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Brett MacLean scores late goal, leads Coyotes past Kings 3-1 in exhibition

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Phoenix Coyotes\' Garrett Stafford, left, battles Los Angeles Kings\' Andrei Loktionov of Russia, for the puck during the second period of an NHL preseason hockey game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Author: The Hockey News

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Brett MacLean scores late goal, leads Coyotes past Kings 3-1 in exhibition

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Brett MacLean scored the go-ahead goal with 4:32 to play, and Al Montoya made 19 saves in the Phoenix Coyotes' 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in a split-squad exhibition game Thursday night.

Mikkel Boedker scored in the first period for the Coyotes, and Eric Belanger added an empty-netter in the final minute.

Brayden Schenn tied it on a rebound goal with 13:05 to play for the Kings, but MacLean tipped home a centring pass from Garrett Stafford for his second goal in two exhibition games.

Jonathan Quick stopped 18 shots for the Kings, who kept most of their big-name players at Staples Center, including defencemen Drew Doughty and Jack Johnson and first-line forwards Anze Kopitar, Dustin Brown and Ryan Smyth.

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Brett MacLean scores late goal, leads Coyotes past Kings 3-1 in exhibition