ANAHEIM — Nick Bonino recorded the first hat trick of his National Hockey League career, rookie and Southern California native Emerson Etem had two assists for the first points of his NHL career, and Bobby Ryan also had two assists to lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 7-4 victory over the Los Angeles Kings at Honda Center in Anaheim on February 2.
Bonino also recorded an assist.
Dustin Brown scored two power play goals, while Jarret Stoll and Justin Williams scored their first goals of the season to lead the Kings, but defensive blunders or turnovers resulted in five gift-wrapped goals for the Ducks.
<Kings netminder Jonathan Quick was pulled just 5:49 into the game, after giving up two goals on three shots, a move that Kings head coach Darryl Sutter indicated was made to wake his team up.
A rusty Jonathan Bernier, who has not played in an NHL game since March 31, 2012, took over between the pipes.
Jonas Hiller gave up a bad goal to Williams at 14:12 of the second period on a backhand wrap-around, but was otherwise solid.
- Saturday’s was the highest scoring game (eleven combined goals) between the Ducks and Kings in the 109-game series history. The two clubs have combined for eleven goals on two previous occasions, November 8, 1996 (Ducks 7-4 victory) and January 22, 2003, (Ducks 6-5 victory). In addition, Anaheim’s seven goals tonight equal the highest goal output against the Kings in club history (also November 8, 1996).
Raw Audio Interviews
(Extraneous material and dead air have been removed; click on the arrow to listen):
Rob Scuderi (1:07)
Jarret Stoll (1:02)
Alec Martinez (1:54)
Dustin Brown (1:53)
Justin Williams (0:36)
Darryl Sutter (2:09)
Anaheim Ducks Head Coach Bruce Boudreau (2:45)
Game Highlights From KingsVision
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