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'Yotes Notes: Yandle, Coyotes knock off LA Kings

Phoenix Coyotes goalie Jason LaBarbera, left, makes a body save on a breakaway shot by Los Angeles Kings center Brad Richardson, right, in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, April 2, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Connors)

Sure, you could read the box score and know who won, but we all know that won't tell you everything that happened in a hockey game. So, we will give you 'Yotes Notes, providing you with the analysis, quotes and notes from the Coyotes' 3-1 win over the Kings on April 2.

The Good:

The Coyotes opened the scoring for the third consecutive game.

Matthew Lombardi earned his keep with his goal. He received a beauty of a pass from Rob Klinkhammer and slipped it past Jonathan Quick. It hit both posts on the way in.

Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle scored two goals on the night.

Coyotes goaltender Jason LaBarbera made 39 saves. He only gave up one goal and it was a deflection.

The Bad:

Let's just call the Kings' first goal ugly and leave it at that. Justin Williams threw it at the net from the corner, it took a bad bounce off of a Coyote and the game was tied.


• Klinkhammer tallied an assist against LA. He is currently riding a career-high five-game point streak. He is also tied with Radim Vrbata for the Coyotes' longest point streak of the season.

• Yandle scored his 50th career goal in the first period to give the Coyotes a 1-0 lead.

• The Coyotes played their fifth and final game of the regular season against the Kings on Tuesday. Overall, LA won the series 3-2.

• Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett notched his 150th win with the franchise.

Up Next:

The Coyotes will play the second game of a three-game homestand on Thursday. They take on the Detroit Red Wings at 7 p.m.

About the Author

Carter Nacke graduated from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in 2010. He has been with KTAR since March 2011.

In addition to being a news junkie, Carter enjoys talking sports -- mainly soccer and hockey -- and covers the Arizona Coyotes for

He is an Arizona native and enjoys traveling.


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