Kings 3, Coyotes 2

Associated Press | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:49 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 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.
Scoring Summary
1st Period
01:19LAK Ethan Moreau (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Trevor Lewis (1) 1 - 0 LAK
05:22PHX Keith Yandle (1) Tip-in - ASST: Lauri Korpikoski (1), Derek Morris (1) 1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
3rd Period
10:29PHX Shane Doan (1) Snap shot - ASST: Ray Whitney (1), Daymond Langkow (1) 2 - 1 PHX
14:14LAK PPG - Tyler Toffoli (1) Tip-in - ASST: Patrick Mullen (1), Trevor Lewis (2) 2 - 2 Tie
19:11LAK Dustin Penner (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Tyler Toffoli (1), Trevor Lewis (3) 3 - 2 LAK
Penalty Summary
1st Period
03:26PHX Martin Hanzal  Hooking  - 2 min against  Anze Kopitar
04:44LAK Alec Martinez  Hooking  - 2 min against  Shane Doan
2nd Period
01:52PHX Lauri Korpikoski  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Justin Williams
07:05LAK Patrick Mullen  Hooking  - 2 min against  Keith Yandle
09:38LAK Rich Clune  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Paul Bissonnette
10:40PHX Shane Doan  Tripping  - 2 min against  Anze Kopitar
11:42PHX Viktor Tikhonov  Interference on goalkeeper  - 2 min against  Jonathan Bernier
15:46PHX Chris Summers  Holding  - 2 min against  Kevin Westgarth
3rd Period
13:39PHX Derek Morris  Hooking  - 2 min against  Dustin Penner
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays1/60/3
Faceoff Wins3225
Blocked Shots1118
Penalty Minutes612
2M. GreeneD0011022:22
11A. KopitarC00-15022:26
14J. WilliamsR0003020:43
17E. MoreauL1012016:27
19K. WestgarthR00-1008:37
22T. LewisC0322016:35
25D. PennerR1003020:33
27A. MartinezD0014224:58
33W. MitchellD00-11024:14
51B. KozunR0001012:54
53C. PaddockC000107:29
56R. CluneL000127:57
59P. MullenD01-12213:32
62J. AzevedoC00-10013:37
73T. ToffoliC1122015:07
74D. KingL00-11012:38
81A. CampbellD0000013:21
83D. KolomatisD0000020:30
36J. Zatkoff89.88920:00
45J. Bernier1718.94440:00
3K. YandleD1015026:10
4B. GormleyD00-11016:04
11M. HanzalC0001215:31
12P. BissonnetteL0000010:15
13R. WhitneyL0102015:16
14T. PyattL0001012:59
15B. GordonC0002012:56
17R. VrbataR0002015:12
19S. DoanR1001219:15
20C. SummersD0000217:45
22D. LangkowC0104016:42
26V. TikhonovR0002214:36
28L. KorpikoskiL0101215:27
32M. RozsivalD0001016:59
33A. AucoinD00-22019:08
37R. TorresL00-10013:27
50M. WatkinsR0001011:33
53D. MorrisD0121220:53
1J. LaBarbera1820.90029:22
41M. Smith89.88929:55