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

No photos of the crowd tonight. There are now several newly posted signs declaring that there is no photography in the 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…

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.

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.

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.

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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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

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.

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.