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Coyotes defeat Kings in shootout

Max Domi ties it in final minute, Anthony DeAngelo scores winner in 11th round

by Forrest Lee / NHL.com Correspondent

LOS ANGELES -- Max Domi scored his second goal of the third period to tie the game with 45 seconds remaining, and Anthony DeAngelo gave the Arizona Coyotes a 3-2 victory against the Los Angeles Kings when he scored in the 11th round of the shootout at Staples Center on Tuesday.

"It was an entertaining game. It was a tight game," Arizona coach Dave Tippett said. "Back and forth a little bit. They put a little push on in the second period, and we pushed back a little bit. We got the fortunate goal at the end."

 

WATCH: All Coyotes vs. Kings highlights

 

Louis Domingue made 44 saves for the Coyotes (26-35-8), who have won three games in a row. Domingue allowed a goal to Jeff Carter in the first round but was 10-for-10 the rest of the shootout.

"It's usually how this game works," Domi said. "That's what makes it so fun. Sometimes you get chances and they don't go in, and other times you get a couple chances and both of them go in. I'll take it. It was a huge win for us tonight. It was great to see Louis put that performance on in the shootout. Well deserved. Huge two points, and now we have to keep building."

Video: ARI@LAK: DeAngelo scores in 11th round to seal SO win

Tyler Toffoli scored two goals, Anze Kopitar had two assists, and Ben Bishop made 30 saves for the Kings (33-29-7), who are four points behind the St. Louis Blues for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference. Bishop is 0-1-2 since the Kings acquired him in a trade from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Feb. 26.

Toffoli scored with 1:36 remaining to give the Kings a 2-1 lead, but Domi scored 51 seconds later to tie it with Domingue pulled for the extra attacker.

"We let one slip here," said Toffoli, who has a three-game point streak. "We had the lead there, and it's one of those things that we have to tighten up and find a way to bear down and lock it down. We let one slip."

Toffoli gave the Kings a 1-0 lead when he scored on the rebound of a Jake Muzzin shot at 5:03 of the second period. It was his first goal since he scored twice Feb. 25 against the Anaheim Ducks.

It was the 19th time in 69 games the Kings scored first.

Domi tied it 1-1 at 5:49 of the third period. It was his first goal since Feb. 26 against the Buffalo Sabres.

Arizona is 1-2-1 against Los Angeles this season.

The Kings are 3-2-1 during their seven-game homestand, which concludes Thursday against the Sabres.

Video: ARI@LAK: Toffoli snaps home a PPG for the lead

 

Goal of the game

Domi took a pass from Christian Dvorak, faked Jarome Iglina, and skated to his left before shooting from the slot to beat Bishop for his first goal of the night.

Video: ARI@LAK: Domi lasers one to finish a nice setup

 

Save of the game

Bishop made a kick save on a shot by Jordan Martinook with 2:56 remaining in overtime. Martinook one-timed a pass from Tobias Rieder from the left faceoff dot to the right hash marks, but Bishop was able to get his left pad on it.

Video: ARI@LAK: Bishop slides across for great OT save

 

Highlight of the game

With Bishop out above his crease, Shane Doan spun in the slot and passed to Domi at the right post for the game-tying goal into a wide-open net. "I just saw [Doan] get the puck and you get kind of lucky every now and then standing around the blue paint," said Domi, who has nine goals this season. "It just popped on my stick and hit the net."

Video: ARI@LAK: Domi buries his second goal to tie game late

 

Unsung performance of the game

Coyotes defenseman Luke Schenn, who played 43 games for the Kings last season, had four hits and three blocked shots in 21:11.

 

They said it

"Somebody had to win. I'll take it. I knew what I was going to do the whole way. I was watching where it was going with some shots there. I figured I'd move it left to right, and it worked. We were getting pretty deep. We figured someone had to score soon, it was either our team or them." -- Coyotes defenseman Anthony DeAngelo on scoring the winner in the shootout

 

"[Goalie] Louis [Domingue] was out there, so we have a feeling things would eventually go our way. Normally, DeAngelo is pretty clutch when it comes to that stuff, but he was great tonight. It was nice to see him getting the winner." -- Coyotes forward Max Domi on the shootout

 

"We played a good game. [We] deserved better. It's a little unfortunate. [The Coyotes] fan on two shots and they go in. We can't buy a goal there, but the guys played well. Obviously, going into a shootout anything can happen. We got a point and have to look at the positive here and keep moving forward trying to get as many points as we can." -- Kings goalie Ben Bishop

 

Need to know

The 11-round shootout was the longest in Kings history. Their previous record was 10 rounds against the Edmonton Oilers on Feb. 11, 2010. … Los Angeles has lost four of six shootouts this season. … Coyotes rookie forward Brendan Perlini had his goal streak end at three games.

 

What's next

Coyotes: Host the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday (10 p.m. ET; FS-A, FS-D, NHL.TV)

Kings: Host the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday (10:30 p.m. ET; FS-W, MSG-B, NHL.TV)

 

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