Deslauriers, Ducks defeat Kings to end three-game losing streak


LOS ANGELESNicolas Deslauriers had a goal and an assist, and the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 to end a three-game losing streak at Staples Center on Tuesday.

Arthur Kaliyev scored in his NHL debut and Calvin Petersen made 40 saves for the Kings (3-4-2). 

Kaliyev, a second-round pick (No. 33) in the 2019 NHL Draft, is the 21st Kings players to score in his NHL debut. Kaliyev (19 years, 221 days) is the second Kings teenager to score a goal in his NHL debut, joining teammate Anze Kopitar (19 years, 43 days) on Oct. 6, 2006.

John Gibson made 20 saves for the Ducks (4-5-2).

Danton Heinen gave the Ducks a 1-0 lead at 10:07 of the first period. The Kings couldn’t clear a bouncing centering pass by Jakob Silfverberg away, and Heinen got to the slot to chip it over Petersen.   

David Backes made it 2-0 17 seconds into the second period. He was at the right edge of the crease for a one-timer off a backhand pass by Carter Rowney from behind the net.  

Kaliyev got the Kings within 2-1 at 5:32 of the second period, crashing the net to put in Michael Amadio‘s rebound. Kaliyev scored eight points (three goals, five assists) in seven games to help the United States win the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship and had 98 points (44 goals, 54 assists) with Hamilton of the Ontario Hockey League last season. 

Deslaueriers scored into an empty net at 19:14. 

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