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Jeff Carter injured in Kings' overtime win over Coyotes

Jeff Carter injured in Kings' overtime win over Coyotes

Never one to waste words, Kings Coach Darryl Sutter easily boiled his team's 4-3 overtime victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday down to its essence.

“We had to win the third period. We did that,” he said.

But how they did it turned a post-holiday snoozer into an adventure that kicked off a four-game trip with one head-shaking moment after another.

“It's not what we wanted to do,” said Anze Kopitar, who avoided a poke check and lifted a beautifully timed backhander above a sprawling Louis Domingue 36 seconds into sudden-death play, “but at the end of the day we got the two points.”

Despite losing leading scorer Jeff...

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