LA Kings beat the Arizona Coyotes up in Staples Center

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With the win, Los Angeles now has a three-game winning streak in the pre-season.

Los Angeles is entering a season where trying to stay competitive despite all of the changes in the front office over the summer is a must. They showed it on Thursday night versus Arizona, taking the life out of the Coyotes in a 4-1 win.

It’s their third consecutive win in the pre-season, with one game remaining coming up over the weekend against the Anaheim Ducks.

With just over four minutes remaining in the first period, Drew Doughty got LA on the scoreboard in what proved to be the lone goal of the frame. In the second period, Michael Cammalleri put up the second goal for the Kings of the night on assists from Alec Martinez and Dustin Brown.

Heading to the third period, the Coyotes trailed the Kings by a 2-0 tally, and Los Angeles didn’t let that get out of control. Barely over a minute into action in the third period, Jeff Carter rang one home to put LA up by three goals.

Arizona wouldn’t score until Clayton Keller put one between the pipes around the halfway point of the period. This came after the Kings mounted yet another goal from the stick of Michael Cammalleri to go up 4-0.

Penalties came for the Kings in the game from all three of their scorers. Jeff Carter was called for interference in the first period, as was Doughty in the third. Michael Cammarreli was called for tripping with a little over seven minutes remaining in the third.

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With the win, Los Angeles jumps to 4-1-1 while Arizona falls to 1-3-1. The hope seems to be that the Los Angeles Kings can carry the pre-season momentum they’ve mustered into their Oct. 5 season opener when they host the Philadelphia Flyers.