LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 05: Drew Doughty #8 of the Los Angeles Kings and Justin Williams #14 celebrate a goal against the Phoenix Coyotes in overtime at Staples Center on January 5, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The goal was confirmed by review. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Drew Doughty scored 38 seconds into overtime, giving the Los Angeles Kings a 1-0 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night at Staples Center. The Kings have a point in nine straight games (6-0-3), and are 5-0-3 under new head coach Darryl Sutter.
Doughty's goal was his third tally of the season, assisted by Jarret Stoll and Jack Johnson. It made a winner of Jonathan Quick, who saved all 22 shots for the win. Quick recorded his NHL-leading sixth shutout of the year. Quick is 6-0-2 in his last eight starts.
Mike Smith saved 27 of 28 shots for Phoenix in defeat. Both teams had one power play in the game, and the King outshot the Coyotes 28-22 for the contest.
The Coyotes are 1-4-2 in their last seven games. The Kings are 3-0-1 against Phoenix this season. The Kings host the Columbus Blue Jackets Saturday afternoon at Staples Center.
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