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09/21/2011
FINAL
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Los Angeles Kings LAK 1 0 2 3
29 SHOTS 27
32 FACEOFFS 25
28 HITS 18
6 PIM 12
1/6 PP 0/3
3 GIVEAWAYS 5
0 TAKEAWAYS 6
11 BLOCKED SHOTS 18
         

Kings 3, Coyotes 2

Thursday, 09.22.2011 / 2:41 AM

GLENDALE — Dustin Penner scored with 49 seconds left in the third period to give the Los Angeles Kings a 3-2 victory over the Coyotes in a split-squad preseason game on Wednesday night at Jobing.com Arena.

Penner's shot eluded goalie Jason LaBarbera's glove and trickled into the net.

Trailing 2-1, the Kings responded with two third-period goals for the win.

Photo by Norm Hall.
“I didn’t like the fact that the only time we really dug in was when our emotion went up so we decided to put a little emotion in it,” Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippett said. "“...It’s early in camp still. We've got lots of work to do and lots of time to do it."

• Click here to watch Tippett discuss the loss.

Tyler Toffoli redirected Patrick Mullen's shot on goal with Los Angeles on the power play at 14:14 of the final period.

That came less than four minutes after captain Shane Doan put Phoenix ahead. Doan gave Phoenix a brief lead when he converted Ray Whitney's pass from the right face-off circle at 10:29 of the final period.

The game started with the teams trading goals just over five minutes into the game. After a scoreless second period, Doan gave Phoenix the brief lead until the L.A. comeback.

The Kings' Ethan Moreau started the scoring when he poked a backhand in behind Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith just 1:19 into the game.

Phoenix tied the score about four minutes later.

That's when defenseman Keith Yandle redirected a perfect centering pass from Lauri Korpikoski into the net at 5:22.

Late in the second period, the Kings nearly broke the 1-1 tie.

On a power play, Penner's wrist shot hit the right goal post behind LaBarbera, who replaced Smith midway through the period.

• Click here to watch 'Yotes Quotes: Post-Game: Coyotes players Mike Smith, Shane Doan, and Keith Yandle discuss the loss.
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