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Ducks leading 2-1 after first period

September 27, 2009 |  6:16 pm

First, right winger Corey Perry scored 2:03 into the first period to give the Ducks a 1-0 lead. Then he provided the assist to Bobby Ryan, who scored at 5:19 for a 2-1 edge.

In between those two goals, Kings left winger Ryan Smyth scored on a power play at 3:50 after Ducks defenseman Luca Sbisa picked up a two-minute penalty for tripping. Smyth came close to a scoring opportunity earlier in the period, but referees nullified the apparent goal and gave him a two-minute penalty for interfering with goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere.

Giguere, who is fighting for the starting spot with scratched Jonas Hiller, had 13 saves in the first period. Kings goalie Erik Ersberg had five saves.

A Kings club official said center Jarret Stoll and right winger Justin Williams were scratched to get a rest after they both played Saturday in an exhibition against the Colorado Avalanche in Las Vegas.

--Mark Medina