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Video: Anze Kopitar opens up scoring in the West finals

May 13, 2012, 8:58 PM EST

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The Los Angeles Kings dominated the first period of Game 1 against the Phoenix Coyotes, generating a lofty 16-4 shot disadvantage. Less than four minutes in, Dustin Brown created some havoc to open up space for Anze Kopitar, who fired a beauty of a backhander by Mike Smith.

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Unfortunately for the Kings, a surprising (but not unprecedented) goal from center ice allowed the Coyotes to finish the first period tied 1-1. Stay tuned for that stunning bit that Jonathan Quick likely wishes he could delete from existence.

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