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CROWN POINTS (Nov. 17)

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings

News, notes and anecdotes from the Kings vs. Phoenix Coyotes.

FINAL, 1-0 Phoenix. It was the first time the Kings have been shut out this season.

Kings got their first shot of the third period around the nine minute mark.

Third period has seen LaBarbera make a couple of really great saves.

END PERIOD TWO, 1-0 Phoenix.

Niko Kapanen, two minutes for holding the stick at 15:48, Kings on the power play looking to tie the score.

Shane Doan with a one-timer past LaBarbera at 11:24. Ed Jovanovsky and Martin Hanzal with the assists.  This might be changed later as it appeared that Doan's goal hit off the post and Steven Reinprecht would get the goal as it glanced off of his glove.


Lubomir Visnovsky, two minutes in the box at 10:20. Coyotes to be on their second power play. Two minutes for holding was the call.  Rob Blake 20 seconds later picked up two minutes for hooking and the Coyotes will have a two-man advantage for 1:40.

Kings on the power play after Zbynek Michalek off for two minutes for delay of game, puck over the glass.

END PERIOD ONE, 0-0.

Coyotes will have their first power play at 17:23, Brian Willsie in the sin bin for two minutes for holding.

Kings will be on the power play after Ed Jovanovski picked up a cross-checking penalty at 5:38. Kings pulled LaBarbera when the penalty was called and had the 6-on-5  and held the puck for quite a while before the Coyotes could touch up.

Phoenix Coyotes goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, left, of Russia blocks a shot by Los Angeles Kings' John Zeiler during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007. Former Ducks goalie Ilya Bryzgalov was claimed by Phoenix last night. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Big break for the Coyotes in that they were playing in Los Angeles. Any where else there would probably be a very slim chance that Bryzgalov would have been able to play.

The Kings will go with a lineup of G Jason LaBarbera, D Brad Stuart, D Tom Preissing, LW Dustin Brown, C Anze Kopitar and RW Ladislav Nagy.

Starters for Phoenix: Keith Ballard and Derek Morris on defense, with Mike York, Shane Doan and Steven Reinprecht up front. In net will be Ilja Bryzgalov, who was picked up off of waivers from Anaheim this morning.

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