Miller makes 23 saves in final home game, Ducks defeat Kings


ANAHEIMRyan Miller made 23 saves in the final home game of his 18-year NHL career, and the Anaheim Ducks won 6-2 against the Los Angeles Kings at Honda Center on Saturday.

Miller announced on Thursday that he was retiring following this season. He’s the NHL’s all-time leader among U.S.-born goalies in wins (391), and second in shutouts (44) and games played (795). 

Danton Heinen and Jacob Larsson each had a goal and two assists, and Trevor Zegras and Max Comtois each had a goal and an assist for Anaheim (16-29-7), which won in regulation for the first time in 24 home games (4-17-3).

Tobias Bjornfot scored his first NHL goal and Calvin Petersen made 27 saves for the Kings (19-24-6), who scored two goals in the final 5:04 of the third period to win 2-1 in Anaheim on Friday.

The Ducks scored first again on Saturday when Zegras made it 1-0 with his second NHL goal at 7:44 of the first period.

Larsson scored on a one-timer from the right circle to make it 2-0 at 12:33, and Nicolas Deslauriers scored on a one-timer from the same circle for a 3-0 lead at 13:09.

Max Jones put in his own rebound to make it 4-0 at 1:28 of the third period.

The Kings spoiled Miller’s bid for his first shutout since Feb. 19, 2019 when Sean Walker‘s shot bounced off Brendan Lemieux‘s hip and into the net to make it 4-1 at 3:51 of the third period.

Larsson scored from the perimeter to make it 5-1 at 5:14.

Comtois scored off a feed from Zegras for a 6-1 lead at 11:10.

Bjornfot, the No. 22 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, scored his first NHL goal with 1:48 left to make it 6-2.

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