October 29, 2011 5:50 pm

Game 10: Coyotes 3, Kings 2 (FINAL, OT)

No photos of the crowd tonight. There are now several newly posted signs declaring that there is no photography in the Jobing.com Arena press box. Oops. Fortunately, television and radio are allowed, so you can follow all the action tonight on Fox Sports West and 1150-AM and affiliates, with all the game action updated here as well…

OVERTIME
In goal: It’s still Quick against Smith.
Coyotes 3, Kings 2: The Coyotes won the game with 43.7 seconds remaining in overtime. Daymond Langkow shoot a short-range shot from the side of the net, and the shot deflected off the stick of Jack Johnson and got into the net.

THIRD PERIOD
In goal: It’s still Quick against Smith.
Kings 2, Coyotes 2: Anze Kopitar tied the game for the Kings, 6:30 into the third period. Smith made the shot on a medium-range shot by Trent Hunter but couldn’t control the rebound. Brad Richardson missed an attempt but Kopitar, to the left of the net, knocked it into the net to tie the game 2-2. Matt Greene also got an assist.
End of regulation: The Kings will be on a 4-on-3 power play for the first 1:47 of overtime. Shots were 37-30 in favor of the Kings in regulation.

SECOND PERIOD
In goal: It’s still Quick against Smith.
Kings 1, Coyotes 0: The Kings broke the scoreless tie 2:58 into the second period. Moments after Brown nearly tapped in a goal, Brown picked up the puck behind the Phoenix net and centered a pass toward Mike Richards. The puck got deflected slightly, but Richards grabbed it and scored on a close-range wrist shot to give the Kings a 1-0 lead. Willie Mitchell also got an assist.
Kings 1, Coyotes 1: Phoenix tied the game just 2:38 after the Kings took the lead. David Schlemko kept the puck in at the blue line and pushed it low. Martin Hanzal passed to Radim Vrbata in the slot, and Vrbata had plenty of open ice and carried the puck far right. Quick came down to try to cut down the angle, but Vrbata shot and scored to make it a 1-1 game.
Coyotes 2, Kings 1: Vrbata’s second goal of the period gave the Coyotes a 2-1 lead with 4:37 remaining. After a defensive-zone faceoff win, the Coyotes moved the puck up the ice quickly. Hanzal’s cross-ice pass in the offensive zone found Vrbata, who got behind the Kings’ defense and was alone. Vrbata’s tight-angle shot beat Quick before he could slide across. Rostislav Klesla also got an assist.
End of period: The Kings took an early lead but then allowed two goals and were fortunate not to fall further behind in a 4-on-3 Phoenix power play. Shots were 15-9 in favor of the Kings in the period.

FIRST PERIOD
In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Quick against the Coyotes’ Mike Smith.
End of period: Shots were 12-12 in the scoreless period, as the teams traded chances throughout the period. The best chance came with just over eight minutes left. At the end of a second consecutive ineffective Kings power play, Daymond Langkow forced the puck away from Willie Mitchell and had a breakaway, but Quick prevented a goal. The Kings did not face a penalty kill in the period.

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