May 8, 2014, 10:39 PM EDT
It didn’t take the Ducks long to solve Jonathan Quick in Game 3.
Anaheim sniper Corey Perry scored his first of the series — and just his third of the postseason — 4:06 into the first period, on the power play, to give his team a 1-0 lead in a virtual must-win at Staples.
Perry’s lack of production in Anaheim’s opening losses at the Honda Center was well documented — despite finishing second in the NHL in goals this year (43) and averaging a point per game, Perry had yet to hit the scoresheet against the Kings before tonight’s PPG.
Speaking of the power play, it continues to be a bright spot for Anaheim as of late. Dating back to Game 5 of the Dallas series, the Ducks have now scored seven times on their last 19 man advantage opportunities, good for a 37 percent success rate.
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- Kessel trade shows Leafs are trying to ‘build this thing the right way’ 13
- Green signs with Red Wings — 3 years, $18 million 22
- ‘It’s hard to find players like Phil Kessel’ 32
- PHT’s 2015 free agent frenzy tracker 36
- Kassian traded to Habs for Prust; Hodgson signs with Preds 14
- Blockbuster: Kessel traded to the Penguins 126
- Oilers get Sekera for six years, closing in on Letestu 7
- Avalanche sign veteran d-man Beauchemin for three years 6
- Neely was ‘surprised’ that Hamilton didn’t want to sign with Bruins 15
- Blockbuster: Kessel traded to the Penguins (126)
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- Bypassing a buyout? Kings terminate Richards’ contract for ‘material breach’ (90)
- Trade: Flames land Dougie Hamilton for package of picks (75)