Found May 18, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
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When the Los Angeles Kings edged the Phoenix Coyotes 2-1 Thursday night to take a three-games-to-none series lead, it was the sixth time in 12 postseason games that they had held their opponents to one goal or less. The Coyotes were only able to get 19 shots through to goalie Jonathan Quick, and had another 11 blocked, a remarkable ratio even against a team that has flexed its defensive muscle all season. The Kings have not sat back at all in these playoffs, instead relying on waves of barreling, forechecking forwards that force disproportionate action in the offensive zone. Its an evolution of the defensive play they exhibited in the regular season, when their blueline led the way to a second place finish in hits and several games against Phoenix and Dallas two other top-five teams in the hitting category turned into physical, emotional affairs. "You know what, they're pressuring really hard, especially in our own end." Phoenix forward Gilbert Brule said Friday. &...
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