Game report: Ducks 4, Kings 2

Key play: Corey Perry scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period to complete a hat trick and the Ducks went on to take a 4-2 victory Sunday from the Kings in a Freeway Series showdown at the Honda Center. The Ducks won their eighth consecutive, ending the Kings’ four-game streak.

Pivotal performer: Perry scored a goal in the first, second and third periods for his 24th, 25th and 26th goals of the season. It was the ninth career hat trick for the former 50-goal scorer and his first since Jan. 14, 2015 against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Quote, unquote: “It’s a game where we took too many penalties,” Kings center Anze Kopitar said after they gave up three power-play goals, tying a season high. “We’ve definitely got to be sharper on the penalty-kill. Our game, overall, has to be better if we want to beat this team.”

Streaking captain: Center Ryan Getzlaf’s first-period assist on Corey Perry’s power-play goal gave him points in 11 consecutive games. The Ducks’ captain has five goals and 11 assists during his streak, the longest active one in the NHL.

Between the pipes: John Gibson started in goal for the Ducks after Frederik Andersen was in net for victories over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday and Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday. Jonathan Quick returned to the Kings’ net after Jhonas Enroth blanked the Sabres on Saturday.

Injury update: The Kings placed forward Jordan Nolan on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury. Nolan has five points, all assists, in 52 games. He has been sidelined for five games. He was skating with his teammates until late last week.

Roster move: The Kings reportedly moved winger Marian Gaborik to the long-term injured reserve list in order to free salary cap space to acquire Kris Versteeg from the Carolina Hurricanes. Gaborik was expected to be sidelined by a knee injury until the playoff begin in April.

Game report: Ducks 5, Coyotes 2

Key play: Corey Perry and Andrew Cogliano scored 1:41 apart in the third period and the Ducks took a 5-2 victory Friday from the Arizona Coyotes at the Honda Center. Perry’s goal was his team-leading 21st. The Ducks’ victory was their sixth consecutive.

Pivotal performer: Ducks left wing Patrick Maroon had one goal and two assists for the first three-point game of his NHL career. Maroon has one goal and five assists in his last six games. He has two goals and nine assists in 45 games this season.

Quote, unquote: “It’s a huge week for us,” Maroon said of defeating the Sharks, Kings and Coyotes. “Our goal was to win the week. We won the week and that week’s over now. We’ve got a 13-day road trip that’s going to be very, very hard.”

Between the pipes: Frederik Andersen returned to the Ducks’ net one night after John Gibson made 23 saves in a 4-2 victory over the Kings. Andersen stopped 23 shots from the Coyotes in his fifth consecutive victory and his 10th this season. Lindback made his 19th appearance for the Coyotes.

Frequent fliers: The Ducks depart Saturday for a seven-game, 12-night trip, their longest trek of the season. The play the Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Chicago Blackhawks, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks.

Game report: Ducks 3, Wild 1

Key play: Rickard Rakell scored the tiebreaking goal by completing a tic-tac-toe passing sequence and the Ducks rallied for a 3-1 victory Wednesday against the Minnesota Wild at the Honda Center. Patrick Maroon and Corey Perry assisted on Rakell’s 10th goal of the season, a career high.

Pivotal performer: Rookie defenseman Shea Theodore assisted on Chris Stewart’s game-tying goal in the first period for his fourth point in as many games (one goal, three assists). Theodore scored his first NHL goal and point in the Ducks’ victory Jan. 13 over the Ottawa Senators.

Line shifts: Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau split up “The Twins” in an attempt to wring more offense out of his lines. Center Ryan Getzlaf played between wingers David Perron and Chris Stewart. Right wing Perry skated with left wing Maroon and center Rakell.

Quote, unquote: “It was a really nice goal, there’s no doubt, but it was a pretty sloppy game and ended up with a beautiful, beautiful goal,” Boudreau said of Rakell’s game-winner. “It was such a sloppy game, it was hard to tell (how effective the new line combinations where. But when you look Getzlaf’s line got a goal, (Andrew) Cogliano’s line got a goal and Perry’s got a goal. So, we got three goals from three different lines, which is good.”

Roster move: The Ducks reassigned goaltender Anton Khudobin to the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League. They recalled him Sunday after Frederik Andersen was sidelined by an upper-body injury. Khudobin didn’t play in the Ducks’ 4-3 loss to the Kings that night. Andersen served as John Gibson’s backup Wednesday against the Wild.

