Kings win 3rd straight game and beat rival Ducks 4-1.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Iafallo, Viktor Arvidsson and Kevin Fiala scored and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 on Tuesday night for their third straight win.

For the second consecutive season, the Kings won three games straight. Pheonix Copley saved 23 times and was joined by Jonathan Quick to win three consecutive starts. Quick’s wins came Nov. 5-10, during a four-game win streak.

Drew Doughty scored a power-play goal and Adrian Kempe assisted as the Kings won the opening game of the three-game Freeway Faceoff rivalry series.

Frank Vatrano scored via the power play while Lukas Dostal gave up four goals on 41 shots, as the Ducks failed to achieve their first three-game win streak.

In the second period, The Kings took control. Converting during a strong stretch with Doughty’s slapshot and then a second on a power play at 6 minutes 46, the Kings took over.

Kings defenseman Matt Roy took a roughing penalty during the game’s first real scuffle and Vatrano scored on the rebound of a shot by Kevin Shattenkirk for his sixth goal on the ensuing man advantage.

Iafallo restored the lead 2-1 with 20.4 seconds to go in the period, scoring off Phillip Danault’s pass after an assertive possession behind the net.

Arvidsson increased the margin to 3-1 in the third. He was in a rush to score his first goal and point in just two games, after missing two games due to paternity leave.

Fiala finished the scoring with an individual effort that was strong enough to beat Nathan Beaulieu, Vatrano, and Nathan Beaulieu.

WORTH NOTING

Doughty is the Kings’ first defenseman with 20 points. Through 34 games, Doughty scored 18 goals and Doughty had two assists. … Los Angeles has scored a power-play goal in eight straight home games, its longest run since an 11-game stretch Feb. 17-March 17, 2007. … Ducks D Urho Vaakanainen did not play because of illness, forcing a move away from the 11 forward, seven defenseman alignment the team had been using recently. After being called up earlier from the AHL, Ducks F Justin Kirkland made their NHL debut.

NEXT

Ducks will host Minnesota on Wednesday night.

Calgary hosts Kings on Thursday night

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