(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.
(Reporting by Andrew Both, editing by Nick Mulvenney)