Anaheim Ducks v Los Angeles Kings - Game Four

Video: Kings’ Lewis scores soft goal on Ducks’ goalie Gibson


For the first time since he entered into this series, John Gibson looked to have a dent in his armor.

The 20-year-old Anaheim Ducks’ goalie allowed a soft goal off the stick of Trevor Lewis late in the second period to give the L.A. Kings a 2-0 lead in Game 6 of that Western Conference second-round series.

Gibson’s frustration was evident just as the puck got by him and over the goal line. Lewis let go a wrist shot from the top of the faceoff circle that appeared to beat Gibson through the legs.

Gibson got the surprise start in Game 4 of this series, and has collected wins in each of the last two games to put the Ducks on the brink of making it to the Western Conference Final.

Gibson did make up for it, with a beautiful desperation glove save off Kings’ defenseman Drew Doughty right after the Ducks scored to make it a one-goal game.

Tough start: Lehner knocked out of Sabres debut, won’t return

Matt Puempel, Alex Chiasson, Robin Lehner
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Chances are Robin Lehner won’t look back fondly on his first game as a Sabre.

Midway through Buffalo’s season-opener against Ottawa, Lehner — facing his old team for the first time since getting traded this summer — suffered a lower-body injury, and was forced from the contest.

During the second intermission, the Sabres ruled out Lehner for the night.

It was a difficult turn of events for 24-year-old, who admitted he was keen to go up against the Sens. He had a bit of a chip on his shoulder about his time in the Canadian capital; Lehner felt he never got a full opportunity to run with the No. 1 gig, and probably wasn’t thrilled GM Bryan Murray opted to keep Craig Anderson and Andrew Hammond instead of him.

As for tonight’s injury, details are scarce. All that’s known is the ailment was serious enough for Lehner to leave and not return, forcing backup Chad Johnson into duty.

Prior to getting hurt, Lehner had stopped 11 of 12 shots faced.


‘Canes lose Wisniewski (lower body) 47 seconds into debut

Phil Kessel, James Wisniewski
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James Wisniewski‘s time as a Carolina Hurricane is off to a troubling start.

Wisniewski, acquired by the ‘Canes at this year’s draft, exited Thursday’s season-opener against Nashville early in the first period with a lower-body injury.

Shortly thereafter, the team ruled out his return.

Wisniewski, 31, was expected to play a fairly significant role on Carolina’s defense this year.

It’s unclear what the injury is or how severe it might be, but initial reports don’t sound good; Wisniewski appeared to be in significant pain and had to be helped off the ice.