Ryan Getzlaf goal lifts Anaheim Ducks to 3-2 win over L.A. Kings

Skating on their archrival’s rink for the first time since winning the Cup – in front of a mostly hostile crowd of 11,107 – the Ducks also got goals from Andrew Miller and Jason King. Getzlaf’s goal came against Jonathan Bernier, who relieved Jason LaBarbera midway through the game.

Michael Cammalleri and Tom Preissing scored for the Kings, who beat the Ducks 5-4 Thursday night in the NHL’s pre-season opener. Los Angeles had a winning pre-season record in each of the previous 17 years, but finished the regular season with a losing record in nine of those seasons and also missed the playoffs nine times during that stretch.

This was the only game on Saturday’s schedule, as was the case on Thursday night when the Kings beat the Ducks 5-4 at Anaheim. Nine other teams begin their exhibition season on Sunday, including Phoenix with a road game against the Ducks.

The game marked the Ducks debut of defenceman Matthieu Schneider and right wing Todd Bertuzzi, both of whom joined the team as free agents. Schneider, who spent almost three full seasons with Los Angeles, became the 19th player to play for both Southern California teams. The Ducks are his seventh NHL club.

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Cammalleri, who led the Kings last season with 80 points, tied the score 1-1 on a power play at 14:10 of the first period while Bertuzzi was serving a tripping penalty.

Jason King regained the lead for Anaheim at 9:09 of the second period with a short-handed goal, beating LaBarbera with seven seconds still left on Schneider’s holding infraction. Preissing’s goal pulled the Kings even for the second time just 17 seconds later against goalie Jonas Hiller.

Schneider left the game in the second period with a mild ankle sprain. Anaheim goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who had surgery on Aug. 6 to repair a sports hernia, will probably require another week or so before he is cleared to play.