National Hockey League
Los Angeles 3, Arizona 2
When: 9:30 PM ET, Thursday, January 30, 2020
Where: Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona
Referees: Frederic L'Ecuyer, Dan O'Halloran
Linesmen: Kory Nagy, Bryan Pancich
Attendance: 13346

Alex Iafallo scored 24 seconds into overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings ended a five-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday night in Glendale, Ariz.

Iafallo finished with a hat trick, scoring the game's first goal and tying it at 2-2 with 2:54 to play in regulation time before his game winner. Anze Kopitar assisted on two goals and Jack Campbell saved 26 shots in goal.

Nick Schmaltz and Christian Dvorak scored for Arizona, which saw its losing streak reach a season-high four games. The Coyotes are 1-5-2 in their last eight games.

Goaltender Adin Hill, pressed into service with All-Star Darcy Kuemper still not ready to return from a lower-body injury, stopped 34 shots.

Dvorak's 14th goal of the season came with 56 seconds left in the second period and broke a 1-1 tie, but the Coyotes were outplayed in the third period and couldn't hang on.

The Coyotes lost captain and defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson, who left in the second period with a lower-body injury and didn't return. Ekman-Larsson appeared to bang knees with Dustin Brown of Los Angeles before exiting.

Forward Phil Kessel was also shaken up after a hard hit up high from the Kings' Derek Forbort early in the third period, but returned a few minutes later.

Schmaltz tied the game at 11:22 of the second, and his 38 points lead the Coyotes this season. Dvorak scored off a rebound of Taylor Hall's shot that Campbell stopped.

Kings defenseman Drew Doughty missed his second straight game due to injury. Doughty's streak of 460 consecutive games had come to an end Wednesday night in the Kings' loss at home to Tampa Bay.

The Coyotes paid tribute to the nine victims of last Sunday's helicopter crash in Southern California, whose victims included former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. Fans lit up Gila River Arena with their phone lights.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Los Angeles   Arizona
Alex Iafallo 3 Points Christian Dvorak 1
Alex Iafallo 3 Goals Christian Dvorak 1
Anze Kopitar 2 Assists Jason Demers 1
Alex Iafallo 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jack Campbell .929 Save Percentage Adin Hill .919
Jack Campbell 26 Saves Adin Hill 34
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Los Angeles 37 3 1-1 2-2 6 22
Arizona 28 2 0-2 0-1 4 32
Upcoming Games
  • Arizona will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .423 after a win and .556 after a loss.
  • Los Angeles will play their next game at home against Anaheim. The Kings have a W/L % of .263 after a win and .424 after a loss.