It’s the Kings against the Phoenix Coyotes in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. All the action is on NBC Sports Network and on 1150-AM and affiliates, with all the game updates here as well, along with a live chat with Jim Fox…

THIRD PERIOD
In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Smith.
Kings 2, Coyotes 1: The Kings took the lead 1:47 into the period, on a delayed-penalty situation. Trevor Lewis, in the corner, pushed the puck to Dwight King, who walked it out to the inside of the right circle and beat Smith with a sharp wrist shot. Jarret Stoll also picked up an assist.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Coyotes 28-19 to take a 3-0 series lead.

SECOND PERIOD
In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Smith.
Coyotes 1, Kings 0: The Coyotes took their first lead of the series just 1:03 into the period. A nice neutral-zone pass from Keith Yandle found Daymond Langkow, who got behind the Kings’ defense, got a step on Mike Richards and took a medium-range shot. Quick made the initial stop but the puck got through him and into the net. Derek Morris also picked up an assist.
Kings 1, Coyotes 1: The Kings’ first line came through to tie the game at the 3:10 mark, less than two minutes after the Coyotes’ goal. Dustin Brown found Anze Kopitar with a pass, and Kopitar skated in on a breakaway and beat Smith with a close-range backhand shot. Justin Williams also picked up an assist.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Coyotes 7-4. The Kings went 0-for-1 on the power play and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill.

FIRST PERIOD
Officials: Wes McCauley, Dan O’Halloran (referees); Steve Barton, Pierre Racicot (linesmen).
Lineups: Davis Drewiske, Colin Fraser, Andrei Loktionov and Kevin Westgarth are the Kings’ scratches.
In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Quick against the Coyotes’ Mike Smith.
End of period: The Coyotes outshot the Kings 11-8 in the period. The Kings went 0-for-1 on the power play and did not have a penalty kill.

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Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

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

Bio

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.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

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

Bio

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.

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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

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

Bio

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.
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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

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

Bio

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.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

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

Bio

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.

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