Kings visit the Coyotes after shootout victory

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Friday, December 23, 2022

Los Angeles Kings (18-12-5, second in the Pacific Division) vs. Arizona Coyotes (10-16-5, seventh in the Central Division)

Tempe, Arizona; Friday, 9:30 p.m. EST

: Kings -170, Coyotes +143; over/under is 6

BOTTOM LINE: The Arizona Coyotes host the Los Angeles Kings after the Kings beat the Calgary Flames 4-3 in overtime.

Arizona is 4-3-2 at home and 10-16-5 overall. The Coyotes have a 4-10-3 record in games their opponents commit fewer penalties.

Los Angeles is 9-7-3 in road games and 18-12-5 overall. The Kings have a 5-8-2 record when they commit more penalties than their opponent.

The matchup Friday is the sixth time these teams meet this season. The Kings won 5-3 in the last matchup.

TOP PERFORMERS: Matias Maccelli has three goals and 19 assists for the Coyotes. Clayton Keller has scored five goals with four assists over the past 10 games.

Kevin Fiala has 10 goals and 25 assists for the Kings. Adrian Kempe has scored five goals and added two assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Coyotes: 3-5-2, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.7 assists, 4.8 penalties and 11 penalty minutes while giving up 3.9 goals per game.

Kings: 6-3-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.4 assists, 4.2 penalties and 8.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game.

INJURIES: Coyotes: Liam O'Brien: out (upper body), Andrew Ladd: out (undisclosed).

Kings: None listed.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.