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Paul Kariya had a goal and three assists, including two on goals by Teemu Selanne, who tied for the NHL goal-scoring lead, as the Anaheim Mighty Ducks defeated Los Angeles 4-2 Thursday night, equaling their longest winning streak against the Kings.

The Ducks have won six straight against Los Angeles, dating to last season.

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  • Guy Hebert stopped 37 shots, giving him 166 of 171 saves against the Kings this season. He lost the shutout when Donald Audette's slap shot went through Hebert's legs at 11:37 of the third.

    Once again, the Kings outshot the Ducks, 39-24, just as they did in the teams' previous meeting two weeks ago. But they didn't score until Audette's goal, despite hitting the post three times, twice by Rob Blake. Los Angeles had its three-game winning streak end.

    Los Angeles was 1 for 6 on the power play. Audette's power-play goal and a goal by Russ Courtnall at 15:18 of the third had the Kings trailing 3-2.

    Selanne's second goal, despite tight coverage by Philippe Boucher, kept Anaheim ahead 4-2 at 16:51 of the third. Selanne tied Ottawa's Alexei Yashin for the NHL lead with 39 goals.

    Jason Marshall's first goal of the season made it 1-0 on a rebound at 14:24 of the first period with assists by Kariya and Selanne.

    Kings goalie Stephane Fiset stopped 20 shots, including a penalty shot by Kariya 12 seconds into the second period. Blake took down Kariya, who crashed into the net and knocked it off its moorings before sliding into the boards. Fiset got a piece of the puck with his body to stop Kariya.

    Selanne made it 2-0 on a power-play goal at 11:24 of the second.

    Eight seconds into the man advantage, Selanne skated clearly in from the left side and slipped the puck through Fiset's legs. Kariya earned his second assist.

    Minutes later, the Kings failed on another scoring chance when a shot by Audette rolled off Hebert's stick. Before the period ended, Blake hit the crossbr for the second time as the frustrated Kings were denied again.

    Kariya scored his 30th goal through Fiset's legs at 7:51 of the third with Blake off for kneeing.

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