Phoenix 3, Los Angeles 0

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 9:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Los Angeles 30-19-2-4 16-7-2-1 14-12-0-3 L1
Phoenix 25-18-6-4 15-8-2-1 10-10-4-3 W1

Recap


Coyotes 3, Kings 0: Defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored a pair of goals and Thomas Greiss turned aside 30 shots for his second shutout in three starts as Phoenix defeated visiting Los Angeles.

Antoine Vermette recorded his team-leading 19th goal and added an assist while Mikkel Boedker set up a pair of tallies for the Coyotes, who beat the Kings for the fourth straight time at home. Phoenix captain Shane Doan notched his 500th career assist on Ekman-Larsson's second goal.
 
Los Angeles has scored only two goals over the last four games and is struggling through a 1-5-1 stretch, with the only victory coming at San Jose on Monday. Jonathan Quick, playing for the second straight night, made 26 saves for the Kings.

Ekman-Larsson took a pass from Vermette before moving to the top of the slot and hammering a shot past a screened Quick with 4:03 left in the first period. The 22-year-old, who will represent his native Sweden in the Olympics, made it 2-0 with another slap shot during a power play 3:16 into the second session.

Vermette, who had a hat trick Sunday, was in the right place to knock home a rebound after Quick was run over by his own teammate 8:47 into the third period. Greiss, who also blanked Calgary 6-0 on Jan. 7, improved to 7-3-1 and recorded his third career shutout after making nine saves in the third.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Ekman-Larsson, who had gone five games without a point, notched the third two-goal performance of his career. … Los Angeles D Drew Doughty played a team-high 25:13 and registered three blocked shots. … The Coyotes, who started a five-game homestand, have recorded at least one power-play goal in 11 of their last 12 contests.
 

Top Game Performances

Los Angeles   Phoenix
N/A Points Oliver Ekman-Larsson 2
N/A Goals Oliver Ekman-Larsson 2
N/A Assists Mikkel Boedker 2
N/A Power Play Goals Oliver Ekman-Larsson 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonathan Quick .897 Save Percentage Thomas Greiss 1.000
Jonathan Quick 26 Saves Thomas Greiss 30

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Los Angeles 30 0 0-2 2-3 8 25
Phoenix 29 3 1-3 2-2 16 21

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play its next game at home against Buffalo. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .440 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Los Angeles will play its next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Kings have a W/L % of .533 after a win and .560 after a loss.