Jeff Carter, in an isolated situation, is often close to automatic. Hit the button and he scores.
Of course, the same could be said about many situations for the gifted goal-scorer.
Already on Saturday night, Carter had scored off the rush for the Kings and was aiming to double his output late in the first period. But this time, Arizona goalie Devan Dubnyk denied the onrushing Carter with a poke check and prevented the Kings from taking a three-goal lead.
Less than 30 seconds later, the Coyotes scored on the power play, trimming their deficit to one goal, and they used that surge as a springboard to a 3-2 overtime victory over the Kings at Gila River Arena.