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Coyotes’ Boedker: “The series isn’t over, we still plan to win it”

May 18, 2012, 11:50 AM EDT

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The Coyote that orchestrated so much magic in Round 1 hopes it’ll happen again.

Mikkel Boedker — who, against Chicago, became the eighth player in NHL history to score back-to-back playoff OT goals — took to the podium last night following a 2-1 loss to L.A. The defeat put Phoenix down 0-3 in the Western Conference final, pushing the Coyotes to the brink of elimination.

Staring that grim prospect in the face, the 22-year-old Dane was defiant.

“Obviously, a lot of people are doubting us,” he said. “Obviously they think the Kings are going to the finals already. But the series isn’t over. We still plan to win it.

“We’re not done yet.”

The natural response to Boedker’s comments is “Well, what else is he supposed to say?”

And yeah, it’s true — he can’t very well take the podium and tell reporters he’s already booking tee times. But it remains to be seen if the Coyotes can win a single game, let alone four, against a Kings team that is absolutely rolling at the moment and shutting down a number of Phoenix players, Boedker included.

Boedker has one point in the series and is minus-3. That’s not great, but better than the likes of Radim Vrbata (pointless), Ray Whitney (pointless) and Lauri Korpikoski (pointless) — three guys that were in Phoenix’s top five in scoring this season. Whitney led the team with 77 points, Vrbata led with 35 goals.

That said, Boedker still believes his team can win this thing.

“I mean, the odds  aren’t  in  our favor, but we can still win Game 4 and keep coming at ‘em,” he said. “That’s why we play seven, right?”

  1. rarelyshaves - May 18, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    Hahahah boedker is a joke.

    So glad this crap team is getting exposed. They’ve known they’re the worst playoff team and showed it by their disgusting, dirty style of play.

    Doan should probably end his mediocre career before someone puts his geriatric ass in a rest home

    Let’s go kings

  2. namriverrat69 - May 18, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    Your plan might be a little bit better if it wasn’t written with crayons on an etcha sketch.

    By the way, as long as your drawing up a plan don’t forget – LONG LIVE THE KINGS!!!!!!!

  3. namriverrat69 - May 18, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    That said, Boedker still believes his team can win this thing.

    “I mean, the odds aren’t in our favor, but we can still win Game 4 and keep coming at ‘em,” he said. “That’s why we play seven, right?”

    WRONG, that is why you are only playing four.

    LONG LIVE THE KINGS!!!!!!!

  4. barroomhero80 - May 18, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Your done yotes! SWEEP! GKG GKG GKG

  5. geo91 - May 18, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    What the hell is he supposed to say, it’s over? Lol people are stupid to chirp him for this

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