Ducks vs. Kings: Freeway Face-Off Comes Back to Honda Center

The Ducks will meet their crosstown rival, the Los Angeles Kings, tonight at Honda Center. This matchup marks the return of the Freeway Face-Off. In their previous game, the Ducks staged a late rally with goals from Leo Carlsson and Frank Vatrano, as well as strong performances by Trevor Zegras, Alex Killorn, and Isac Lundestrom.

Although their efforts fell short in the shootout, the team showed promise in their offensive play. Head coach Greg Cronin praised the team’s energy and scoring opportunities despite the loss. With four games remaining in the season, Anaheim has secured points in two of its recent three games, bringing their season record to 25-48-5.

Frank Vatrano appreciated the team’s resilience and performance in the game, emphasizing the positive aspects of their play. The Ducks will face the Kings twice more in their final four games, with the opportunity to improve their season series against LA. The Kings have had success in previous meetings, especially with winger Kevin Fiala contributing significantly to their victories.

On the other hand, the Kings are on the brink of securing a playoff spot, needing a win in the upcoming game to solidify their third consecutive postseason appearance. Kevin Fiala expressed confidence and positivity about the team’s performance as they aim for more wins in the remaining games. Reflecting on the overall history of the rivalry, the Ducks hold a favorable all-time record against the Kings, particularly on home ice.

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