NHL

Coyotes end Kings' playoff hopes with 2-1 win

  • Arizona Coyote center Christian Dvorak (18) controls the puck in front of Los Angeles Kings left wing Tanner Person, right, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Richard Hartog)

    Arizona Coyote center Christian Dvorak (18) controls the puck in front of Los Angeles Kings left wing Tanner Person, right, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Richard Hartog)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arizona Coyote left wing Max Domi (16), of Canada, skates toward the celebration as Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, bottom, and defenseman Derek Forbort (24) react after giving up a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Richard Hartog)

    Arizona Coyote left wing Max Domi (16), of Canada, skates toward the celebration as Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, bottom, and defenseman Derek Forbort (24) react after giving up a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Richard Hartog)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arizona Coyote center Alexander Burmistrov, of Russia, right, scores on a shot past Los Angles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Richard Hartog)

    Arizona Coyote center Alexander Burmistrov, of Russia, right, scores on a shot past Los Angles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Richard Hartog)  (The Associated Press)

Anthony Duclair scored 3:09 into the second period, Mike Smith made 34 saves and the Arizona Coyotes beat Los Angeles 2-1 Sunday night, ending the Kings' slim playoff hopes.

Alexander Burmistrov scored a power-play goal and Oliver Ekman-Larsson had two assists for the Coyotes, who followed up an impressive 6-3 win over Presidents' Trophy-leading Washington by guaranteeing the Kings would miss the postseason for the second time in three seasons.

Alec Martinez was credited with a power-play goal and Jonathan Quick made 13 saves for Los Angeles, which needed to win its final five games and have Nashville lose each of its last three in regulation to reach the playoffs.