Found May 14, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Right now, there is no stopping the Los Angeles Kings' top line. There is only limiting it, or trying to anyway. The Coyotes learned that the hard way Sunday night, dropping Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals 4-2 and now face the challenge of finding a way to counteract the red-hot line of Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams. The line combined Sunday night for two goals and two assists, having their way with a Coyotes defense that has been dominant of late. "Kopitar's a great player, Brown's a great player and Williams makes both of them better," Coyotes captain Shane Doan said. "They've got a good line and you've got to make sure you limit their free ones. We can't give them free ones -- free opportunities, second-chance opportunities." The trio's performance Sunday, with goals from Brown and Kopitar, was simply a continuation of the line's dominance against each opponent it's faced so fa...

Kings' Quick remains good despite bad goal

GLENDALE, Ariz. It was a knife to the gut for every Kings fan who was sure Jonathan Quick had ended their goaltending nightmares and freed them from screaming aloud at the mention of names like Roman Cechmanek, Dan Cloutier and Robb Stauber. Quick yielded a goal from the red line Sunday in the opener of the Western Conference finals, a shocking development on several levels. First...

Rookies King, Nolan make an impact for Kings

PHOENIX After Jordan Nolan appeared in his first NHL game and Dwight King had made his 2011-12 season debut in a 2-1 overtime loss to the New York Islanders on February 11, the Kings were five games into a season-long six-game roadtrip with just one win to their credit. Los Angeles had both scored and conceded 124 goals 57 games deep into a season in which they had mostly treaded...

Kings, NHL announce Western Conference Finals schedule

LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Kings third round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff series the Western Conference Finals -- versus the Phoenix Coyotes is as follows, the Kings and the National Hockey League announced Saturday night (some of this information was announced on Thursday). Game 1 Kings at Phoenix Sunday, May 13 5 p.m. TV: NBCSN, TSN, RDS Game 2 Kings at Phoenix Tuesday, May...

Poised Kings continue playoff streak

Phoenix, Ariz. For the first time since midway through the first round, the Los Angeles Kings faced a decent dose of adversity. Leading 1-0 midway through the first period and thoroughly controlling the run of play, veteran Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris let loose a 99-foot slapshot from the red line that eluded Jonathan Quick to tie the game at one. Recalling playoff memories...

Kings thriving away from home

It is well-known that, to win the playoffs, you need to be a quality road team. The Los Angeles Kings have taken that to new extremes after their Game 1 victory in Phoenix.Prior to last night, no NHL team had ever won their first six road playoff games in a single postseason. The Kings pulled off that feat in impressive fashion last night. Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar led the...

Dwight King scores twice, Kings take Game 1

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Dwight King scored his second goal of the game into an empty net and the Los Angeles Kings opened the Western Conference finals with a 4-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Sunday night to remain unbeaten on the road in the playoffs. The Kings dominated early despite a week off and outshot Phoenix 48-27. Anze Kopitar scored 4 minutes in, Dustin Brown had...

Coyotes' Derek Morris beats Jonathan Quick from 100 feet in Game 1

Derek Morris beats the NHL's top 2012 playoff goalie, LA King Jonathan Quick, from center ice in Game 1. Kings won 4-2. Every time you check twitter or facebook, think -- gotta check Bob's Blitz.... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Kiss of death? LA named new Cup favorite

The Los Angeles Kings are the new favorite to win the Stanley Cup, according to online sports book Bovada. Odds may vary depending which betting outlook you check, but at least one large site has shifted their odds in favor of the Kings taking home the ultimate prize.  For Kings fans this news might be bittersweet. While they might feel the team has finally received some overdue...

The Kings' Offense Starts With Their Defense

Last night, the Los Angeles Kings jumped out to a 1-0 series lead over the Phoenix Coyotes. In doing so, the Kings improved to an astonishing 6-0 on the road, and 9-1 overall during the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Kings have had a stellar defense all season long and now seem to be clicking on the offensive side of the puck.The offensive wheels have started turning for the Kings...

Coyotes Defenseman Scores on Jonathan Quick From Center Ice

During Game 1 of the Los Angeles Kings and Phoenix Coyotes Western conference finals playoff match-up, Jonathan Quick finally looked human. Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris got a lucky bounce and was able to put the puck past Quick from center ice. I’m sure Quick wasn;t given too much flack following the game as the Kings went on to win 4-2. via NHL Article found on: Cosby Sweaters

Western Conference Finals Preview

#3 Phoenix Coyotes vs. #8 Los Angeles KingsRegular Season Series: Tied 3-3The Lead Up:The Western Conference Finals will be an All-Pacific affair with the Los Angels Kings battling the Phoenix Coyotes. The Coyotes and Kings were not expected to make it this deep in the playoffs, and to the surprise of many have made it to this point in dominating fashion.The Kings have eliminated...

Puck Drunk Love's Playoff Predictions - 3rd Round

If you've been with us since the first round of picks, we'll quickly acknowledge that our prediction record might not be the best but we're going to continue with another round of selections. We're officially at the halfway point in the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs and only four teams remain for the chance to lift Lord Stanley.  In the Western Conference, the Los...
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