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2014-15 Preseason: Ducks vs Kings (9/28)

For the second time in four nights the Ducks battle the Kings in the preseason edition of the Freeway Face Off.

Ryan Kesler and Jakob Silfverberg celebrate Kesler's game-tying goal in Los Angeles.
Ryan Kesler and Jakob Silfverberg celebrate Kesler's game-tying goal in Los Angeles.
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Preseason Record

Ducks: 2-2-1

Kings: 2-0-1

Previous Game

Ducks: Anaheim dropped its second consecutive preseason game up in San Jose, falling 3-1 to the Sharks. The Ducks were whistled for 14 penalties, going 8/10 on the penalty kill as John Gibson made 30 saves. Matt Beleskey had the lone tally for Anaheim, scoring in his first preseason game assisted by Mark Fistric and Kevin Gagne in the third period to break up Alex Stalock's shutout bid. Barclay Goodrow had the final two goals for San Jose, with Nikolay Goldobin assisting on both markers. Read the Ducks official recap here and the box score here.

Kings: All three of the Kings preseason games have gone to shootouts, as LA defeated Anaheim 4-3 at STAPLES Center on Thursday thanks to goals by Tyler Toffoli and Dwight King in the skills competition. Toffoli, King, and Jordan Nolan all scored in regulation as the Kings rallied from a 2-0 deficit to take a 3-2 lead in the third period. Toffoli had a goal and an assist to lead all scorers while tying Kyle Clifford with a game-high six shots. See the official Anaheim recap here and box score here.


Anaheim Preseason Roster

Los Angeles Preseason Roster

Expected Lineups

After icing AHL and PTO-heavy lineups, the Ducks are expected to have more veterans on the ice tonight. According to writer Kyle Shohara the Heatley-Getzlaf-Perry and Maroon-Kesler-Silfverberg lines took regular shifts in practice yesterday, and could feature tonight. If Bruce Boudreau does indeed tab Kesler it will mark his home debut in a Ducks sweater. Read Shohara's full morning report here. Meanwhile according to Los Angeles insider Jon Rosen the Kings will once again feature the three goal scorers from Thursday, as well as icing Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, Jake Muzzin, and Matt Greene amongst others. Read Rosen's morning notes here.