Game report: Ducks 4, Stars 2

Key play: Right wing Corey Perry completed a tic-tac-toe passing play to give the Ducks a four-goal lead en route to a 4-2 victory Friday over the Dallas Stars at the Honda Center. Perry scored his team-leading 17th goal, with assists to defenseman Shea Theodore and center Ryan Getzlaf.

Pivotal performers: Right wing Jakob Silfverberg had a goal and an assist as the Ducks took a 4-0 lead in the first period, continuing the recent fine play of his line. Silfverberg skated with center Ryan Kesler, who had an assist, and left wing Carl Hagelin, who also had an assist.

Quote, unquote: “I think our line, we’re very good defensively, but we should have the skill to score some goals,” Silfverberg said. “Lately, we’ve been finding some opportunities and putting some pucks in the net. I feel like this is a step in the right direction. If we keep playing like this we’re going to be a dangerous line.”

Milestone moment: The Ducks’ penalty-killing unit broke a franchise record by successfully killing off its 33rd shorthanded situation in a row, blanking the Stars for the second time in the game, after defenseman Josh Manson was whistled for roughing in the second period.

Between the pipes: Frederik Andersen started in goal for the second consecutive game for the Ducks after he was in net for a 4-1 victory Wednesday over the Ottawa Senators. The Ducks eased Andersen’s burden by building a four-goal lead in the first period against the Stars. Andersen stopped 22 shots.

Game report: Red Wings 2, Ducks 1

Key play: Riley Sheahan scored the go-ahead goal with 3:44 left and the Detroit Red Wings took a 2-1 victory Sunday from the Ducks at the Honda Center. The Ducks’ Ryan Getzlaf failed to control a clearing pass and Dylan Larkin picked it up and passed to Sheahan.

Pivotal performers: The Ducks’ penalty killers showed early in the first period why they have been the NHL’s top-ranked unit for most of the season. With the Red Wings leading 1-0 after only 16 seconds, the Ducks’ penalty-kill blanked Detroit on two pivotal chances over the next few minutes.

Injury update: Ducks defenseman Clayton Stoner returned to the lineup after sitting out for three games because of an unspecified lower-body injury. Korbinian Holzer, who replaced Stoner for the last three contests, was scratched from the lineup.

Quote, unquote: “We’re resilient and strong mentally,” Ducks defenseman Kevin Bieksa said. “We’ve been through a lot already. We’ve taken our lumps and bounced back. We’ve been determined. We’re OK mentally. We’ve had some tough losses this year, and this is one of them.”

Between the pipes: John Gibson started in goal for the Ducks for the fourth consecutive game and figures to continue to do so for the foreseeable future. The Ducks don’t play on consecutive nights until playing the Capitals in Washington and the Red Wings in Detroit on Jan. 22-23.

Kings and Ducks make All-Star rosters with Darryl Sutter selected to coach the Pacific Division team

Kins coach Darryl Sutter talks to players during practice at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 3, 2014. The New York Rangers will face the Los Angeles Kings for the Stanley Cup. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Daily News)

Kings coach Darryl Sutter (Photo by Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Daily News)

Kings coach Darryl Sutter will coach the Pacific Division All-Stars, the NHL announced Wednesday. And that ought to make the new 3-on-3 tournament format all the more lively. Kings defenseman Drew Doughty and goalie Jonathan Quick will play for Sutter, as will Ducks right wing Corey Perry and goalie John Gibson. Arizona Coyotes tough guy John Scott will serve as captain after the fans voted to select him in an organized campaign.

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Game report: Ducks 4, Jets 1

Key play: Right wing Corey Perry blasted a shot from the left wing into the back of the net for his team-leading 14th goal of the season to give the Ducks a commanding three-goal lead early in the second period of what became a 4-1 victory Sunday over the Winnipeg Jets at the Honda Center.

Pivotal performers: Ducks left wing Rickard Rakell scored one goal and assisted on another and defenseman Kevin Bieksa also had a goal and an assist. Rakell’s goal was his eighth of the season; Bieksa’s was his first since an off-season trade from the Vancouver Canucks.

Quote, unquote: “It’s nice to contribute,” Bieksa said. “We talked about how we really batten down the hatches defensively. We’re pretty stingy now. At the end of the day, we have to score a couple of goals to get some wins. It’s nice to get four tonight.”

Milestone moment: Ducks goaltender John Gibson earned the second assist on Perry’s goal, his first NHL point in his 41st career game. Gibson played the puck up to Rakell, who passed it to Perry, who completed the play by beating Jets goalie Michael Hutchinson.

