Kings rally with three in third to defeat Coyotes, gain split


LOS ANGELES — Carl Grundstrom capped a three-goal outburst in the third period for the Los Angeles Kings in a 4-3 win against the Arizona Coyotes at Staples Center on Wednesday.

Grundstrom got the second deflection on Drew Doughty‘s shot to give Los Angeles the lead at 13:55.

Jonathan Quick made 24 saves for the Kings (15-17-6), who had lost three straight. 

Lawson Crouse had a goal and an assist, and Jakob Chychrun had two assists for his third straight multipoint game for the Coyotes (19-16-5), who lost for the first time in four games.

Adin Hill made 26 saves and is 6-2-0 in his past eight starts with Antti Raanta and Darcy Kuemper each out because of a lower-body injury.   

Adrian Kempe got the Kings within 3-2 at 1:18 of the third, scoring on a give-and-go with Kale Clague during an odd-man rush after killing a penalty.

Jeff Carter redirected Doughty’s shot from the blue line to tie it 3-3 at 4:17. 

Johan Larsson tipped in Chychrun’s shot from the high slot to put the Coyotes ahead 3-1 at 5:55 of the second period.  

Chychrun has seven points (three goals, four assists) during a three-game point streak. 

The Coyotes went up 1-0 at 9:33 of the first period. Crouse got his third goal by tapping in the rebound of Chychrun’s shot, which had been kept alive by Christian Fischer.

Ilya Lyubushkin made it 2-0 at 14:44 with a slap shot from the right point. It was his first NHL goal in 118 NHL games.  

Jaret Anderson-Dolan cut it to 2-1 at 17:21, chipping in a loose puck after Trevor Moore‘s centering pass deflected off the skate of Coyotes defenseman Jordan Oesterle. 

Kings center Anze Kopitar played in his 1,111th game, tying Dave Taylor for second in Kings history behind Dustin Brown (1,219).

Forward Brendan Lemieux made his Kings debut after being acquired in a trade from the New York Rangers on March 27.

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