Yandle, Halpern lift Coyotes over Kings 4-3 - NBC Sports

Yandle, Halpern lift Coyotes over Kings 4-3
Phoenix Coyotes center Kyle Chipchura (24) is credited with an assist on this goal by center Jeff Halpern, not shown, against Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles Monday, March 17, 2014. The Coyotes won, 4-3. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
March 18, 2014, 1:34 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) Keith Yandle scored the tying goal midway through the third period and Jeff Halpern netted the winner with 3:05 left, leading the Phoenix Coyotes to a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night.

Rob Klinkhammer and Mikkel Boedker scored 63 seconds apart in the first period for the Coyotes, who handed the Kings their third straight loss and took over sole possession of eighth place in the Western Conference. Mike Smith made 36 saves.

Marian Gaborik, defenseman Alec Martinez and rookie Tanner Pearson scored for the Kings, who were without captain Dustin Brown for a second straight game because of a lower body injury. Jonathan Quick stopped 23 shots.

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