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The Phoenix Coyotoes are on the verge of gaining a reputation they didn't exactly set out for this postseason. Forward Martin Hanzal will face a disciplinary hearing with the NHL Player Safety Department on Wednesday as a result of his boarding incident in Game 2 against the Kings on Tuesday. Hanzal pushed Dustin Brown from behind as the Kings forward approached the end boards while racing for a loose puck in the third period. Hanzal was assessed a boarding major and a game-misconduct, but he could be on the hook for supplemental discipline. This, of course, occurs less than a...

Brown reacts to Hanzal's suspension

It's all a guessing game this time during the playoffs -- at least when it comes to supplementary discipline, and in particular, the case of the Coyotes' Martin Hanzal, who received a one-game suspension for his hit on the Kings' Dustin Brown in Game 2. Game 3 is tonight in Los Angeles. "I know these playoff games are probably worth more," Brown said after...

Video: Hanzal boards Brown

In tonight's Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, Coyotes forward Martin Hanzal picked up a major boarding penalty and game misconduct for this hit on Kings captain Dustin Brown:Hanzal doesn't have a supplementary discipline record with the NHL, but that will change in the next few days. He deliberately shoved a vulnerable Brown into the end boards on what was a needless...

Coyotes goalie slashes Dustin Brown

The NHL’s Western Conference Finals series has gotten a bit ugly. The Phoenix Coyotes and Los Angeles Kings clearly don’t like each other and it is starting to show. Aside from the normal chippy hits that happen from time to time, the Kings have certainly gotten under the skin of the higher-seeded Coyotes. After taking Game 1 in Phoenix, Los Angeles was up 2-0 in Game 2 midway...

Two more bad hits from last night's game

At the 11:o1 mark of the third period Phoenix's Coyotes forward Martin Hanzal's drove the Kings forward Dustin Brown into the boards with push check. Hanzal was given a major penalty and a game misconduct for this play and could end up with a hearing with the Department of Player Safety for this hit. The Coyotes forward Shane Doan was given a five minute major and...

Doan, Hanzal may miss Game 3 after big hits

The Coyotes are down two games after being swept on home ice by the Los Angeles Kings, who have now opened three consecutive playoff series with a pair of road wins and appear to be a runaway train with a 10-1 record in the postseason. The question is whether the Coyotes will be down two of their three captains when the series resumes in Los Angeles with Game 3 on Thursday. Both...

Dustin Penner Correct in Calling Hits by Martin Hanzal, Shane Doan 'Reckless' (Videos)

There's been a lot of howling in the wake of Tuesday's Game 2 of the Western Conference finals, and it hasn't been from the Coyotes. Kings forward Dustin Penner said after the game that two questionable hits from Phoenix' Martin Hanzal and Shane Doan were "reckless," and he's spot-on in that assessment. Hanzal's hit, the far more egregious of the...

Kings bring dominant playoff run back home

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Kings have maintained their discipline and cool during a dominant playoff run that has them two games away from the team's first Stanley Cup finals appearance since 1993. They've frustrated the Phoenix Coyotes with a mix of balanced scoring, shot-limiting defense and solid goaltending in building a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference...

Kopitar In the Spotlight

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, The Kings’ ability to absorb and adapt to Sutter’s message is one of the primary reasons they are 10-1 in the playoffs and halfway to qualifying for their first Stanley Cup final in 19 years. The Kings lead the Phoenix Coyotes 2-0 in the Western Conference final, heading into Thursday’s third game, a game in which the Coyotes will...

Mike Smith does his best Ron Hextall impersonation

You know the announcers are right, this isn't new to the NHL and Ron Hextall would be impressed with Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith  and his chop of the Kings forward Dustin Brown. I think when a goalie does this type of a bush leagues move it opens him up to reprisals. While I don't condone this move by Smith - sometimes this tactic works because it sends a message...

Almost Everything You Need To Know To Sound Like A Real Kings Fan

For some crazy and inexplicable reason, I’ve seemed to notice a resurgence of interest in the LA Kings lately. Since I’ve proudly proclaimed myself to be a Kings fan for the last 15 years, many people have been coming to me with a barrage of questions about how this has happened. Right now, the cool new thing in LA is to be a Kings fan, and while my first instinct is to be annoyed...

Is the Phoenix Coyotes’ leading in suspensions in playoffs out of character?

The Phoenix Coyotes may have been leading the playoffs for most suspended games issues, but with the announcement of today’s suspension of Martin Hanzel for one game, the ‘Yotes now take ownership of most players suspended in the postseason. Hanzel was suspended today for one game for boarding Los Angeles Kings’ Dustin Brown in the third period. Hanzel became...

Morning Skate: May 18

The Morning After:Yesterday’s results:Kings 2, Coyotes 1RLD 3 stars of the night:1. Dwight King, LA (1 goal)2. Anze Kopitar, LA (1 goal)3. Dustin Brown, LA (1 assist)---Video of the day:*Follow us on Twitter – @RLDhockey
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