Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Bobby Ryan scored with 48.8 seconds left to give the Anaheim Ducks a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings at Honda Center. Ryan also had a goal in the first period when Corey Perry also scored for the Ducks, who ended a six-game homestand with a mark of 2-3-1. Jonas Hiller made 37 stops.
Also, it was the first win for Anaheim under new head coach Bruce Boudreau, who took over last Wednesday after being fired from Washington on November 28. Justin Williams and Slava Voynov each had a goal for the Kings, who have dropped their past two. Jonathan Quick made 24 saves in the loss.
With the score tied late, a right circle faceoff saw the puck pushed down low. From there, Ryan got his stick on the puck and it hit off of LA defenseman Drew Doughty and went in. Anaheim then survived a furious Kings assault in the final seconds to hang on for the win.
Ryan scored 7:59 into the contest off a bad Los Angeles turnover as Quick tried to clear the puck himself, but it went right to Teemu Selanne at the right circle and he sent it to the front where Ryan shot it home as he fell to the ice. The Ducks made it a 2-0 game with 2:23 to play in the first as Ryan Getzlaf sent a pass from the right circle to the front for the redirect by Perry.
LA, though, cut into its deficit in the final moments of the second period when Dustin Penner passed it from the low right circle to the front where Voynov had the easy one-timer with 15.9 seconds showing.
The Kings then tied the game 8:50 into the third. Cam Fowler tried clearing it out of his own end with a bank off the glass, but it took a bad bounce and went right to Williams, who left a drop pass for Jarret Stoll. Skating down to the left circle, Stoll sent a backhand pass back to the right and Williams redirected it in.
Los Angeles hosts Minnesota on Thursday...Anaheim plays in St. Louis on Thursday...Los Angeles had won the previous two meetings with Anaheim this season...Both teams went 0-for-2 on the power play.