LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Defenceman Alec Martinez scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period during a power play, Marian Gaborik also connected with the man advantage for his sixth goal in four games, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-2 on Saturday.
Jeff Carter and Trevor Lewis also scored and Jonathan Quick made 15 saves for the defending Stanley Cup champions on the third anniversary of the day Darryl Sutter was hired as head coach. Anze Kopitar, who set a career high for points with a goal and four assists Thursday night in a 6-4 win over St. Louis, had three assists against the Coyotes.
Los Angeles defenceman Robyn Regehr was scratched because of an upper-body injury that occurred during the win over St. Louis. As a result, Jamie McBain was back in the lineup for the first time since Nov. 29 after nine games as a healthy scratch and got assists on both power-play goals.
Martin Hanzal and Kyle Chipchura scored for Arizona and Devan Dubnyk stopped 31 shots.
Martinez beat Dubnyk low to the glove side at 1:34 of the third, just 10 seconds after Hanzal got a penalty for closing his hand on the puck.
Gaborik tied it 2 at 17:40 of the second, capitalizing on a power play while Coyotes captain Shane Doan was off for interference. Gaborik's 10th goal of the season came on the seventh anniversary of his five-goal spree for the Minnesota Wild against the New York Rangers.
The Coyotes, who have only one regulation victory in their last 14 games, tied it at 1 just 44 seconds after the first intermission as Hanzal outraced defenceman Jake Muzzin to a loose puck deep in the Kings' zone before and flipped his sixth goal over Quick's shoulder.
Chipchura put Arizona ahead at 5:42 of the second on a double deflection, sending a shot toward the net that caromed in off Kings teammates Mike Richards and Brayden McNabb after Chipchura worked the puck away from Matt Greene.
Los Angeles went on the power play just 15 seconds after the opening faceoff when Hanzal was sent off for holding Kopitar. Less than a minute later, Antoine Vermette sent David Moss on a breakaway and Quick made the save.
Moments after his short backhander hit the left post behind quick on a rebound, Coyotes defenceman Keith Yandle's attempted clearing pass at the other end of the rink was blocked by Kopitar and Carter beat Dubnyk at 17:22 of the first to open the scoring.
About a minute before intermission, Yandle fell down inside the Kings' blueline and made a desperate swipe at the puck. But he missed it, and Lewis went on a breakaway. But Oliver Ekman-Larsson hustled after him and made a diving pokecheck.
NOTES: Hanzal's goal was his first in 11 games since his hat trick on Nov. 14 at Vancouver. ... Richards hasn't scored a goal in his last 22 regular-season home games since March 22, when he put one past Florida's Roberto Luongo. ... Dave Tippett became the 30th man to coach at least 900 regular-season games in the NHL. He spent three seasons as a Kings assistant under Andy Murray before getting the Dallas Stars' job in 2002-03. ... The Kings played their 656th regular-season game since Dean Lombardi became general manager, tying his predecessor, Dave Taylor, for the second-most under one GM in franchise history. They played 692 games while Rogie Vachon had the job. ... The Coyotes have allowed 11 goals in 31 short-handed situations over their last nine games.