ducks, the win ends a turbulent week in which they lost to the Toronto Maple Leafs and Calgary Flames – they played “ridiculous” in that latter game – but then beat the Colorado Avalanche and Kings.

  1. charlieconway96 - Mar 16, 2014 at 2:55 AM

    The review system is a joke. This wasn’t nearly as bad as the situation in Detroit but still embarrassing.

  2. brianguyy - Mar 16, 2014 at 3:47 AM

    Who the heck writes this garbage? Did they even watch the game? Methinks not…

  3. brianguyy - Mar 16, 2014 at 4:11 AM

    Owned? A lucky no-goal being waved off when you are badly outchanced/outshot badly, for your first win in the last 6 tries in the other teams’ building does not construe “owning” anything.

    With the win, the Ducks snapped their five-game losing streak at STAPLES Center, winning their first game at the intersection of Figueroa St. and Chick Hearn Blvd. for the first time since April 9, 2011.

    • sk8vantuyl - Mar 16, 2014 at 11:55 AM

      Ducks have won 3 in a row no against the Kings… So recently they have been owning the actual results, like the article says.

    • brianguyy - Mar 17, 2014 at 4:43 PM

      Wow, mind blowing success. Speaking of blowing…

  4. sjsblitz - Mar 16, 2014 at 11:37 AM

    See how dry the comment section is? Again Ducks-Kings will never be a true rivalry, league really needs to stop pushing it down our throats

    • paperlions - Mar 16, 2014 at 11:55 AM

      Right, because fans should get up before 9 am on a Sunday to make snide comments at each other on a blog for a rivalry to be legitimate.

    • mcflower29 - Mar 16, 2014 at 2:47 PM

      says the cupless turd from san jose.

      pens ftw!

  5. blomfeld - Mar 16, 2014 at 12:21 PM

    WHAT CAN BROWN DO FOR YOU ?

    Well for starters he can ensure you walk away with two points at the end of the night !

    With Captain Brown’s ‘removal’ from the line during the last two games (illness & benching) we Kings are now suddenly 0-2 during that stretch. So should one put that down to ‘coincidence’ as the ‘weak-kneed’ Brown haters would like to do ? Not a chance as this is hardly a ‘coincidence’ ! Rather, this is a ‘classic’ example friends of what’s known as ’cause & effect’ where the removal of an essential input leads ‘directly’ to a degraded and undesirable result. Sutter’s ‘head games’ with our captain need to stop right now ! We need Brown back in the line no less than a bird needs wings or a fish needs water !

    GO KINGS !!! … GO BROWN !!! :)

    ps: there was an article here the other day which listed the NHL’s top goalies, showing Jonathan Quick as being # 10 ? … what a complete joke ! … anyway, I’m sure PHT has already had a little ‘chat’ with the fool who wrote that garbage and that we won’t be seeing any more ‘tripe’ like that any time soon …

    *** NHL’s Top Goalies as per John Redmond @ Hockey News Canada ***

    1) Jonathan Quick
    2) Martin Jones
    3) Jonathan Bernier
    4) Ben Scrivens
    5) Cory Schneider

    28) Rhea Perlman
    29) Alexander Ovechkin
    30) Roberto Luongo

    • slysipops - Mar 16, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    • slysipops - Mar 16, 2014 at 1:37 PM

      maybe the KINGS didn’t think BROWN could handle an 82 game season ?

    • areaman714 - Mar 16, 2014 at 1:54 PM

      Umm . . . It was a benching and a benching . . . Illness, yeah right. Your ‘captain’ has abandoned ship . . .

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=vi-3Kr0AILo

      • areaman714 - Mar 16, 2014 at 1:55 PM

    • uscthom78 - Mar 16, 2014 at 4:30 PM

      I had no idea kings were undefeated with brown in the lineup

    • machosasquatcho - Mar 16, 2014 at 4:42 PM

      *** PHT’s worst commenters as per the entire readership of this website ***

      1) blomfeld
      2) slysipops
      3) patthehockeyfan
      4) joey4id
      5) aldog83
      6) areaman714

      Oh wait, they’re all the same person talking to himself on every article. What a waste of space. What a waste of oxygen. Get back on your meds, blobfeld.

      Filth.

      • jhaegs - Mar 17, 2014 at 2:21 AM

        Well done, sir.

      • patthehockeyfan - Mar 17, 2014 at 10:43 AM

        Sasquatcho

        I’m sorry. I can’t address you as macho – that name you chose evokes thoughts of someone who overcompensates for his shortcomings (SHORT being the operative word here, if you get my drift).

        You seem to have an obsession with blomfeld and joey. One might even suspect that you are, in fact, a third iteration of them – the triplet who is evil and who posts remarks in order to argue with the others (rather, with yourself). It’s either that, or you have some sort of man-love thing going for blomfeld, and a man-boy fascination with joey4id.

        I’ve noticed that you don’t post substantive comments nor comments having anything to do with the particular article. This leads me to believe that you are merely a troll who searches for people to insult and call names. This speaks of someone who was picked on as a child … one having been bullied who grows up to be a bully.

        I suggest you get help for this mental problem of yours. As to your physical problem (your shortcoming), I’m afraid there is no help for that. Perhaps, for your next screen name, you might fantasize further and call yourself some variation of John Holmes. That might make you feel better about yourself.

        Bye-bye, LITTLE man.

      • slysipops - Mar 17, 2014 at 5:29 PM

        MACH or SQUATCH or YETI or whatever you would like to be called……. listen to this song the words may give you a clue about yourself ………………..

  6. slysipops - Mar 17, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    well put pat , but don’t forget that i made 2 nd place on the yeti’s list of the worst commenters , joey was only 4 th ! maybe i should feel …impressed that people actually read my comments ? anyway, some of these people must really have vivid imaginations.maybe ….the guilty conscience does speak the loudest ? i have heard of people like this ,who actually line the insides of their living quarters with tin foil so the government can’t spy on them! takes all kinds i guess? ….STAY THIRSTY MY FRIEND ….THE ONE AND ONLY SLY !

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. C. Anderson (1660)
  2. B. Bishop (1596)
  3. M. Fleury (1532)
  4. D. Alfredsson (1486)
  5. J. Harding (1356)
  1. C. Price (1242)
  2. M. Staal (1159)
  3. D. Setoguchi (1158)
  4. A. Ekblad (1136)
  5. J. Giguere (1118)