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Los Angeles blows 4-goal lead, but Mike Richards leads Kings' rally for 7-4 win over Phoenix

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    Phoenix Coyotes left wing David Moss, left, tries to get a shot in against Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, right, as defenseman Robyn Regehr helps defend during the first period of their NHL hockey game on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Associated Press

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    Los Angeles Kings center Jordan Nolan, center, celebrates his goal as Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris, left, and center Mike Ribeiro look on during the first period of their NHL hockey game on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Associated Press

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    Los Angeles Kings right wing Matt Frattin, left, and Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle, right, battle for the puck during the first period of their NHL hockey game on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Associated Press

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    Los Angeles Kings center Jordan Nolan, right, scores against Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith during the first period of their NHL hockey game on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Associated Press

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    Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll, left, and Phoenix Coyotes right wing Mikkel Boedker, of Denmark, battle for the puck during the first period of their NHL hockey game on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Associated Press

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 rallying for 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.