Some quick stats/thoughts as Jill gets the scoop in the locker room…
— A strong effort tonight for the Kings against a very undisciplined Ducks team. The Kings kept their composure and played well to earn their first victory and drop the Ducks to 0-3.
— The Kings go 3 for 9 on the power play after going a combined 1 for 9 in the first two games.
— The Kings kill all five Ducks power plays and are 14 for 14 on the PK this season. Huge, huge improvement.
— Ducks outshot the Kings 13-5 in the third period to take a 26-23 advantage for the game.
— Drew Doughty left the game with flu symptoms. Wayne Simmonds had only one third-period shift, so hopefully they’ll have some news on him downstairs.
— Tom Preissing and Jarret Stoll each with a goal and an assist. Anze Kopitar and Michal Handzus each with two assists, as Handzus impresses again. Jason LaBarbera stopped 23 of 26 shots.