Ducks clinch much-needed win

Los Angeles Kings' semi-final series lead halved after the Anaheim Ducks seal 3-2 win in the third game.

Last updated: 09 May 2014 12:13
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The Ducks had lost the opening two games at home [Reuters]

The Anaheim Ducks clinched a much-needed 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game Three of their Western Conference semi-final series.

After dropping the first two games at home in their best-of-seven series, Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau made some changes which paid off as the Ducks cut the Kings' series lead to 2-1.

The biggest change was inserting goal-tender Fredrick Anderson in place of Jonas Hiller, who played well but lost the first two games of the series. Anderson was strong before leaving late in the third period with an injury.

Anaheim opened the scoring on a power play early in the first period, Corey Perry grabbing his third goal of the postseason.

The Ducks got another power-play goal in the second when Nick Bonino set up Teemu Selanne.

"Since Game 6 against Dallas, he seems like he's found the fountain of youth. I hope that keeps going," Boudreau said. "The reason Teemu has almost 700 goals is because he goes to the net and he stops."

Elsewhere, Boston's Matt Fraser had a playoff debut to remember, scoring early in overtime to give the Bruins a 1-0 victory at Montreal, leveling their NHL Eastern Conference series 2-2.

The Bruins will have a chance to take the lead in the series when they host Game 5 on Saturday.


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