NHL Game Summary - Los Angeles at Phoenix|
(Saturday, October 24th)
Final Score: Los Angeles 5, Phoenix 3
Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - Dustin Brown and Jarret Stoll each scored
twice to power the Kings to a 5-3 win over the Phoenix Coyotes.
Wayne Simmonds had the eventual game-winner in the third period for Los
Angeles, which won its third consecutive game. Jonathan Quick made 30 saves in
"We've got a game at home tomorrow (Columbus) and we know how tough back-to-
back games are," said Stoll. "We got ourselves off on the right foot tonight
and played pretty well. There were some times there where we were back on our
heels, just trying to weather the storm. Quick had some big saves for us."
Shane Doan scored twice and Radim Vrbata added a goal for the Coyotes, who had
their four-game winning streak snapped. Ilya Bryzgalov made 16 saves in
"It comes down if you want to win consistently in this league you can't have
mental mistakes," said Coyotes coach Dave Tippett. "It just decreases your
percentages of winning."
Stoll moved the Kings to a 3-2 lead at 2:16 of the third period. Scott Parse
sent a right circle pass to the front for Stoll's second goal of the season.
Simmonds then put in a rebound at 9:12, but Doan's marker with 7 1/2 minutes
left had the Coyotes knocking on the door.
Phoenix pulled Bryzgalov from net, but the Coyotes were whistled for too many
men on the ice with 63 seconds remaining. Despite this, the Coyotes attacked
the LA net and nearly came up with the equalizer until Brown put the puck into
an empty net in the final second.
Doan scored midway through the first period on the power play, but Brown
netted one with the man-advantage at 4:41 of the second.
LA went ahead 2-1 on Stoll's power-play goal at 14:24 of the middle stanza,
but Vrbata's goal just 78 seconds later tied the game.
LA went 3-for-7 on the power play, while Phoenix was 1-for-4...Simmonds has
four points in the last three games...Anze Kopitar notched three assists for
the Kings, just two nights after recording a hat trick in a 5-4 overtime win
over Dallas...This marked Quick's first game since he signed a three-year
contract extension with the club on Friday.
10/25 01:37:21 ET