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After a mediocre 5-3 record in the opening round, we fared even poorer in the second round with our predictions, going 2-2, missing on the Predators and Flyers.
Obviously, if you are headed to Las Vegas, you may want to consider someone with a little better track record than we have had. Irregardless, we'll take another crack at our projection for the Conference Finals.
Both series are very difficult to size up and neither offer a team that would be considered a heavy favorite.Western Conference
(2) Phoenix Coyotes vs (8) Los Angeles Kings - This series appears to be one that will go the way of which team ends up with the hottest goalie. At this time, Jonathan Quick and Mike Smith are running neck and neck as the favorite for the Conn Smythe trophy for playoff MVP. On paper, the Kings would appear to have the advantage on the offensive side but that could be evened up by the tough defensive play of the stiff team defense of the Coyotes that stifled the Predators. Both teams should be well rested and this series is virtually impossible to predict. I've been on the Kings bandwagon, picking them in the first two rounds, but they may have finally run into this year's team of destiny. Coyotes in sevenEastern Conference
(1) New York Rangers vs (6) New Jersey Devils - The Rangers will have little time to regroup after going sevn games with the Capitals, while the Devils should be well rested after surprising the Flyers in five. This will be a battle of high-end, experienced NHL goalies with Henrik Lundqvist, the favorite for this year's Vezina Trophy, facing Marty Brodeur, who holds many records that will hold for many years. The Rangers look stronger on paper but the Devils came together as a team in making quick work of Philadelphia. No one expected the Devils to go deep in the playoffs this year so they could be another surprise team. Devils in six
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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...
Derek Morris beats the NHL's top 2012 playoff goalie, LA King Jonathan Quick, from center ice in Game 1.
Kings won 4-2.
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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.
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Unless you’re one of the 13 people that watched Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals between the Phoenix Coyotes and the Los Angeles Kings, you missed this little diddy.
Instead of dumping the puck into the Kings’ zone, Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris decided to let one rip at the net. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick wasn’t (say it with me) quick enough. You can’t really...
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...
Throughout the playoffs, pundits, players and fans alike wondered how to beat Los Angeles Kings starting goalie Jonathan Quick. Little did we know that his Achilles heel was simply a shot from center ice. At the 13:26 marker of the first period, Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris found a way to get a shot past the All Star. See for yourself and feel free to sound off in the comments.
The Kings dominated most of the game and the final score of 4-2 was not really reflective of the play.
The Kings fired 48 shots at Phoenix goaltender Mike Smith while Phoenix managed to get 27 shots on Jonathan Quick.
Here is Dustin Brown’s game-winning goal which came early in the 3rd period.
Through (almost) two rounds of action in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, here are the top contenders for the Conn Smythe Trophy, which is given annually to the NHL’s postseason MVP.1. Mike Smith, CoyotesIt’s really hard to decipher between Mike Smith and Jonathan Quick. However, one thing that does make a difference in this Conn Smythe race is how much the Coyotes have depended on...
In tonight's Western Conference Final game between the Phoenix Coyotes and Los Angeles Kings game, Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris scored an improvable goal on Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick from center ice. Quick has been almost unbeatable through two rounds in the playoffs. This just proves that there is nothing bad about a shot on goal.
The NHL's down to the final four. The Los Angeles Kings, Phoenix Coyotes, New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils are the only team's left in contention to raise Lord Stanley's Cup this season. There have been plenty of upsets and a whole lot of drama during these 2012 NHL playoffs, but there's likely much more to come as the conference and Stanley Cup finals move...
#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...
Photo Credit: Allen J. Schaben, Los Angeles Times
The 2011-12 Western Conference Final will feature a matchup of two Pacific Division teams, the Los Angeles Kings and the Phoenix Coyotes. Los Angeles hasn’t been to the Western Conference final since 1993. The Phoenix Coyotes have never been there. Suffice it to say, this is pretty much uncharted territory for the current incarnations...