ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Lubomir Visnovsky and rookie Dustin Brown
scored power-play goals and Roman Cechmanek stopped all 17 shots as
the Los Angeles Kings beat the Mighty Ducks 4-0 Friday night in the
preseason finale for both teams.
The Ducks, who came within one victory of capturing the Stanley
Cup last June, completed their first winning preseason since
entering the NHL in 1993 (4-2-1). They begin the regular season
Wednesday night on the road against the Dallas Stars, whom they
beat in the second round of the playoffs.
Ducks defenseman Keith Carney, who left Thursday night's 3-1 win
at Phoenix after blocking a shot by Shane Doan, was diagnosed
Friday with a broken right foot. Surgery isn't necessary, but
Carney is expected to miss 3-4 weeks.
Defenseman Todd Simpson, acquired from Phoenix in Friday's
waiver draft, is expected to join the Ducks at practice on Sunday.
Klatt, beginning his 12th NHL season and first with the Kings
after signing as a free agent on July 7, beat Jean-Sebastien
Giguere with a 15-foot wrist shot from the slot 6:36 in. Giguere,
the MVP of the playoffs, stopped 26 of 29 shots during his two
periods in net.
Brown, the Kings' No. 1 draft pick, got his fourth goal of the
preseason on a rebound at 5:51 of the second. Prior to that, Ducks
defenseman Ruslan Salei received a five-minute major and a game
misconduct for slashing Luc Robitaille, who left the game with a
bruised left thigh.
Anaheim's Samuel Pahlsson was off for slashing when Visnovsky
scored on a 30-foot slap shot from the slot at 15:59 of the second
to make it 3-0.