The newest Freeway Faceoff wasn’t even three minutes previous when the Anaheim Geese and the Los Angeles Kings dropped the gloves.
They did it once more on the following faceoff — and once more on the faceoff after that.
“That is good hockey proper there,” Geese captain Ryan Getzlaf stated with a smile.
These rivals know it is by no means too early to struggle for playoff place, and the Geese landed the most important blows within the newest version of their Southern California feud.
Ondrej Kase had two objectives and an help, John Gibson made 23 saves and the Geese held on within the third interval for his or her first victory of the season over the Kings, four-2 Saturday night time.
Ryan Kesler scored an influence-play objective and Corey Perry added an empty-internet objective because the Geese returned from their bye week with a bodily, entertaining efficiency towards the equally rested Kings within the one hundred and thirty fifth version of the native derby.
These three fights in 4 seconds of clock time energized the bought-out Staples Middle crowd, and the combatants’ teammates responded as properly. Los Angeles defenseman Kurtis MacDermid and Anaheim enforcer Jared Boll had the primary bout, which led to a battle between Andy Andreoff and Kevin Bieksa — and one other…