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Discuss: Kings reign against Coyotes, take 2-0 series lead

May 15, 2012, 11:51 PM EDT

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There were times when Game 2 was closer than Game 1 for the Phoenix Coyotes, yet the Los Angeles Kings’ 4-0 Game 2 victory probably captures how ugly things became at times tonight. The Kings have now won nine straight road playoff games including 2011 and are 7-0 away from home during the 2012 postseason, opening up a 2-0 series lead.

Let’s get discussing.

  • Shane Doan and Martin Hanzal delivered debatable boarding hits that got them tossed from Game 2. Should they sit for Game 3 or more too?
  • Does Dave Tippett deserve some scorn for allowing the Coyotes to lose control during the game, with a parade of penalties that allowed the Kings to turn a less one-sided game into a laugher?
  • Jeff Carter was a little lucky to get it, but regardless, he scored his first career hat trick tonight. Can any remaining team beat the Kings if he heats up as well?
  • The Coyotes have been grossly out-classed so far in the Western Conference finals. What adjustments do they need to make to get back in this series as it shifts to Los Angeles?
  • Is it already time to call the Kings the “best eighth seed ever”? If not, who would you place ahead of them?
  1. sportsfreak13 - May 16, 2012 at 12:03 AM

    Think you mean first career PLAYOFF hat trick for jeff carter there James. 10-1 in the playoffs by a 8 seed is incredible. Has it ever been done before.

    • odj810 - May 16, 2012 at 9:01 AM

      they really look unbeatable. Going on all cylinders.

  2. sjsharksfan11 - May 16, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    Law of averages has the kings losing. It’ll catch up to them

    • rrussell1967 - May 16, 2012 at 3:24 PM

      You make it sound like it has all been luck, as if the entire playoffs pucks have been going off posts and their opponents have been giving up easy goals. The Kings have outplayed Vancouver, St Louis and Phoenix. This goes beyond just getting hot at the right time.

  3. navzgm - May 16, 2012 at 12:12 AM

    Sounds jelly to me.

  4. blomfeld - May 16, 2012 at 12:46 AM

    WE WIN AGAIN ! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

    Yes friends, another stellar performance tonight by our beloved Kings ! We’re seriously “happening” man and the kicker is, that there’s absolutely nothing “they” can do about it ! :) Like you I’m sure, what I’m finding incredible and yet beautiful to behold, is the “complete & utter” effort from “each & every” member of our team ! … I honestly can’t recall ever seeing this type of “elan” from any sporting team before ? But just like us Kings’ fans, our team is a “band of brothers” who will not be denied from reaching the high ground and claiming ultimate victory ! GO KINGS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!

    PS to O’Brien: I’ve rescinded my “72 hour” boycott of your articles … so please accept the following replies to your excellent questionnaire from above:

    1) Should Doan and Hanzel sit for Game 3 or more ? … YES !

    2) Does Dave Tippett deserve some scorn ? … YES !

    3) Are the Kings the “best eighth seed ever” ? … YES !

    *** bonus video selection for the quality writer known as O’Brien ***

  5. highlander24 - May 16, 2012 at 1:27 AM

    GO KINGS GO!!!!!!

  6. dannymac17 - May 16, 2012 at 2:21 AM

    Mike Smith needs a suspension.

  7. rrussell1967 - May 16, 2012 at 3:21 PM

    I think there is enough room for doubt on the Doan hit for him to escape a suspension. Hanzal should get one and Mike Smith should be forced to wear a dress…. what a jackhole. The guy flops like he is a Canuck whenever anyone gets near him and then starts throwing punches.

  8. dannythebisforbeast - May 16, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    Blomfeld your level of douchiness is singlehandedly making me root against the Kings when at beginning of the series I wanted them to win.

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