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...