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The Kings had the jump at the start, getting a goal from Doughty about 6 minutes in and two more from Loktionov and Brown just over two minutes apart.
The Coyotes had just five shots on goal in the period and Smith gave up as many goals as he had the previous five games combined.
Phoenix snapped out of its quickly in the second, getting a power-play goal from Vrbata 50 seconds in, another by Doan -- both on feeds from Hanzal -- four minutes later.
Los Angeles answered on Williams' one-timer on a power play, but Doan scored his second of the game on a rebound late in the period to cut the Kings' lead to 4-3.
Vrbata tied it late in the third with a nifty carry-and-spin move, giving him 30 goals on the season.
NOTES: The Kings are 20-4-6 when scoring first. ... The first period featured no penalties, the second five. ... Los Angeles had killed 23 of 24 penalties before Phoenix converted 3 of 7. ... Phoenix has won six straight home games.
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