GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Christian Fischer scored on a rebound with 2:17 left in overtime to lift the Arizona Coyotes past the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 on Friday night.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Brendan Perlini also scored for the Coyotes, who have won three of their past four. Arizona won at home for the first second time in 10 home games (2-7-1).READ MORE: Pasadena's Lucky Boy Burgers Sues Postmates Alleging Unfair Business Practices
Anze Kopitar and Trevor Lewis scored for the Kings, who have lost three straight and seven of eight.
Christian Dvorak took the initial shot, which Kings goaltender Darcy Kuemper seemed to stop with his right pad. But the puck trickled behind him and Fischer pounced on it, scoring into the vacated net from 3 feet away.
Lewis pulled the Kings even at 2-2 with 17:08 remaining. Scott Wedgewood made an initial skate save on a short shot but couldn’t control the puck. Andy Andreoff chipped repeatedly at the loose puck, which finally slid untended in the crease behind Wedgewood’s right pad before Lewis shoved it the final few inches.
Alex Goligoski had a chance to end the game for Arizona one minute into overtime when he took a long outlet pass from Max Domi, but Kuemper stopped his point-blank shot.
Ekman-Larsson gave the Coyotes a 1-0 lead midway through the first period, scoring a power-play goal on a long, sweeping shot through traffic from the top of the left circle.READ MORE: Lynne Thompson Announced As 2021 Los Angeles Poet Laureate
The Kings tied the game 1-1 nearly three minutes into the second, when Kopitar pushed a pass from Martin Gaborik in the right circle past Wedgewood from just inside the left hash marks. Kopitar’s goal was his 10th of the season and first in four games.
Perlini made it 2-1 at with 2:10 left in the period, taking Goligoski’s shot from the point and redirecting it from the low slot for his third goal in as many games.
NOTES: Lewis has three goals in his past four games. … Ekman-Larsson has five points in his past four games and 10 in his last 11 against Los Angeles. … Coyotes C Derek Steppan notched an assist on Ekman-Larsson’s goal to extend his point streak to five games. … Gaborik was making his season debut after missing Los Angeles’ first 22 games with a knee injury. … The Coyotes were without starting goaltender Antti Raanta, who left Tuesday’s game with an upper-body injury after colliding with a San Jose player in the crease. Raanta likely will also miss Saturday’s home game against Las Vegas. Arizona called up G Marek Langhamer from Tucson of the American Hockey League on Thursday.
Los Angeles hosts Anaheim on Saturday.
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