NHL Game Summary - Los Angeles at Phoenix
(Tuesday, March 12th)
Final Score: Phoenix 5, Los Angeles 2
Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - Mikkel Boedker scored twice to lead the
Phoenix Coyotes to a 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday.
Shane Doan and Raffi Torres each posted a goal and an assist while Rob
Klinkhammer also scored for the Coyotes, who have won four of their past six
games. Mike Smith stopped 31 shots in the win.
"When he has the puck he can be a very dangerous player," Coyotes head coach
Dave Tippett said of Boedker.
Dustin Brown and Mike Richards scored for the Kings, who had won four of five
coming into the contest. Jonathan Quick gave up all five goals on 29 shots in
"We were tired, they were fresh," Kings head coach Darryl Sutter said.
The first goal of the game came at the 9:25 mark of the first when Torres sent
a pass from the right boards to the slot and Boedker snapped it home for a 1-0
Phoenix took a 2-0 lead with 3:13 to play in the opening frame as Derek Morris
blasted a shot from the high slot that Doan re-directed in for his ninth of
Boedker notched his second of the game on the power play at the 3:27 mark of
the second as he took a feed at the top of the right circle and danced to the
slot before snapping it in for his sixth of the season.
It was a 4-0 contest with 7:27 to play in the middle stanza when Doan fired a
shot on net from the right circle and Boedker banged in the rebound for his
sixth of the year.
Richards' big blast from the right point on the power play got the Kings on
the board with 2:23 to play in the second.
The Kings cut their deficit to two 4:47 into the final frame on another power-
play goal off a one-timer from Brown at the left circle, but Klinkhammer
finished off a 2-on-1 break with a wrister over the blocker of Quick with 9:05
Phoenix hits the road for its next four games starting in St. Louis on
Thursday ... Los Angeles plays in San Jose on Thursday ... The Kings had taken
a 4-2 victory in Phoenix on Jan. 26 ... Los Angeles was 2-for-5 on the power
play while Phoenix was 1-for-3.
03/13 03:18:37 ET
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