Dwight King had his first career three-goal game, Mike Richards scored the tiebreaking goal on a short-handed breakaway early in the third period, and the Los Angeles Kings blew a four-goal lead before earning a 7-4 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night.
Anze Kopitar ended his 26-game regular-season goal drought and King scored twice during a four-goal first period. Jordan Nolan also scored for the Kings, whose 4-0 lead evaporated in less than 13 minutes starting midway through the second.
Martin Hanzal scored two goals and captain Shane Doan tied it with 17:10 to play for the Coyotes, who had earned a point in seven consecutive games. Jeff Halpern also scored in Phoenix's first regulation loss since Oct. 8.
King completed his hat trick on an empty-net goal with 21.1 seconds to play. The tough left wing had never scored more than one goal in his first 90 NHL games.
Jonathan Quick made 24 saves for Los Angeles, which has won six of eight. Matt Frattin also scored...