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Late-game heroics help Kings beat Coyotes, 5-3

Los Angeles rallies back against Phoenix from a 3-1 deficit, taking the lead on a goal by Drew Doughty in the third period.

November 03, 2009|Associated Press

GLENDALE, ARIZ. — Drew Doughty scored the go-ahead goal with 4:51 remaining and the Kings rallied to beat the Phoenix Coyotes, 5-3, on Monday night.

Ryan Smyth scored twice, Anze Kopitar had a goal and two assists, and Justin Williams also scored for the Kings, who won for the first time in five games this season when down after two periods. The Kings ended a two-game losing streak.

Shane Doan, Martin Hanzal and Scott Upshall scored for the Coyotes, who saw their three-game winning streak ended.

Upshall had given Phoenix a 3-1 at 14:44 of the second period, taking a backhand pass from Robert Lang and sliding the puck between Jonathan Quick's pads.

But then the Kings stormed back for their first win in three games against the Coyotes.

Williams, playing his first game after missing the last five with a lower-body injury, tied the game at three with 13:16 left on a backhand shot just inside the left post.

Doughty capped the rally comeback on a blast from the high slot off a pass from Wayne Simmonds.

For The Record
Los Angeles Times Wednesday, November 04, 2009 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 4 National Desk 1 inches; 38 words Type of Material: Correction
NHL: An article in Tuesday's Sports section on the Kings' win over Phoenix on Monday night said it was the Kings' first victory in three games against the Coyotes. The Kings have won two of the three games.

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