Game 60: Coyotes 5, Kings 4 (FINAL, SO) - LA Kings Insider

Will it be another one goal game between the Kings and the Phoenix Coyotes? Will the Kings score? All the action will be on Fox Sports West and on 1150-AM and affiliates, with all the game updates here as well…

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Smith.
End of period: Shots were 3-1 in favor of the Coyotes in overtime.

Coyotes: Ray Whitney, GOAL.
Kings: Mike Richards, no goal.

Coyotes: Radim Vrbata, wide.
Kings: Dustin Brown, GOAL.

Coyotes: Mikkel Boedker, GOAL.
Kings: Jack Johnson, no goal.

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Smith.
Kings 4, Coyotes 4: The Kings faced a major penalty kill after Kyle Clifford was ejected from the game after an intent-to-injure penalty, for a hit on Gilbert Brule, and the Coyotes tied the game on the ensuing power play, with Radim Vrbata’s second goal of the game. Vrbata went wide and, with Quick down, shot and scored on an unassisted goal with 2:27 remaining in regulation.

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Smith.
Kings 3, Coyotes 1: Jack Johnson took a holding penalty 28 seconds into the period, and the Coyotes scored 22 seconds into the power play. Martin Hanzal took the puck up the left side, cut toward the net, then sent a perfect cross-ice pass toward Radim Vrbata. The Kings lost coverage on Vrbata, who tapped the puck into what essentially was an empty net. Ray Whitney also got an assist.
Kings 3, Coyotes 2: It was another penalty, another quick power-play goal as the Coyotes pulled within one goal. Matt Greene went to the penalty box for tripping, and the Coyotes scored 11 seconds later, off a faceoff win. Martin Hanzal tapped a backhand centering pass to Shane Doan, who found open ice and one-timed a shot past Quick from close range. Radim Vrbata also got an assist.
Kings 4, Coyotes 2: The Kings regained a two-goal lead with a power-play goal with 8:09 remaining in the period. Moments after Dwight King nearly scored on a net-front tap-in, Justin Williams finished a chance. Anze Kopitar battled for the puck behind the net and, under pressure, flipped a centering pass toward Williams, who tapped it in from close range. Mike Richards also got an assist.
Kings 4, Coyotes 3: The Coyotes made it a one-goal game again, as Doan scored his second goal of the period. The Kings were indecisive with the puck deep in their end, and Kyle Clifford lost control. Doan and Hanzal went to the front of the net, and Quick stopped a shot by Lauri Korpikoski, but Doan knocked in the rebound from close range. Hanzal and Korpikoski got assists.
End of period: The Coyotes outshot the Kings 14-10 and scored three goals in a wild period to make it a close game again. The Kings went 1-for-2 on the power play and 1-for-3 on the penalty kill.

Officials: Eric Furlatt, Dennis LaRue (referees); Jonny Murray, Mark Wheler (linesmen).
Lineups: Davis Drewiske, Dustin Penner and Kevin Westgarth are the Kings’ healthy scratches.
In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Quick against the Coyotes’ Mike Smith.
Kings 1, Coyotes 0: The Kings broke their 126-minute scoreless streak, and took an early lead, as Drew Doughty scored at the 6:18 mark. Dustin Brown controlled the puck in the corner of the Phoenix zone, then pushed the puck up to Doughty, who steadied it above the left circle, then ripped a slap shot past Smith. Dwight King also got an assist.
Kings 2, Coyotes 0: The Kings took a two-goal lead with 7:28 remaining in the second period. Andrei Loktionov controlled the puck behind the Coyotes’ net, then brought it out wide, turned and fired a wrist shot. The puck deflected off the goal post and beat Smith short-side. Alec Martinez and Matt Greene got assists.
Kings 3, Coyotes 0: The Kings’ third goal held up after a video review. Willie Mitchell shot, from above the left circle, and the knuckleball shot deflected off the stick of Dustin Brown and into the net. Brown got credit for the goal after a video review determined that Brown’s stick was not too high. Mike Richards also got an assist.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Coyotes 13-5 in the period. The Kings scored three goals in a span of 8 minutes, 26 seconds. They had scored a total of three goals in their previous 157 minutes, 56 seconds.

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Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left


Muzzin was drafted in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, before signing to the Kings in 2010. He has since become the first Woodstock, Ontario professional athlete to win a major sports trophy.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.