GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Phoenix defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson had the third two-goal game of his career and center Antoine Vermette scored his seventh goal in his last seven games to lead the Coyotes to a 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings at Jobing.com Arena on Tuesday.
Ekman-Larsson, who has eight goals, scored in each of the first two periods, and Vermette pushed in a rebound to complete the scoring midway through the third period as the Coyotes (25-18-10) won for the fourth time in seven games.
Vermettte, who has 19 goals, has seven goals and nine points in his last seven games, including a hat trick in a 5-4 loss at Vancouver on Sunday, when he became the second player in the league to score an even-strength, power-play and short-handed goal this season.
Coyotes backup goaltender Thomas Greiss stopped 30 shots, including two right out in front midway through the second period, for his second shutout of the season. He made his first start since Jan. 11 and is 7-3-1 as the goalie of record.
Coyotes forward Shane Doan recorded his 500th career assist on Ekman-Larsson's first goal, and winger Lauri Korpikoski had an assist on Vermette's goal, extending his point-streak to a career-high six games.
Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick made 26 saves for the Kings (30-19-6), who have lost five of their last six games while being outscored 16-7. They have been shut out five times.
Ekman-Larsson scored his first goal on a wrist shot from the right point that beat Quick high on the stick side. Quick appeared to lose the puck in traffic, and Vermette had an assist.
Ekman-Larsson's second goal came on a power play 12 seconds after Kings center Jordan Nolan was given consecutive two-minute minors for interference and roughing after his high check flattened forward Kyle Chipchura.
Coyotes left wing Paul Bissonnette also received roughing and 10-minute misconduct penalties when he punched Nolan after the check, the second confrontation between the two this season.
Nolan leveled Coyotes defenseman Rastislav Klesa with a check in a preseason game Sept. 15, and Bissonnette left the bench to fight Nolan. Klesa was carried off the ice on a stretcher and experienced "concussion/whiplash symptoms" the next day, the team said. Nolan was not penalized, but Bissonnette was fined 10 games for leaving the bench. He lost more than $37,000 in salary.
NOTES: Kings coach Darryl Sutter coached his 1,012th game Tuesday, tying Terry Murray for 19th in NHL history. Murray coached his final four seasons (2008-12) for the Kings. ... Coyotes D Connor Murphy was recalled from AHL Portland on Monday. F Jordan Szwarz was returned to the minors. Murphy, 20, had a goal and seven assists in 21 previous games with Phoenix this season. ... Coyotes G Mike Smith, who had started the previous eight games, ranks 36th among qualifiers with a 2.91 goals-against-average. His 1,248 saves are the most in the league. ... Phoenix opened a five-game homestand Monday that includes games against division-leaders Pittsburgh and Chicago before closing the pre-Olympic break with a road game at Dallas on Feb. 8.