GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored two goals, Thomas Greiss stopped 30 shots and the Phoenix Coyotes kicked off an important five-game homestand with a 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.
The Coyotes needed to string together some victories during their homestand after a rough stretch dropped them to ninth in the Western Conference.
They responded with arguably their best game of the season, playing solid in their own end while peppering Jonathan Quick with 29 shots.
Antoine Vermette had a goal and an assist to extend his points streak to five games and Shane Doan had his 500th career assist on Ekman-Larsson's second goal. That was more than enough for Greiss, who had his second shutout this season, third career.
The Kings labored after playing the night before, shut out for the second time in three games for their sixth loss in seven games.