Los Angeles 4, Phoenix 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 26, 2013 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Los Angeles 1-2-1-0 0-1-0-0 1-1-1-0 W1
Phoenix 1-4-0-0 1-2-0-0 0-2-0-0 L2

Recap


Kings 4, Coyotes 2: Anze Kopitar scored twice and defenseman Jake Muzzin recorded a goal and an assist as visiting Los Angeles posted its first win of the season.

Jeff Carter also tallied and Jonathan Quick made 32 saves for the Kings, who scored a total of four goals over their first three games. Los Angeles failed to cash in on four power-play opportunities and is 0-for-23 with the man advantage thus far this season.

Mikkel Boedker and captain Shane Doan scored for Phoenix, which began a three-game homestand with its fourth loss in five contests.

After a scoreless first period, Kopitar got Los Angeles on the board 64 seconds into the middle session with a shot from the slot. Boedker knotted the game during a power play less than three minutes later, but Kopitar converted a pass from Justin Williams while on the doorstep at 5:08 to put the Kings ahead for good.

Carter buried a rebound later in the period and Muzzin beat Jason LaBarbera with a wrist shot from the left point at 8:35 of the third for his first career goal.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Los Angeles LW Kyle Clifford notched an assist to extend his career-high point streak to four games. ... LaBarbera stopped 27 shots in his second straight start as Mike Smith remains sidelined with a lower-body injury. ... Coyotes C Martin Hanzal returned to the lineup after missing two games with a lower-body injury. Hanzal registered three shots in just over 21 1/2 minutes of ice time.


 

Top Game Performances

Los Angeles   Phoenix
Anze Kopitar 2 Points Mikkel Boedker 1
Anze Kopitar 2 Goals Mikkel Boedker 1
Jacob Muzzin 1 Assists Oliver Ekman-Larsson 1
N/A Power Play Goals Mikkel Boedker 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonathan Quick .939 Save Percentage Jason LaBarbera .871
Jonathan Quick 31 Saves Jason LaBarbera 27

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Los Angeles 31 4 0-4 5-6 22 36
Phoenix 33 2 1-6 4-4 18 27

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against Nashville . The Coyotes have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Los Angeles will play their next game at home against Vancouver . The Kings have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .333 after a loss.