NHL: Los Angeles 3, Phoenix 2

LOS ANGELES, March 10 (UPI) -- Luc Robitaille scored his 650th career goal with just under four minutes left as the Los Angeles Kings took a 3-2 triumph over the Phoenix Coyotes.

Robitaille, who has scored more goals than any left wing in NHL history, reached the milestone with a blast from between the circles. Taking a pass from Trent Klatt, who dug the puck out from the left corner, Robitaille one-timed the puck between the pads of Phoenix goaltender Brent Johnson.


Robitaille was unaware of the milestone that only nine other players ever have reached.

"I wish I had known," he said. "I would have kept the puck."

The clutch goal, Robitaille's 19th of the season, enabled the Kings to snap a three-game winless streak (0-2-1) and remain tied with the St. Louis Blues for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Derek Armstrong and Alexander Frolov had the other goals for Los Angeles, which is 5

1 in its last six home games against Phoenix.

Mike Comrie and Shane Doan had goals for Phoenix, which is winless in nine games (0-5-2-2) overall.


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