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

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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