Los Angeles
Kings
32-43-7
Phoenix
Coyotes
38-37-7
SO
36 SOG
40 SOG
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Kings 6, Coyotes 5, SO

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM

Associated Press

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Kings 6, Coyotes 5, SO
Los Angeles Kings 6, Phoenix Coyotes 5
 

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -It was only fitting that the goalfest between the Los Angeles Kings and Phoenix Coyotes would end in a shootout.

After 10 goals were scored in regulation, Patrick O'Sullivan, the fourth Kings shooter, scored in the shootout to give Los Angeles a 6-5 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night.

Mikael Tellqvist stopped Anze Kopitar, Dustin Brown and Michael Cammalleri, before O'Sullivan settled things with a winning wrist shot.

"That's the same shot I've used since I was 10 years old," O'Sullivan said. "Most of us are pretty good on breakaways and you just try and go with your best shot."

Kings coach Marc Crawford knew the capabilities of his players and planned his shootout strategy.

"Our guys are solid stickhandlers and I planned to use O'Sullivan and Cammalleri as the second and third shooters," Crawford said. "Instead, I held O'Sullivan back, and that worked."

Erik Ersberg stopped Phoenix shooters Keith Ballard, Peter Mueller, Radim Vrbata and Shane Doan in to preserve the win.

The Coyotes forced overtime with their fourth power-play goal of the game. Defenseman Ballard fired in a wrist shot with 24 seconds left in regulation after Tellqvist was pulled for an extra skater, and the Kings' Matt Ellis was serving a hooking penalty.

Phoenix, which had won six straight over the Kings this season, is six points out of a playoff spot with seven games left. It was the Coyotes' 19th loss at home. Only Los Angeles has a worse home mark.

"That was a huge point we let get away," Doan said. "Right now, we have to find a way to get ready to go for the next game."

That will be Saturday night at home against the Anaheim Ducks.

The Kings scored two goals 1:17 apart in the second period. Brown had a short-handed tally, followed by Raitis Ivanans' goal that made it 4-2.

Los Angeles, which never trailed, got the scoring going midway through the first period. Tom Preissing made it 1-0 at 8:24, but the Coyotes tied it just over 3 minutes later.

On the power play, the Coyotes' Enver Lisin converted Peter Mueller's centering pass at 11:30 for his second of the season.

Preissing scored his second with 42 seconds left in the period during a power play. It was Preissing's second multigoal game of the season.

Phoenix tied it again when Keith Yandle drilled a slap shot through traffic for a power-play goal at 6:05 of the second.

Phoenix drew within 4-3 when Steven Reinprecht tipped in Ballard's shot from the blue line at 11:25.

The Kings quickly responded and rebuilt a two goal lead. Defenseman Peter Harrold, crashing in from the left circle, beat Tellqvist at 12:04 of the second period.

The Coyotes again closed within one when Doan scored, during a two-man advantage at 17:26 of the second period.

The loss left Phoenix in a desperate fight for the playoffs.

"We could have tightened up a little and come away with two points," Ballard said. "Now, we have to move on and get ready for Saturday. It's good we didn't pack it in and roll over."

Notes: Phoenix captain Ed Jovanovski was scratched due to a bruised kidney. The Coyotes' four power-play goals were a season-high. ... Harrold's previous goal came against Chicago on Feb. 23. ... O'Sullivan scored third winning shootout goal of the season. The Kings are 5-2 in shootouts.

scoring summary
1st Period
08:24
LAK
Tom Preissing (7) Backhand shot - ASST: Alex Frolov (39), Kevin Dallman (3)
1 - 0 LAK
11:50
PHX
PPG - Enver Lisin (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Peter Mueller (29), Daniel Carcillo (9)
1 - 1 Tie
19:18
LAK
PPG - Tom Preissing (8) Slapshot - ASST: Patrick O'Sullivan (27), Kevin Dallman (4)
2 - 1 LAK
2nd Period
06:05
PHX
PPG - Keith Yandle (5) Snap shot - ASST: Shane Doan (46), Enver Lisin (1)
2 - 2 Tie
08:32
LAK
SHG - Dustin Brown (31) Slapshot - ASST: Anze Kopitar (41)
3 - 2 LAK
09:51
LAK
Raitis Ivanans (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Alex Frolov (40)
4 - 2 LAK
11:25
PHX
Steve Reinprecht (15) Tip-in - ASST: Keith Ballard (14), Radim Vrbata (27)
4 - 3 LAK
12:04
LAK
Peter Harrold (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Patrick O'Sullivan (28), Lubomir Visnovsky (32)
5 - 3 LAK
17:26
PHX
PPG - Shane Doan (26) Wrist shot - ASST: Peter Mueller (30), Keith Yandle (7)
5 - 4 LAK
3rd Period
19:35
PHX
PPG - Keith Ballard (5) Wrist shot - ASST: Shane Doan (47), Peter Mueller (31)
5 - 5 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDLAKPHXTOTAL
1A. Kopitar
K. Ballard
0 - 0
2D. Brown
P. Mueller
0 - 0
3M. Cammalleri
D. Carcillo
0 - 0
4P. O'Sullivan
S. Doan
1 - 0
penalty summary
1st Period
02:12
PHX
Radim Vrbata  Hooking against  Brian Willsie
06:23
PHX
Marcel Hossa  Roughing against  Anze Kopitar
10:52
LAK
Jon Klemm  Slashing against  Daniel Carcillo
15:24
PHX
Daniel Carcillo  Interference (maj) against  Tom Preissing
15:24
PHX
Daniel Carcillo  Game misconduct
2nd Period
05:06
LAK
Jon Klemm  Slashing against  Enver Lisin
07:01
LAK
Raitis Ivanans  Too many men/ice - bench
16:34
LAK
Rob Blake  Hooking against  Marcel Hossa
16:34
LAK
Brian Willsie  Hi-sticking against  Shane Doan
19:05
PHX
Mathias Tjarnqvist  Tripping against  Dustin Brown
3rd Period
18:37
LAK
Matt Ellis  Hooking against  Shane Doan
OT Period
02:15
PHX
Keith Yandle  Tripping against  Mike Cammalleri
goalie stats
Erik Ersberg
SA: 40TOI: 64:46
Saves: 35EV: 26 - 27
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 11
SV%: .875SH: 2 - 2
Mikael Tellqvist
Mikael Tellqvist
SA: 36TOI: 63:31
Saves: 31EV: 19 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 12 - 13
SV%: .861SH: 0 - 1