Ducks hang on to beat Kings in LA

Reuters News
Posted: May 09, 2014 1:34 AM

(Reuters) - The Anaheim Ducks survived a late goal from the Los Angeles Kings to clinch a 3-2 victory in Game Three of their NHL Western Conference semi-final series on Thursday.

It was a much-needed victory for the Ducks, who lost the first two games of the best-of-seven series at home against their cross-town rivals. Goals from Corey Perry, Teemu Selanne and Ben Lovejoy against a single score for the Kings from Jeff Carter gave the Ducks a 3-1 lead in the third period.

But Anaheim had to survive a nervous finish after center Mike Richards scored for the Kings with 30 seconds remaining to make it a one-goal game.

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(Reporting by Andrew Both, editing by Nick Mulvenney)