Kings Split-Squads Swept By Coyotes
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brett MacLean scored the go-ahead goal with 4:32 to play, and Al Montoya made 19 saves in the Phoenix Coyotes’ 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in a split-squad exhibition game Thursday night.
Mikkel Boedker scored in the first period for the Coyotes, and Eric Belanger added an empty-netter in the final minute.
Brayden Schenn tied it on a rebound goal with 13:05 to play for the Kings, but MacLean tipped home a centering pass from Garrett Stafford for his second goal in two exhibition games.
Jonathan Quick stopped 18 shots for the Kings, who kept most of their big-name players at Staples Center, including defensemen Drew Doughty and Jack Johnson and first-line forwards Anze Kopitar, Dustin Brown and Ryan Smyth.
Shane Doan’s power-play goal at 3:54 of overtime gave the Phoenix Coyotes a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles
Kings in a split-squad exhibition game Thursday night.
Phoenix defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larrson drilled a shot wide from the right point, and Doan converted the rebound for his first goal of the preseason.
The Coyotes forced overtime with a power-play goal at 18:17 of the third period. Kyle Wellwood scored on a backhand after a shot from Doan was not handled by Kings goalie Jeff Zatkoff.
The Coyotes also defeated the Kings 3-1 in Los Angeles on Friday.
Throughout the game at home, the Coyotes displayed improved team speed and broke in behind the Kings defense numerous times, but could not get the equalizer until late in regulation.
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