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Discuss: Kings take Game 1 with 4-2 victory over Coyotes

May 13, 2012, 11:11 PM EDT

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The Los Angeles Kings are now 6-0 on the road in the playoffs, and 9-1 overall. Their 4-2 victory over the Coyotes Sunday evening at Arena was well earned, with the visitors out-shooting the home team by a massive margin, 48-27.

A few things to discuss:

—- Dustin Brown scored his seventh goal of the playoffs, a goal that also happened to be the game winner. Only Claude Giroux and Danny Briere have scored more (eight each) in the playoffs, and they aren’t playing anymore. If not for all the great goaltending we’ve seen, Brown would be the Conn Smythe favorite right now.

—- The Coyotes were outshot 17-4 in the first period. At home.

—- Jonathan Quick is happy this didn’t come back to bite the Kings.

—- Neither team managed to score on the power play. Phoenix (0-for-5) was particularly bad and will need to do a lot more with the man advantage, especially considering scoring chances will be minimal against the Kings.

—- It was around 100 degrees outside the arena. That has to be a record for an NHL game.

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  1. ihateclevelandandphillyandbaltimore - May 13, 2012 at 11:18 PM

    Kings soon to be Stanley cup champions.

  2. howardforvezina - May 13, 2012 at 11:21 PM

    Love how the Kings play, no relenting. Coyotes will be lucky if it reaches game 5, because they will be done quick.

    • comeonnowguys - May 14, 2012 at 2:01 AM

      Pun intended? :)

  3. blomfeld - May 13, 2012 at 11:43 PM


    We win again friends ! … and like there was ever any doubt, eh ? :)

    Anyway, I have to say that despite the fact that our team is undeniably loaded with stars, don’t you also find this Martinez guy to be one “cool” operator ? … man, did this guy ever make some clutch plays tonight or what ? Needless to say, our entire team was terrific yet again and therefore it’s now “onward and forward” from here ! :)

    The LA KINGS are the Best !

  4. yotesfan3 - May 13, 2012 at 11:54 PM

    Worst game Phoenix has played all playoffs. Go get them Tuesday! Just practice half ice shots!

  5. proudliberal85392 - May 14, 2012 at 12:26 AM

    Not so fast, blomfeld. It’s only one game. GO COYOTES!

    • joshuakorr - May 14, 2012 at 1:13 AM

      Thumbs up for your name.
      However, this aint the Predators or the Blackhawks. The Kings are playing like champs. Its gonna take a lot for them to maintain a close series.

      • comeonnowguys - May 14, 2012 at 10:26 AM

        I’m all for dousing cold water on the crazy fire in Arizona, but all of a sudden it’s the Kings fans that sound like they’ve never seen a good hockey team before.

      • dannymac17 - May 14, 2012 at 10:36 AM

        its not like we’ve gotten to see a lot of good hockey here in LA.

  6. highlander24 - May 14, 2012 at 1:42 AM

    GO KINGS GO!!!!!!!

  7. acieu - May 14, 2012 at 6:24 AM

    Sounded like a lot of Kings fans were in the building?

  8. dannythebisforbeast - May 14, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Jeff Carter is a Beast!!!

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