Yandle, Szwarz lift Coyotes (ss) over Kings (ss)

The Associated PressSeptember 16, 2013
Yandle, Szwarz lift Coyotes (ss) over Kings (ss)
Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar, front, controls the puck against Gilbert Brule, back, of the Phoenix Coyotes a during the second period of an NHL hockey game at the Staples Center Sunday, April 15, 2013., in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Keith Yandle and Jordan Szwarz scored short-handed goals to lead a Phoenix Coyotes split squad to a 4-2 preseason victory over a Los Angeles Kings split squad on Sunday night.

The Coyotes completed a sweep of the Kings in the pair of split-squad matchups after earning a 5-1 victory earlier Sunday in Los Angeles.

With Phoenix leading 3-2 early in the third period, Yandle converted a tic-tac-toe passing play from Martin Hanzal and Max Domi at 5:03.

Szwarz cut the Coyotes' deficit to 2-1 when he scored a power-play goal. Mikkel Boedker tied it with a 5-on-3 goal at 1:09 of the second.

Coyotes captain Shane Doan made it 3-2 with a two-man advantage goal with 2:02 left in the second.

Brandon Kozun assisted on Tanner Pearson's goal on the Kings' first shot 51 seconds in and then beat goalie Mike Smith with a wrist shot at 2:39.