Anaheim blew a 2-0 lead to the L.A. Kings, but with 48.8 seconds remaining, Bobby Ryan scored his second goal of the game to give the Ducks a 3-2 lead and ultimately the victory. With this win being the first win with Bruce Boudreau as head coach, the Ducks are now 1-1-1 since the hiring.
Aside from the recent blown leads by the Ducks, the Kings were 6-1-2 against the Pacific Division, including a 2-1 and a 5-3 win in back-to-back home-and-home games in the middle of November. With players like Perry and Ryan starting to heat up, though, and Boudreau behind the bench, the Ducks played a much different game this time around
Anaheim gave L.A. a hard time at the onset of the game. The aggressive forecheck the Ducks put on forced the Kings to make a lot of mistakes in their own end, mainly by Jonathan Quick while he was playing the puck. The first time he misplayed the puck, he was able to scramble back in time as the shot hit the post. The second time, however, Teemu Selanne took advantage and sent it to Ryan to bank it in for the 1-0 Ducks' lead.
The Ducks' forecheck paid off again for their second goal as Corey Perry chipped the puck deep in the corner of the Kings' zone and made the most of Ryan Getzlaf's pass to give his team a two-goal lead.
A shift in momentum occurred in the second half of the second period, where the Kings started to earn more shots and get closer to Jonas Hiller and the Ducks' crease. Their efforts were rewarded with 16 seconds to go in the middle frame, as Slava Voynov put his fourth goal of the season past Hiller.
After the Kings picked up where they left off going into the third period, continuing to shoot the puck and get chances, the Ducks still countered when they could. Regardless, L.A. didn't stop throwing pucks at Hiller when possible and Justin Williams scored, breaking an 18-game scoring drought.
In the final period, the Kings put 23 shots on net and held Anaheim to just eight shots. But for a team that that can't seem to score (L.A. hasn't scored more than two goals in its last five games), the luck didn't seem to run their way. Instead, Ryan chimed in again for the Ducks as he took the loose puck and somehow chipped it over Quick's shoulder and past the goal line for the game-winner: