GAME: Los Angeles Kings (16-12-5-4) at Phoenix Coyotes (11-12-11-2).
TIME: Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST.
The Phoenix Coyotes get a third shot at their first win in their new arena
as they host the Los Angeles Kings.
The Coyotes lost 3-2 in overtime to the New York Rangers on Monday, falling
to 0-2 at the $220 million Glendale Arena. Phoenix lost 3-1 to the Nashville
Predators in the arena's inaugural game Saturday.
Phoenix, which ranked first in the Western Conference and fourth in the
league through Monday's games with 648 penalty minutes, gave up the tying goal
on a power play after five players, including three Coyotes, were sent off
after a shoving match.
"Tonight's loss was complete foolishness," said Coyotes coach Bob Francis.
"Hockey 101 says that with two minutes remaining in a tight hockey game, I
don't care if a guy slaps you around, calls you names or whatever, you have to
keep your discipline."
Daniel Cleary scored at 6:28 of the third period for Phoenix, but was
charged with a 10-minute misconduct during the scuffle.
"Emotions got the better of us," Cleary said. "We gave them the win,
The Kings are coming off Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the New York
Rangers, keeping them winless in their last six games (0-1-4-1). Martin Straka
and Jozef Stumpel scored for Los Angeles, which had scored at least three goals
in five of its six games coming in.
The tie extended the Kings' home unbeaten streak to seven (4-0-3). Los
Angeles is 0-2-1 in its last three road games.