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.
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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.
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