Key play(s): Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen stopped the Kings’ Trevor Lewis from point-blank range twice after the puck landed on Lewis’ stick after taking an odd bounce off the end boards. Andersen’s acrobatic saves preserved a 2-1 lead for the Ducks early in the third period.
Pivotal performer: Patrick Maroon’s deft deflection of a point shot from defenseman Jaycob Megna gave the Ducks a 2-1 lead with six seconds left in the second period. Maroon parked himself in front of the net and made the sort of play the Ducks want to see more of during the regular season.
Between the pipes: Andersen started for the Ducks and Jonathan Quick was in net for the first two periods for the Kings. Andersen made 24 saves. Quick stopped 21 of 23 shots as the Kings trailed the Ducks 2-1 going into the third. Jhonas Enroth replaced Quick for the final period.
Injury update: The Ducks’ Tim Jackman was cut in the face when Jamie McBain high-sticked him while stumbling backward in the first period. Jackman didn’t return to the game. McBain was given a double minor for clipping Jackman.
Up next: The Ducks visit the Sharks on Saturday in San Jose. The Kings face the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday in Denver.