Los Angeles 4, Arizona 3

Monday, December 26, 2011 10:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Arizona 18-15-1-2 7-8-1-1 11-7-0-1 L2
Los Angeles 17-14-2-3 10-9-0-1 7-5-2-2 W1


Defenseman Willie Mitchell snapped a tie early in the third period and the Los Angeles Kings went on to record a 4-3 home triumph over the Phoenix Coyotes on Monday.

Rob Scuderi, Brad Richardson and captain Dustin Brown also scored while Anze Kopitar added a pair of assists for Los Angeles, which improved to 2-0-1 under new coach Darryl Sutter.

After Phoenix's Raffi Torres scored his second goal of the night in the second period to forge a 2-2 tie, Mitchell beat Jason LaBarbera with a wrist shot from the right faceoff circle 1:48 into the third to put the Kings in front for good.

Brown doubled the lead - and chased LaBarbera - at 7:06 with a wrister from the right circle. But Daymond Langkow answered 33 seconds later to get the Coyotes back within a goal.

LaBarbera made 25 saves and Curtis McElhinney stopped all six shots he faced in relief for Phoenix, which has lost six of nine.

Top Game Performances

Arizona   Los Angeles
Raffi Torres 2 Points Anze Kopitar 2
Raffi Torres 2 Goals Dustin Brown 1
Mikkel Boedker 1 Assists Anze Kopitar 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Curtis McElhinney 1.000 Save Percentage Jonathan Quick .897
Jason LaBarbera 25 Saves Jonathan Quick 26

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Arizona 29 3 0-2 3-3 6 23
Los Angeles 35 4 0-3 2-2 4 25

Upcoming Games

  • Los Angeles will play its next game on the road against Chicago. The Kings have a W/L % of .438 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Arizona will play its next game at home against Boston. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .368 after a win and .647 after a loss.
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