Coyotes rookie Logan Cooley stole most of the headlines coming out of Game 1 from Australia, thanks to his highlight reel goal. More than 13,000 fans descended upon Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne to witness Arizona taking a 5-3 victory over Los Angeles in the first of back-to-back NHL exhibition games to be played Down Under.
Official attendance at RLA for Kings-Coyotes: 13,097.
— Dennis Bernstein (@DennisTFP) September 23, 2023
From a Kings perspective, they picked up goals from Adrian Kempe, Viktor Arvidsson, and Trevor Moore.
In net, Pheonix Coley started the game for coach Todd McLellan, followed by David Rittich coming in for cleanup duty — he stopped all three shots faced.
Game 2 is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 23 at 9pm Pacific Time. It will feature the 2023-24 preseason debut of Kings prospects Alex Turcotte, Sammy Fagemo, and Jacob Moverare. Mayor’s Manor will have a Projected Lineup article posted later this afternoon.
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