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Anaheim Ducks @ Los Angeles Kings - 9/19/09 - 7:30PM (Pre-Season)

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Los Angeles Kings
(1-1-1)

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Anaheim Ducks
(2-1-0)




7:30PM (PST) @ Staples Center Los Angeles, CA


TV Broadcast: NA
Radio Broadcast: KTLK 1150 AM


KINGS PRE-SEASON NOTES
LAST GAME - KINGS 1, SHARKS 2 – SO (SEPT 17 AT CITIZEN BUSINESS BANK ARENA IN ONTARIO)
Dustin Brown tied the game with 10 seconds left in the third period, but the San Jose Sharks eked out a
2-1 shootout win Thursday night at Citizen Business Bank Arena in Ontario. Benn Ferriero gave San
Jose a 1-0 lead 12:52 into the first period and that’s how the scored stayed until Brown tied it with Kings
netminder Jonathan Quick pulled. In the shootout Sharks goaltender Thomas Greiss stopped all four
Kings attempts, while Jason Demers was the only one to beat Quick.

TRAINING CAMP ROSTER TRIMMED TO 52
The Kings on Wednesday returned the following players to their Junior teams: Jean Francois Berube
(G) to Montreal (QMJHL), Nicolas Deslauriers (D) to Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL), Martin Jones (G) to
Calgary (WHL), Brandon Kozun (RW) to Calgary (WHL) and Linden Vey (RW) to Medicine Hat
(WHL)…The Kings also released the following players from their training camp tryout: Milan Doczy (D),
Radko Gudas (D) and Tyler Maxwell (C).

REGULAR SEASON STARTS OCT. 3 VS. PHOENIX
The Kings open the 2009-10 regular season at home vs. Phoenix Saturday, Oct. 3. It will be the
beginning of three-game homestand, which also sees San Jose come to town on Tuesday, Oct. 6 and
Minnesota on Thursday, Oct. 8. The Kings will then embark on a season-long six-game road trip (Oct. 10
to Oct. 19).

THE GOAL: A RETURN TO THE STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS THIS SEASON
Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi has resisted the temptation to go for a quick fix and
instead has patiently rebuilt the Kings the right way.
Strengthening the reserve list and building a core roster that gets progressively younger from year to year
were at the top of the “Things To Do” list when Lombardi joined the Kings in 2006. Now four years later,
Lombardi has positioned the Kings to not only contend for the playoffs this season, but to also contend
long-term.

Kings’ fans can clearly see how the plan has come together with the influx of young talent to the roster
over the past few seasons. Players like Drew Doughty, Jack Johnson, Oscar Moller, Wayne
Simmonds, Teddy Purcell and Jonathan Quick have followed the lead of core players like Anze
Kopitar, Dustin Brown, Alexander Frolov, Jarret Stoll and Matt Greene and Michal Handzus.

Two former Stanley Cup champions were also added to the team during the 2008-09 season as Sean
O’Donnell and Justin Williams were both acquired via trade. Both are known as character players and
both understand what it takes to win hockey’s ultimate prize.

Another player that certainly understands the sacrifice needed to be a champion is Rob Scuderi. The
defenseman won the 2009 Stanley Cup championship with Pittsburgh. But, instead of re-signing with the
Penguins, Scuderi chose instead to sign as a free agent with the Kings, a great indication of how far the
organization has come and how players around the league can see where this organization is headed in
the very near future. With Scuderi, the Kings added versatility as he can play on the right side or the left
side, and with an offensive or a defensive-minded partner. The Kings were also looking for a player with
grit and a winning attitude who’s willing to go into the tough areas on the ice to score goals, and they
believe they found that player in Ryan Smyth, who waived his no-trade clause with Colorado to clear the
way for a trade to LA.

kings.nhl.com



DUCKS PRE-SEASON NOTES
TONIGHT’S GAME
The Anaheim Ducks complete a swing of four games in four nights as the club competes in their second road
contest of the preseason tonight at Staples Center vs. Los Angeles…last night in Phoenix, the Ducks prevailed in a 4-3 overtime
victory over the Phoenix Coyotes…in addition, Anahiem has recorded a 3-2 shootout win over the Coyotes on Wednesday and a 3-0
setback to the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night at Honda Center…the Ducks went 6-1-1 in preseason competition last year,
marking their most wins in an exhibition campaign…the Ducks posted a 2-0-0 record against the Kings last preseason, including a 3-2
OT victory on Oct. 1 at Honda Center and a 2-1 shootout win on Sept. 30 at Staples Center…Anaheim compiled a 3-3-0 record vs. Los Angeles during the 2008-09 regular season. RADIO: AnaheimDucks.com TV: None

LAST GAME
SEPTEMBER 18, 2009 - ANAHEIM 4 @ PHOENIX 3 OT: The Ducks went scoreless for the first two periods, but three markers
in the last 10 minutes of regulation evened the score, with the club going on to win the game in overtimes…in his second game of the
preseason, right wing Joffrey Lupul scored twice for Anaheim, one on the power play (10:08) and one at even strength (18:50)…right
wing Dan Sexton also scored for the club at 13:00 of the third period…defenseman Luca Sbisa scored at 1:23 of the extra frame to
seal the Ducks victory…it was a multiple-point night for Sbisa, who also had an assist on Lupul’s game-tying goal…center Maxime
Macenauer also recorded a multi-point game for the Ducks, collecting two assists on the night…Lupul rounded out his three-point
evening with an assist on Sbisa’s goal…defenseman Steve McCarthy and Brian Salcido, in addition to right wing Bobby Ryan and
center Ryan Carter collected one assist a piece…the club scored a power play goal for the first time in the preseason, going 2-for-6
on the night…goaltenders J.P Levasseur (10-of-11) and Timo Pielmeier (33-of-35) shared the duties in goal, stopping 43-of-46 shots
overall.

PP: 2-6 PK: 1-5 SF: 21 SA: 46 TOI: L. Sbisa (23:54) Three Stars: 1. Vandermeer 2. Lombardi 3. Lepisto

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
The Ducks open the 2009 preseason with games in four consecutive nights, a stretch that began
Wednesday against the Coyotes…following tonight’s game at Staples Center, Anaheim will return to Honda Center on Monday night
(Sept. 21) for a contest vs. San Jose (7:05 p.m.)…in addition to recent home games against Phoenix and Vancouver, Anaheim will also
host Los Angeles (Sept. 27; 5:05 p.m.) at Honda Center…please call the Ducks media relations department with any questions
regarding practice times or locations…all Ducks practices are open to the media.

kings.nhl.com




KINGS DUCKS ALL-TIME SERIES



KINGS INDIVIDUAL PRE-SEASON STATS




KINGS PRE-SEASON HISTORY



ALL-TIME INDIVIDUAL DUCKS SCORING VS. LOS ANGELES



KINGS STARTING LINEUP
Ryan Smyth - Anze Kopitar - Justin Williams
Kyle Clifford - Brayden Schenn - Dustin Brown
Rich Clune - Michal Handzus - Wayne Simmonds
Raitis Ivanans - Brad Richardson - Kevin Westgarth

Jack Johnson - Rob Scuderi
Davis Drewiske - Matt Greene
Alec Martinez - Thomas Hickey

Jonathan Bernier
Erik Ersberg


DUCKS STARTING LINEUP
Beleskey - Koivu - Selanne
Calder - Ebbett - Perry
Donally - Nokelainen - Weller
Artyukhin - Marchant - Parros

Mikkelson - Brookbank
Whitney - Eminger
Festerling - McCarthy

Hiller
Pielmeier



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