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Kings Beat Coyotes in Preseason Game

Rookie Clayton Keller scored Arizona's lone goal in 4-1 loss on Thursday

by Dave Vest @davest4yotes / Coyotes Sr. Director of News Content

Rookie Clayton Keller scored Arizona's lone goal on Thursday night in a 4-1 preseason loss to the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center.

Trailing 4-0, Keller scored his third goal of the preseason during a Coyotes' power play at 10:54 of the third period. Max Domi set up the goal with a crisp, cross-slot pass from the top of the right circle.

The Coyotes were called for three penalties in the first period and trailed, 1-0, after 20 minutes.

"We started out really hot, going right at them, and then we got a couple penalties and that kind of killed our momentum," Keller said. "It's tough to come back from that, but I think as the game went on we kept battling. I think we can get a little bit better at executing. Once we do that we'll be good."

Video: ARI@LAK: Keller beats diving Quick for nice PPG

Louis Domingue stopped 30 of the 34 shots he faced for the Coyotes, whose preseason record dropped to 1-3-1 with one game left.

"Preseason is different," Domi said. "Obviously, you still want to win the games, but you're still trying to get your timing and chemistry with your linemates, new systems, new coach. There's a lot going on, but one more game and then we get things started. We need to work on a couple things and polish up some details and move forward."

Video: Domi on 4-1 Preseason Loss to Kings

Arizona will conclude its exhibition schedule on Saturday night vs. San Jose at the SAP Center.

Michael Cammelleri scored two goals for the Kings. Tyler Toffoli, Jake Muzzin and Alec Martinez has two assists apiece, and Jonathan Quick made 37 saves.

The Coyotes played Thursday's game minus defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson and goalie Antti Raanta. Both are nursing minor lower-body injuries suffered during previous preseason games.

Video: Keller on 4-1 Preseason Loss to Kings

 

 

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