Going streaking: Gibson’s scoreless streak ended at 184:30, when teammate Winnipeg defenseman Tyler Myers was credited with a goal at 6:56 of the second period. Myers’ shot actually deflected off the stick of retreating Ducks forward Carl Hagelin and into the net.

Game report: Ducks 4, Flyers 2

Key play: Corey Perry avoided a check along the right-wing boards, skated toward the Philadelphia Flyers’ net and then beat Steve Mason with the go-ahead goal 58 seconds into the third period to send the Ducks to a 4-2 victory Sunday at the Honda Center.

Pivotal performer: Perry scored two goals, his team-leading 12th and 13th, and made a pest of himself from the opening minutes. He ignited a fracas 4:29 into the first period after getting tangled up with Mason at the side of the goalie’s net.

Milestone moment: Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf’s assist on Perry’s second-period goal was his 700th point in his 740th game in the NHL. Perry’s goal, off an extended goal-mouth scramble, tied the score at 2-all. Getzlaf also scored a first-period goal, ending a 16-game drought.

Faceoff frenzy: Ryan Kesler won 16 of 19 faceoffs for the Ducks.

Quote, unquote: “When you’re coming out of the break, you want to be emotionally involved,” Getzlaf said. “It was perfect for our group to come out there and play a physical game and get into it right away.”

Injury update: Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler left the game after playing only 3:36 in the first period because of an unspecified lower-body injury. It wasn’t immediately clear how or when he was hurt or how long he might be sidelined. Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau didn’t have an update after the game.

Game report: Ducks 5, Flames 3

Key play: Corey Perry’s second goal of the game, a tiebreaking power-play strike in the third period, propelled the Ducks to a 5-3 come-from-behind victory Tuesday over the Calgary Flames at the Honda Center. The Ducks’ win extended their home winning streak over the Flames to 21 consecutive games.

Pivotal performer: Team captain Ryan Getzlaf had a career-high five points, all assists. He set up third-period goals by Rickard Rakell, Perry and Ryan Kesler. Getzlaf’s only other five-point game was Oct. 29, 2008 against the Detroit Red Wings. The franchise record also five points, set 15 times.

Quote, unquote: “That’s what he brings to the table,” Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said of Getzlaf. “That’s why he’s played on Team Canada twice and won gold medals (in 2010 and ’14) and a Stanley Cup (in ’07). When he plays like that, he’s a force to be reckoned with.”

Illness update: Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen came down with flu-like symptoms and was sent to the doctor before the morning skate. His availability for Wednesday’s game against the Arizona Coyotes was not immediately certain.

Roster move: The Ducks recalled goalie John Gibson from their American Hockey League team in San Diego. He was pressed into service when starter Anton Khudobin gave up two goals on five shots in the game’s first 10:39.

Injury update: Defenseman Hampus Lindholm returned to the Ducks’ lineup after sitting out a 5-0 loss Saturday to the Tampa Bay Lightning because of an upper-body injury. Lindholm was hurt during the Ducks’ 3-1 victory Thursday over the Florida Panthers.

Game report: Islanders 4, Ducks 1

Key play: Cal Clutterbuck, standing all alone in front of the net, scored 9:35 into the second period to give the New York Islanders a two-goal lead en route to a 4-1 victory over the defenseless Ducks on Friday at the Honda Center.

Pivotal performance: Ducks backup goaltender Anton Khudobin made several potentially game-changing saves in relief of No. 1 netminder Frederik Andersen. His best might have been his third-period theft of what looked like a sure goal for the Islanders’ John Tavares to keep the score 3-1.

Line shifts: Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau stayed with a top line of left wing Rickard Rakell, center Ryan Getzlaf and right wing Corey Perry for the second consecutive game. Boudreau also played center Ryan Kesler between Patrick Maroon and Chris Stewart for the first time.

Quote, unquote: “We’ve got to put some wins together,” Boudreau said. “It’s as simple as A B C. … We’re in pockets right now. We play good in pockets and good in little times. We have two lines going and not two lines going. Three defense going and not three defense going. It’s getting together and doing it all the time and all the same is what we have to do.”

Milestone moment: Perry’s second-period goal was the 301st of his career, moving him past Paul Kariya into second place on the Ducks’ all-time list. Teemu Selanne holds the franchise record with 457 goals, set in two stints with the club.

Between the pipes: Khudobin made his fifth appearance with the Ducks and the first since a 1-0 shutout last Saturday against the San Jose Sharks. Thomas Greiss started for the Islanders, one night after Jaroslav Halak started in a 2-1 loss Thursday to the Kings.