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Ducks 4, Kings 3 (SO)

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ANAHEIM -- Corey Perry scored the game-winning goal in a shootout as the Anaheim Ducks earned a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings before an announced sell-out crowd of 17,494 at Honda Center on Sunday.

Goalie Viktor Fasth stopped 35 shots for the Ducks (26-8-5). Jonathan Bernier finished with 19 saves for the Kings (22-13-4), who outshot Anaheim 19-7 in the third period.

Anaheim took a 2-1 lead late in the second period, when Andrew Cogliano found Perry alone behind the Kings' defense. Perry slapped a shot past Kings' goalie Jonathan Bernier with 48 seconds remaining for his 13th goal of the season.

But the Kings tied it again just 18 seconds later when Jeff Carter tipped in a pass out of the air from Mike Richards. It was Carter's 23rd goal, tops on the Kings.

The Ducks took the lead again early in the third period, when Matt Beleskey tapped in a loose puck just outside the crease on a power play for a 3-2 advantage at 4:54.

But the Kings rallied again. Dustin Brown answered with his 15th goal by knocking in a pass from Anze Kopitar by Ducks' goalie Viktor Fasth with 3:45 left in the third to knot the score at 3.

Anaheim played again without Ryan Getzlaf, the team's leading scorer. Getzlaf missed his second consecutive contest with a right leg injury, suffered in Wednesday's 5-2 victory over the Dallas Stars. He is listed as day-to-day. His availability for Monday's contest against the Edmonton Oilers is unknown.

The Ducks struck less than three minutes into the contest as Kyle Palmieri scored on assists from Matt Beleskey and David Steckel for a 1-0 lead at 2:54 of the first period. It was Palmieri's ninth goal of the season.

A power-play goal by Drew Doughty at 5:59 of the second period tied the score at 1-1.

NOTES: The regular-season finale between the two clubs is April 13 at Los Angeles. ... Kings center Jeff Carter leads the NHL with seven game-winning goals. Carter had also scored four goals in the last five games entering Sunday's contest. ... After compiling a franchise-record 13-game winning streak at home, the Ducks have stumbled recently. They have dropped five of their past six at Honda Center, Friday's 3-1 loss to the Stars being the latest. ... Anaheim led the all-time series 48-40-22 entering Sunday's contest, but the Kings have won six of the past eight. The Ducks were 28-13-13 at home against the Kings. ... The Kings moved a point ahead of San Jose into fourth place in the Western Conference after their 4-1 win over Edmonton on Saturday.
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