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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Anaheim Ducks News - Ducks Win 4-3 (SO)

Ducks Win, and I'm sick so I will get straight to the point.

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For the last two months, the Ducks and Kings have been holding a contest with fans to come up with a name for their rivalry.

Just for tonight, the word “thrilling” would suffice.

The rivalry that (with more than 4,800 votes) was officially coined “Freeway Faceoff” with an announcement during tonight’s telecast of the game, did not disappoint the sellout crowd of 17,147 in Honda Center on this night.

The Ducks spoiled another third-period comeback by the Kings, outdueling them in a shootout, 4-3. Corey Perry and Andy McDonald each connected in the shootout, the second straight game in which McDonald has clinched it in the tiebreaker. It was also the third straight shootout victory for the Ducks, who have played five overtime games in the last seven.

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TSN Coverage - AP

Andy McDonald scored the clinching goal in a shootout for the second straight game and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 Tuesday night after blowing a two-goal lead in the third period.

Ryan Getzlaf and Kent Huskins scored power-play goals and Todd Marchant also had a goal for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who began a six-game stretch in which they will face their Southern California rivals three times - including Thursday night in Los Angeles. The teams opened the season by splitting a two-game set in London, with each team winning 4-1.

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LA Times coverage

Not content with one amazing comeback to their credit, the Kings are trying their best to make third-period rallies a habit.
They were at it again Tuesday night against the Ducks, but the defending Stanley Cup champions have lately created a little sense of drama of their own.

Corey Perry and Andy McDonald scored in a shootout and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made two saves as the Ducks picked up the extra point with a 4-3 victory over a Kings team that again showed its resilient side in front of a sellout crowd of 17,174 at Honda Center.
Playing their third consecutive overtime game, the Ducks (8-8-3) won their second consecutive shootout and third overall this season despite watching a 3-1 lead disappear in the third period.

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MVN Coverage

Southern California has never been known for ice hockey. The weather just isn’t conducive to backyard hockey rinks, and toques. No icy blasts of below zero air that take your breath away in the dead of winter. So it seemed appropriate that the two southern California teams, the Ducks and Kings, would play on a day the November temperatures would rise into the 90’s.

This evening the winner for the name the rivalry contest was announced. The winning name was Freeway Face-Off, a tepid description at best for a rivalry that seems to elude an accurate description. The winner was Jenny Keane, one of 65 fans who submitted the name. With Jean-Sebastien Giguere in goal for the Ducks and Jason LaBarbera in goal for the Kings the game began. The Kings clearly were continuing the momentum they gained from their come from behind 6-5 win over Dallas on Saturday night. The Kings got the first three shots on goal with just over a minute elapsed. The Ducks, and Giguere in particular, would need to be sharp early on.

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