Luke Schenn

Kings are a factor in wild-card race after 3-2 win over Coyotes

Kings are a factor in wild-card race after 3-2 win over Coyotes

 Defenseman Jake Muzzin was telling reporters how he had scored the late goal that gave the Kings a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday when teammate Dustin Brown, walking down a corridor in the visitors’ locker room at Gila River Arena, saw Muzzin holding court and decided to add his own commentary. 

“Hero of the game, Jake Muzzin. Whoo!” Brown said in his best pseudo-announcer voice.

Muzzin’s backdoor power-play goal with 1 minute 49 seconds left in the third period, set up on a perfect pass from Jeff Carter, was the statistical difference as the Kings began their post-All-Star game push toward the playoffs with a generally strong...

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