Rookie game: Kings 4, Coyotes 3 (Final) - LA Kings Insider

Here’s how things went in today’s rookie game between the Kings and Phoenix Coyotes, in which the Kings got a late power-play goal and won 4-3.

In goal: It’s the Kings’ Martin Jones against Phoenix’s Louis Domingue.
Kings 1, Phoenix 0: The Kings scored the first play on a possession play going into the offensive zone, and a sharp shot from the slot. Jordan Weal got the goal, with an assist to Pierre Durepos, 3:55 into the game.
Kings 2, Phoenix 0: The Kings took a two-goal lead just 42 seconds later, as Linden Vey took a pass from Brandon Kozun and scored on a wrist shot from the left side, 4:37 into the period.
Kings 3, Phoenix 0: The Kings took advantage of a double-minor high-sticking penalty with a power-play goal 18:23 into the period. Jordan Nolan went to the net and tapped home a pass from the right boards from Brandon Kozun. Linden Vey also got an assist.
Kings 3, Phoenix 1: The Coyotes got on the board just 31 seconds after the Kings’ third goal. Darian Dziurzynski scored at the 18:54 mark, with assists to Ethan Werek and Kale Kessy.
End of period: The Kings went 1-for-3 on the power play. The Coyotes did not have a power play. Shots were 15-3 in favor of the Kings.

In goal: It remains Jones vs. Domingue.
End of period: The first goal-free period of the rookie tournament is in the books. The Kings went 0-for-3 on the power play in the period — they had a seven-second 5-on-3 advantage — while the Coyotes went 0-for-2 on the power play. Shots were 9-8 in favor of the Kings in the period.

In goal: It’s the Kings’ Michael Morrison against Phoenix’s Marc Cheverie.
Kings 3, Phoenix 2: The scoring drought was broken 9:13 into the third period, when Ethan Werek scored from close range with an assist from Donnie Maloney.
Kings 3, Phoenix 3: With another third-period rally, the Coyotes tied the game with a power-play goal at the 15:20 mark. Brett Hextall scored from close range on a rebound, with assists to Spencer Bennett and Colin Long.
Kings 4, Phoenix 3: Jordan Nolan scored the game-winner, a 5-on-3 power-play goal, with 1:58 remaining. Nolan was parked to the right of the net and took a nice cross-ice pass from Brandon Kozun and scored. Nicolas Deslauriers also got an assist.

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