Los Angeles
Kings
28-29-16-9
Phoenix
Coyotes
22-36-18-6

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game recap

Los Angeles Kings 0, Phoenix Coyotes 4 FINAL

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM

Associated Press

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Los Angeles Kings 0, Phoenix Coyotes 4 FINAL
Los Angeles Kings 0, Phoenix Coyotes 4

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- As the backup goaltender to three-time All-Star Sean Burke, Brian Boucher has to maximize his chances with the Phoenix Coyotes.

Boucher did just that Wednesday night, making 21 saves to help beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-0 and lift the Coyotes to their first victory in three games at the new Glendale Arena.

"It feels good," Boucher said about his first shutout in more than two years. "I mean, it's equivalent to scoring a hat trick for a forward, so it's nice to get the win, but it feels good to pitch a shutout."

Boucher, unbeaten in his last five starts (2-0-3), was with Philadelphia when he blanked Pittsburgh on Oct. 31, 2001.

Shane Doan and Fredrik Sjostrom each had a goal and an assist, Ladislav Nagy and Ossi Vaananen also scored, and Daymond Langkow had two assists.

The Coyotes dropped their Glendale opener 3-1 to Nashville on Saturday and lost 3-2 in overtime to the New York Rangers on Monday.

"It was nice to get the first win out of the way and go on the road in a positive frame of mind," Phoenix coach Bob Francis said.

Milan Hnilicka stopped 31 shots in his first start for the Kings, who acquired him from Atlanta for future considerations on Sept. 15 and kept him in the minors until Friday.

The Coyotes improved to 2-1-1 this season against Los Angeles, winless (0-2-4-1) in seven games. The Kings also lost to the Rangers in overtime Tuesday night.

The game was chippy, with Los Angeles' Sean Avery and Brad Norton ejected, and Brian Savage of Phoenix benched near the end with a 10-minute misconduct penalty.

Sjostrom, a rookie right wing promoted to Phoenix's top line this week, put a one-timer over Hnilicka's left shoulder 8:28 into the game.

But the goalie was solid minutes later, stopping nine shots during two Phoenix power plays that included 52 seconds of five-on-three.

He couldn't hold on in the second period, when Los Angeles spent nine straight minutes short-handed.

Nagy scored his 17th goal when he swept Jan Hrdina's crossing pass between Hnilicka's pads with 8:45 left in the period.

The long power play occurred when Avery put a chokehold on Phoenix's Mike Sillinger from behind, threw him to the ground and began to punch him while Sillinger lay motionless.

"The guy broke his stick on him," Doan said. "He cross-checked him fairly hard, and Silly went down. But punch him in the back of the head? That's kind of ... as an opposing team, you want that. It's not hurting Silly, and we're getting the power play."

Avery was whistled for minor roughing and instigating, a five-minute fighting infraction and 10-minute and game misconducts -- 29 minutes in penalties.

Ziggy Palffy got a slashing penalty later, resulting in a five-on-three edge for Phoenix when Nagy scored.

"That type of thing can't happen, and you have to kill a penalty for nine minutes in a 1-0 hockey game?" Kings coach Andy Murray said. "Sean can't do that."

The Coyotes led only 2-0 going into the third period after managing just six shots during the long advantage. But Doan scored 4:35 into the third after a pass from Langkow, and Vaananen's goal made it 4-0 with a slap shot from the point 19 seconds later.

"We didn't give ourselves a good chance to win with the amount of penalties we took," Kings captain Mattias Norstrom said.

scoring summary
1st Period
08:28
PHX
Fredrik Sjostrom (3) ASST: Daymond Langkow (17), Radoslav Suchy (9)
1 - 0 PHX
2nd Period
12:11
PHX
PPG - Ladislav Nagy (17) ASST: Jan Hrdina (9), Shane Doan (24)
2 - 0 PHX
3rd Period
04:35
PHX
Shane Doan (15) ASST: Daymond Langkow (18), Fredrik Sjostrom (1)
3 - 0 PHX
04:54
PHX
Ossi Vaananen (1) ASST: Daniel Cleary (3)
4 - 0 PHX
penalty summary
1st Period
04:04
LAK
Alex Frolov  Tripping against  Jan Hrdina
09:37
LAK
Jozef Stumpel  Holding the stick
10:45
LAK
Martin Straka  Hooking against  David Tanabe
13:34
LAK
Luc Robitaille  Slashing against  Daniel Cleary
13:34
PHX
Daniel Cleary  Roughing against  Luc Robitaille
15:11
PHX
Cale Hulse  Holding against  Mattias Norstrom
2nd Period
08:10
LAK
Sean Avery  Game misconduct
08:10
LAK
Sean Avery  Misconduct (10 min)
08:10
LAK
Sean Avery  Fighting (maj) against  Mike Sillinger
08:10
LAK
Sean Avery  Roughing against  Mike Sillinger
08:10
LAK
Sean Avery  Instigator against  Mike Sillinger
11:26
LAK
Ziggy Palffy  Slashing against  David Tanabe
3rd Period
05:54
LAK
Tim Gleason  Roughing against  David Tanabe
15:06
PHX
Jeff Taffe  Hi-sticking against  Tim Gleason
17:38
PHX
Brian Savage  Misconduct (10 min)
17:38
PHX
Brian Savage  Roughing against  Brad Norton
17:38
PHX
Brian Savage  Hi-sticking against  Brad Norton
17:38
LAK
Brad Norton  Game misconduct
17:38
LAK
Brad Norton  Fighting (maj) against  Chris Gratton
17:38
LAK
Brad Norton  Checking from behind (maj) against  Brian Savage
17:38
PHX
Chris Gratton  Fighting (maj) against  Brad Norton
goalie stats
Milan Hnilicka
SA: 35TOI: 59:54
Saves: 31EV: 11 - 14
PIM: 0PP: 19 - 20
SV%: .886SH: 1 - 1
Brian Boucher
Brian Boucher
SA: 21TOI: 59:55
Saves: 21EV: 15 - 15
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: 1.000SH: 2 - 2