The view from Phoenix - LA Kings Insider

One one hand, the Kings haven’t lost in regulation (4-0-1) in their last five games against the Coyotes. On the other hand, they’ve also won only four of the last seven meetings against the Coyotes. Here’s how The Arizona Republic covered last night’s game, with some additional postgame quotes from the Coyotes’ locker room…

Langkow’s overtime goal lifts Coyotes to win


(on stopping the Kings’ power play in overtime…) “I thought our guys did a real strong job. We didn’t give them any good looks and our penalty-killers did a really good job for us.’’

(on the Coyotes’ penalty-killing this season…) “We’ve done a real strong job. The first game (vs. San Jose), we weren’t really good in any part of the game. Since then we have been very strong and our defensive pressure and goaltending has been good. Those are the three key parts of the penalty kill.’’

(on Radim Vrbata’s game…) “We needed a couple of timely goals tonight and he got them. He was at the right place at the right time. You could tell he is a goal scorer with the patience he had on the first goal. He also made the play on the overtime goal so it was a great night for him.’’

(on his overtime goal…) “Yeah, you know I saw a little opening in the short side and I think it went off his stick and up and over him.’’

(on his two goals…) “Well the first goal…for a little extra second there I got that open net and the second one was a nice pass from Marty (Hanzal). We got Whitney back on our line, we can see that coming through from last year, even last game. … You know, tonight we scored a couple, I think the chemistry is there, we played well, we got to continue to play like that.’’

(on not scoring in recent games…) “It’s always frustrating but you can’t change your game too much because then it’s going to only get worse, as we talked about a couple of days ago. Yeah, it’s frustrating, but you have to keep playing your game and, as I said, I think that throwing Whitney on our line helps a little bit. Even though I didn’t score last game, Marty had a couple, so, you know, I think that helped.’’