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Kings get power-play goals from Gaborik, Martinez in 4-2 win over Coyotes

  • Arizona Coyotes center Antoine Vermette, right, passes the puck under pressure from Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Arizona Coyotes center Antoine Vermette, right, passes the puck under pressure from Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arizona Coyotes goalie Devan Dubnyk, top, and defenseman Zbynek Michalek, center, of the Czech Republic, try to stop a shot as Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown falls during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Arizona Coyotes goalie Devan Dubnyk, top, and defenseman Zbynek Michalek, center, of the Czech Republic, try to stop a shot as Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown falls during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick deflects a shot during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick deflects a shot during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

Defenseman Alec Martinez scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period during a power play, Marian Gaborik also connected with the man advantage for his sixth goal in four games, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-2 on Saturday.

Jeff Carter and Trevor Lewis also scored and Jonathan Quick made 15 saves for the defending Stanley Cup champions on the third anniversary of the day Darryl Sutter was hired as head coach. Anze Kopitar, who set a career high for points with a goal and four assists Thursday night in a 6-4 win over St. Louis, had three assists against the Coyotes.

Los Angeles defenseman Robyn Regehr was scratched because of an upper-body injury that occurred during the win over St. Louis. As a result, Jamie McBain was back in the lineup for the first time since Nov. 29 after nine games as a healthy scratch and got assists on both power-play goals.

Martin Hanzal and Kyle Chipchura scored for Arizona and Devan Dubnyk stopped 31 shots.