EL SEGUNDO, CA — The Phoenix Coyotes rookies are in town this week to face the Los Angeles Kings rookies in the annual Rookie Tournament between the young prospects of the two teams.
In Game 1 of the two-game tourney, the Coyotes rookies stormed back from a 6-3 deficit after two periods for a come-from-behind, 8-7 win over the Kings rookies on Wednesday night at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California, the Kings’ practice facility.
After strong first and second periods by the Kings rookies, they took the third period off, leaving goaltender Christopher Gibson to fend for himself while they allowed five straight goals before the Kings scored their lone goal of the period with just three seconds left in the game.
Gibson started the third period after Martin Jones played in the first and second periods.
Game 2 is scheduled for Thursday, September 15, 2011, at 2:00 PM PDT, also at the Toyota Sports Center.
View the official scoresheet via Pointstreak.com.
Raw audio interviews
(Extraneous material and dead air have been removed):
Brandon Kozun (2:21)
Michael Schumacher (2:33)
Andy Andreoff (2:02)
Ray Kaunisto (3:09)
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