NHL

Perlini, Martinook help Coyotes hold off Kings for 5-3 win

  • Arizona Coyotes left wing Brendan Perlini, o Britain, center, scores on Los Angeles Kings goalie Peter Budaj, right, of Slovakia, as defenseman Drew Doughty tries to defend during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Arizona Coyotes left wing Brendan Perlini, o Britain, center, scores on Los Angeles Kings goalie Peter Budaj, right, of Slovakia, as defenseman Drew Doughty tries to defend during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith stops a shot during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith stops a shot during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings right wing Marian Gaborik, of Slovakia, and Arizona Coyotes center Christian Dvorak vie for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Kings right wing Marian Gaborik, of Slovakia, and Arizona Coyotes center Christian Dvorak vie for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

Brendan Perlini scored twice, Jordan Martinook added short-handed and empty-net goals in the third period and Mike Smith made 41 saves to lift the Arizona Coyotes to a 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.

Tobias Rieder scored his 13th goal of the season and Oliver Ekman-Larsson picked up a point for the fifth consecutive game with his sixth assist in that span, helping the Coyotes to their fourth win in their last six games.

Tanner Pearson scored twice, Dustin Brown had a goal and an assist in the third period and Peter Budaj had 17 saves for the Kings, who trail Calgary by one point for the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference.