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Kings 4, Coyotes 3

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:51 AM

Associated Press

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Kings 4, Coyotes 3
Los Angeles Kings 2, Phoenix Coyotes 4

LOS ANGELES (AP) -Jack Johnson scored two goals and assisted on another to help the Los Angeles Kings beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4-3 in a split-squad preseason opener on Tuesday night.

Shortly after assisting on a power play goal by Teddy Purcell that gave the Kings a 3-2 third period lead, Johnson cut through the Phoenix defense for a shorthanded goal.

Peter Mueller, Mikkel Boedker and Keith Yandle all scored for Phoenix, which also played a split-squad in Arizona with the other half of the Kings' roster.

Kevin Porter had three assists for the Coyotes and Justin Williams had a goal and an assist for the Kings.

Ryan Smyth, acquired in a July trade with Colorado, saw ice time for the Kings, as did top 2006 draft pick Jonathan Bernier, who played all three periods and made 20 saves.

Phoenix goalie Al Montoya had 32 stops.

scoring summary
1st Period
14:20
PHX
Jim Vandermeer (1) Slapshot - ASST: Adrian Aucoin (1)
1 - 0 PHX
19:31
LAK
Davis Drewiske (1) Snap shot - ASST: NONE
1 - 0 PHX
19:31
LAK
Wayne Simmonds (1) Tip-in - ASST: Slava Voynov (1), Davis Drewiske (1)
2 - 1 PHX
2nd Period
13:05
PHX
PPG - Vernon Fiddler (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Dave Spina (1), Kurt Sauer (1)
2 - 1 PHX
3rd Period
14:50
PHX
Jeff Hoggan (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Francis Lessard (1), Ed Jovanovski (1)
3 - 1 PHX
16:41
PHX
Dave Spina (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Scottie Upshall (1)
4 - 2 PHX
16:56
LAK
Wayne Simmonds (2) Snap shot - ASST: Michal Handzus (1), Alex Frolov (1)
4 - 2 PHX
penalty summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
NONE
goalie stats