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.