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Yandle and Halpern score goals in 3rd period, rally Coyotes over Kings 4-3

  • Phoenix Coyotes celebrate their first goal against the Los Angeles Kings in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles Monday, March 17, 2014.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

    Phoenix Coyotes celebrate their first goal against the Los Angeles Kings in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles Monday, March 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter (77) topples into the goal with Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith (41) and defenseman Keith Yandle 3) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles Monday, March 17, 2014.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

    Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter (77) topples into the goal with Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith (41) and defenseman Keith Yandle 3) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles Monday, March 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)  (The Associated Press)

  • Phoenix Coyotes center Brandon McMillan (38) comes away with a bloody nose after a collision with the Los Angeles Kings in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles Monday, March 17, 2014.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

    Phoenix Coyotes center Brandon McMillan (38) comes away with a bloody nose after a collision with the Los Angeles Kings in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles Monday, March 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)  (The Associated Press)

Keith Yandle scored the tying goal midway through the third period and Jeff Halpern netted the winner with 3:05 left, leading the Phoenix Coyotes to a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night.

Rob Klinkhammer and Mikkel Boedker scored 63 seconds apart in the first period for the Coyotes, who handed the Kings their third straight loss and took over sole possession of eighth place in the Western Conference. Mike Smith made 36 saves.

Marian Gaborik, defenseman Alec Martinez and rookie Tanner Pearson scored for the Kings, who were without captain Dustin Brown for a second straight game because of a lower body injury. Jonathan Quick stopped 23 shots.