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Tellqvist, Coyotes face Kings

Los Angeles (10-10-3) at Phoenix (10-11-2), 9:30 pm EST

GLENDALE, Arizona (Ticker) -- The Phoenix Coyotes will likely

give goaltender Mikael Tellqvist another start when they host

the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday.

After a six-game losing streak, the Coyotes turned to Tellqvist

in place of struggling workhorse Ilya Bryzgalov. Tellqvist

played in each of the last three games and the results have been

positive.

Tellqvist picked up back-to-back wins before making 20 saves in

relief of Bryzgalov during Saturday's 3-2 loss to the San Jose

Sharks, who own the league's best record.

The 29-year-old Tellqvist, who has made 18 career starts since

entering the NHL during the 2002-03 season, is 3-2-1 with a 2.03

goals-against average and .940 save percentage on the campaign.

With Phoenix owning the worst offense in the Western Conference,

Tellqvist may need to be sensational again to pull the team back

to the .500 mark.

The Kings are coming off a 3-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Alexander Frolov scored 57 seconds in the contest, but Los

Angeles' offense could not muster another goal.

The Kings may also be in the midst of a goaltending controversy

with Jason LaBarbera and Erik Ersberg alternating at the

position.

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