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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Derek Morris and Shane Doan scored in the final two minutes of the second period and Phoenix goaltender Mike Smith lost his 25th career shutout on a late power play in the Coyotes' 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday at Jobing.com Arena.

Coyotes center Kyle Chipchura scored early in the third period and added an assist, and rookie center Andy Miele recorded his first NHL points with two assists as the Coyotes extended their best start in 13 years. Miele was recalled from the American Hockey League on Sunday.

The Coyotes (8-3-2) have a point in nine of their last 10 games, and with 18 points, have their most after 13 games since the 2000-01 team had 21. They are 5-0-1 at home.

The teams met in a completely different game five days ago in Los Angeles, when the Kings drove Smith to bench with four first-period goals in a 7-4 victory. The Coyotes tied the game early in the third period before the Kings scored the final three goals.

Center Jarrett Stoll scored his first goal of the season to break the shutout with 3:21 remaining.

Smith, who had 41 saves, is 10-4-1 with a 2.08 goals-against-average in 16 regular-season games against the Kings in his career. His goals-against-average was 3.17 entering the game, ranked 32nd in the league.

Kings goalie Ben Scrivens made 30 saves in his second start and first loss of the season in place of Jonathan Quick, as the Kings prepare for the final game in a stretch of three games in four nights against San Jose on Wednesday.

The Kings (8-5-0) won four of their last five and five of its last seven games.

Morris scored his third goal of the season when he put a 45-foot wrist shot past Scrivens with 1:41 remaining in the second period on assists from Chipchura and Miele.

After a two-minute roughing penalty to Justin Williams with 1:10 left in the period, Doan scored on a slap shot from the point with six seconds left in the period on assists from Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Keith Yandle to make it 2-0.

David Moss put a pass right on Chpichura's stick as he staked in front of the net to make it 3-0 at the 5:38 mark of the third period.

Ekman-Larsson's apparent goal from the point with about six minutes remaining in the first period was waved off for goalie interference. Fighting for position in front of the net, Coyotes center Antoine Vermette shoved Kings defenseman Drew Doughty into Scrivens.

The teams had a combined 20 penalty minutes in a scoreless first period. Phoenix had a 4-on-3 advantage for two minutes and a 5-on-3 edge for another 27 seconds late in the period but could not score.

NOTES: C Martin Hanzal, the Coyotes second-leading scorer with 11 points (five goals) served the first game of a two-game suspension Tuesday. Hanzal was suspended for charging Edmonton D Jeff Petry in the first period of the Coyotes' 5-4 victory over Edmonton on Saturday. Hanzal, who was suspended for one game last season, will lose $75,609.76 in salary. ... The Kings have lost no games to injury this season, part of the reason for their hot start. ... The Coyotes recalled RW Jordan Szwarz and C Andy Miele from Portland of the American Hockey League in the last two days. Szwarz had three goals and two assists in six games with Portland, and Miele had five goals and three assists in six games. F Brandon Yip was returned to Portland. He had two assists in two games for the Coyotes this season. ... After playing six of their first eight games on the road, the Kings are midway through a stretch in which they play eight of nine at home. They follow that with a four-game, six-day trip to Buffalo and the metro New York City teams.
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