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Lisin scores twice in third period to lift Coyotes past Kings 4-2

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Enver Lisin scored twice in a four-minute span of the third period to lift the Phoenix Coyotes over the Los Angeles Kings 4-2 on Tuesday night.

Shane Doan and Martin Hanzal also scored, while Mikael Tellqvist made 32 saves for the Coyotes, who won for the third time in four games.

Tellqvist has started three of four games and appeared in five of the Coyotes' last six.

Alexander Frolov and Oscar Moller scored for the Kings, who have lost two straight.

Lisin pulled Phoenix even at 2-2 with a one-timer from between the circles with 15:54 to go. Kevin Porter sent the puck to Keith Yandle alone in the left circle, and Yandle found Lisin in the low slot for the shot into the open right side of the net.

Lisin struck again with 11:52 to go, taking a long outlet from Derek Morris two strides ahead of Kings defenceman Peter Harrold at the Los Angeles blue line and ripping a wrist shot from the left circle over Erik Ersberg.

Hanzal added an empty-netter on a backhanded clearing pass from 10 feet inside the Phoenix zone with 30.9 seconds to play.

Kyle Quincey had taken the original shot from the middle of the left circle.

Frolov gave the Kings a 1-0 lead 4:59 in with the help of Phoenix defenceman David Hale. Hale had been checked off the puck behind the Coyotes net but recovered enough to attempt a backhanded clearing pass. The pass rolled onto Frolov's stick, and the Kings' leading scorer tucked it behind Tellqvist for his 10th goal.

Doan tied it at 6:41 when he redirected Ed Jovanovski's drive from the point past Ersberg for his team-leading 12th goal.

Moller snapped a 1-1 tie at 8:37 of the second period when he one-timed a long rebound from the high slot past Tellqvist for a power-play goal. It was his first score since netting a pair of goals Nov. 1 against Calgary.

Notes: Frolov has five goals in six games. ... Ilya Bryzgalov, the Coyotes' presumptive starting goalie, was on the bench even though he has won five straight against the Kings. ... Despite being division rivals, the Kings and Coyotes met for the first time more than a quarter of the way into the season.


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