Los Angeles 3, Phoenix 2

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 10:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 13-13-1-3 10-5-1-0 3-8-0-3 L4
Los Angeles 17-10-1-1 12-2-0-1 5-8-1-0 W3

Recap


Kings 3, Coyotes 2: Jarret Stoll's power-play goal with 6:14 remaining in the third period proved to be the winner as Los Angeles held on to extend its home winning streak to five games.

Dustin Penner and defenseman Drew Doughty also scored while Jonathan Bernier made a career-high 40 saves for the Kings, who posted their second home victory over the Pacific Division-rival Coyotes in as many nights. Mike Richards collected two assists as Los Angeles recorded its 11th triumph in 12 games at the Staples Center.

Captain Shane Doan scored twice and Mike Smith stopped 26 shots for Phoenix, which avoided a fifth straight shutout loss on the road. Doan's initial goal was the Coyotes' first in any arena in 245 minutes, 33 seconds.

Penner got Los Angeles on the board with 5:22 remaining in the first period, converting a backhand pass from behind the net by Justin Williams while on the doorstep. Doughty doubled the lead 6 1/2 minutes into the second as he beat Smith with a slap shot from the top of the left faceoff circle for his first goal.

The Coyotes ended their scoring drought on the road at 296 minutes, 50 seconds when Doan tipped defenseman Keith Yandle's wrist shot from the left point past Bernier at 11:28 of the third. Stoll received a cross-slot pass from Richards and ripped the puck past Smith from low in the left circle to restore the two-goal advantage, but Doan got Phoenix within one with 42 seconds remaining.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Phoenix's Radim Vrbata was back in the lineup after missing 14 games with a broken foot, while fellow RW David Moss was scratched with a lower-body injury. ... The Coyotes went 0-3-1 on their four-game road trip and fell to 3-8-3 away from home. ... The Kings, who improved to 3-0-0 on their five-game homestand, have played 23 consecutive contests that ended in regulation. ... Doan registered a game-high 11 shots on goal.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   Los Angeles
Shane Doan 2 Points Mike Richards 2
Shane Doan 2 Goals Drew Doughty 1
Mikkel Boedker 1 Assists Mike Richards 2
N/A Power Play Goals Jarret Stoll 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Mike Smith .897 Save Percentage Jonathan Bernier .952
Mike Smith 26 Saves Jonathan Bernier 40

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Phoenix 42 2 0-3 4-5 12 24
Los Angeles 29 3 1-5 3-3 10 33

Upcoming Games

  • Los Angeles will play their next game at home against Dallas . The Kings have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .583 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game at home against Vancouver . The Coyotes have a W/L % of .385 after a win and .500 after a loss.