LOS ANGELES — John Gibson made 28 saves in his dynamic NHL playoff debut, captain Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist, and the Anaheim Ducks evened their second-round playoff series with a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 4 on Saturday night.
Devante Smith-Pelly also scored in the first period and Corey Perry had two assists for the top-seeded Ducks, who bounced back from two series-opening losses at home with consecutive victories at Staples Center.
Anaheim started its third goalie in three games with the dramatic entrance of Gibson, the 20-year-old American widely considered the best goaltending prospect in hockey.
Jonathan Quick allowed two goals in the first period before getting replaced by rookie Martin Jones, who faced just three shots.
Game 5 is Monday night in Anaheim.
Gibson, who made his NHL debut with three victories late in the regular season, got the nod from coach Bruce Boudreau in place of veteran Jonas Hiller, who started the first two games against Los Angeles and finished Game 3 after Frederik Andersen injured his right leg.
Bruins 4, Canadiens 2: In Boston, it took the Boston Bruins five years to score a power-play goal in the playoffs against the Montreal Canadiens.
They needed only 32 seconds to do it again.
Reilly Smith and Jarome Iginla scored on back-to-back advantages to help the Bruins snap an 0-for-39 postseason power-play drought against Montreal and beat the Canadiens on Saturday night.
The victory in Game 5 gave Boston a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series and a chance to eliminate its Original Six archrival in Montreal on Monday night.
“It’s been a little bit. We all know that,” said Iginla, who just joined the team this season. “Guys are on it, and we want to come through on the power play.”
Carey Price made 26 saves for Montreal. Brendan Gallagher and P.K. Subban scored for the Canadiens, who need a victory in Game 6 on Monday to force the series back to Boston for seventh game Wednesday night.
“I’m not going to sugarcoat it. It’s going to be a tough game,” Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk said.
“You have to be prepared for everything, because you can’t expect anything less from that team.”