PHOENIX (AP) — Lee Stempniak scored three goals for his first NHL hat trick and the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-2 in front of an announced crowd of only 6,706 on Thursday night.
Andrew Ebbett added a short-handed goal, and Ed Jovanovski had three assists for the Coyotes, who snapped a three-game losing streak.
Wayne Simmonds scored his first two goals of the season for the Kings, whose two losses this season have come on the second night of back-to-back games.
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