Coyotes Vs. Kings, 2012 NHL Playoffs Game 5: Teams Tied 3-3 After Action-Packed Second Period

The Phoenix Coyotes and Los Angeles Kings are tied 3-3 after a four-goal second period.

This game has officially turned into a track meet, as the Coyotes are looking to stave off elimination for a second straight game, while the Kings are desperately looking to finish off a team that's building confidence and advance to their first Stanley Cup Final since 1993.

The scoring started early after the Kings committed an own-goal blunder to give the Coyotes a 2-1 lead, but responded as Mike Richards and Drew Doughty gave the Kings the lead mid-way through the period.

Phoenix tied the game with four minutes remaining when Keith Yandle scored his first goal of the playoffs, assisted by Taylor Pyatt.

The Kings are outshooting the Coyotes 26-19.

There were no penalties in the second period.

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