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NHL: Los Angeles 4, Phoenix 3

Jan. 22, 2011 at 11:16 PM   |   Comments

GLENDALE, Ariz., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Jarret Stoll's third-period goal proved decisive Saturday, allowing the Los Angeles Kings to down Phoenix 4-3 despite blowing a three-goal lead.

Stoll made a diving stab at the rebound of a Ryan Smyth shot and poked it past Ilya Bryzgalov, breaking a 3-3 tie less than 5 minutes into the final period.

The goal helped the Kings rebound after allowing three straight scores by the Coyotes, ruining a lead they had built when Justin Williams, Drew Doughty and Alec Martinez all scored in the first period.

Jonathan Quick stopped 23-of-26 shots and Smyth added two assists for Los Angeles, which broke a three-game losing streak and improved to 3-9-0 in its last 12 games.

Lee Stempniak scored twice and Martin Hanzal added a marker for Phoenix. which lost for the third time in four games.

Bryzgalov turned aside 29-of-33 shots.

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