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Video- Did Dustin Brown Embellish This Slash From Mike Smith?

Smith received 2 for slashing, Brown 2 for diving.

Also, this guy, Fred Murtz, gets many of these YouTube vids up very quickly.  The guy continues to kick-out videos at a record pace.

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Video- Shane Doan 5 & A Game For Boarding

Trevor Lewis of the LA Kings was the recipient of the hit.

thanks to gwyshynski for uploading the video

added 11:41pm, Watch the TSN version of the hit below…

added 11:58pm, Just shaking my head on this one, perhaps he should stick to the NBA…

from Eric Goldschein of the Sports Grid,

Shane Doan was thrown out of tonight’s Coyotes-Kings game for a boarding call that made a bloody mess out of Trevor Lewis’ face. But was he the victim of what the NHL would consider a “flop”? The NBA knows all about flopping, but hockey players wouldn’t know how to fake an injury if they tried. Unfortunately, this looks to be the exception.


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Match-Ups May Be Difficult For Phoenix

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

The Kopitar unit with Brown and Justin Williams murdered the Coyotes all night long with stretches in the Phoenix defensive zone and created numerous scoring chances aside from the two goals the line produced. The line combined for 15 shots, Brown leading the team with seven and Kopitar had six.

Know this: It’s going to be a short series unless the Coyotes find an answer for L.A.‘s top line. Martin Hanzal’s top line with Ray Whitney and Radim Vrbata were mostly matched up with Kopitar and it wasn’t a good result for the Coyotes.

“I didn’t see it as just the Kopitar line,” Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said. “I thought their whole team was better than our team.

“We weren’t close in that game. We got beat in every facet of the game. Hopefully we take some lessons from it and we can be better next game.”

Tippett mixed up his top two lines in the third period, putting Whitney with Antoine Vermette and Shane Doan to try to find an equalizer.


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LA Kings Take Game 1 Of Western Conference Finals

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.

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Open Post, Game 1 Western Conference Finals

The Phoenix Coyotes will be hosting the Los Angeles Kings tonight in the first game of the Western Conference Finals.

The puck will drop shortly after 8:00pm ET and can be watched on NBCSN, TSN and RDS.

Most of expect a close, low-scoring game tonight plus the ice conditions may be a factor.  Reports are the temperature nearing 105 degrees, but of course it is a dry heat.

Let’s hope it is an entertaining series and expect some big-body hits and collisions along the way.

added 9:12pm, Here’s is the Morris goal on Quick from center ice…




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We May See A Little Rust Tonight

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

Because Game 1 of the NHL’s Western Conference final between the Los Angeles Kings and Phoenix Coyotes has a 5 p.m. Pacific start time, both teams opted to skip the morning skates Sunday. Rather than drag their players unnecessarily to the rink early the team, the teams settled for short, but hard practices Saturday at the Jobing.com Arena, trying to shed the rust that accompanies their lengthy playoff layoffs.

The Kings have been off work since last Sunday, after sweeping the St. Louis Blues in four games. The Coyotes have been off since Monday, after eliminating the Nashville Predators in five games. Underdogs entering the round, both teams set the tone for their respective series by winning the first game.

Kings’ coach Darryl Sutter knows that so much time off this deep in the playoffs can take away a team’s edge. Often, at this time of year, a team can win or lose the series in the first game – because of the emotional leg-up that a win can provide.


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Attention Looks West

from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,

Welcome to the Duel in the Desert. The temperature hit 97 degrees as the Kings practiced here Saturday afternoon, but the climate for both teams has never been more hospitable.

“It’s an interesting time,” said Maloney, whose team has never reached the conference finals in its current home or its previous incarnation as the Winnipeg Jets.

“You can feel it in our marketplace, anyway, beating Nashville, getting to this stage. Just the city, the Valley, the attention that we’re getting, the media, newspapers, certainly radio and television, it’s second to none. It’s what we need to survive here.”

The Kings’ battle has been less about survival than establishing a tradition of success. Their history has been a mishmash of philosophies and rebuilding, of trading draft picks for veterans and then reversing course and building through the draft and then getting impatient when that didn’t immediately work, either.


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Complete Schedule For Conference Finals

NEW YORK (May 12, 2012)—The National Hockey League announced today the dates, start times and broadcast information for the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals, which begin Sunday, May 13, when the Phoenix Coyotes host the Los Angeles Kings at 8 p.m. ET.  The Eastern Conference Final will match the New York Rangers against the New Jersey Devils.  Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final will be Monday, May 14, at 8 p.m. ET. 

National rightsholders NBC and NBC Sports Network in the United States and CBC, TSN and RDS in Canada will provide exclusive national coverage throughout the Conference Finals. 

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First Two Conference Finals Games Announced

NEW YORK—The National Hockey League announced today the dates, start times and national television coverage for Games 1 and 2 of the Conference Final round of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Western Conference Final opens Sunday, May 13 in Glendale, Arizona, where the Phoenix Coyotes will host the Los Angeles Kings at Jobing.com Arena (8 p.m., ET, NBC Sports Network, TSN, RDS). Game 2 of the series will be played in Glendale on Tuesday, May 15, beginning at 9 p.m., ET.

Games 1 and 2 of the Eastern Conference Final will be played on Monday, May 14 and Wednesday, May 16, respectively, and pit the New Jersey Devils against the winner of the Conference Semifinal series between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals. That series currently is deadlocked at 3-3, with Game 7 set for Saturday night in New York (7:30 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network, CBC, RDS).

Should the Rangers advance, they would host the Devils in Games 1 and 2 of the Eastern Conference Final at Madison Square Garden in New York. Should the Capitals win, the Devils would host Washington in Games 1 and 2 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

Additional Conference Final schedule information will be released soon.

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We’ve Been Here Before

from Bob Miller at the Kings website,

It’s great to see that all Kings fans are having so much fun and excitement this playoff year. It’s nice to see because all of you have been so loyal and supportive all these years.

What strikes me about this playoff season is how similar it is to 19 years ago when the Kings last made it to the Conference finals and then to the Stanley Cup finals.

In 1993, just as this year, the Kings had a mediocre season, finished third in the Division and then got hot at the right time. Also that season, just as this year, the Kings opened all playoff series on the road: at Calgary in the Smythe Division Quarter-Finals, at Vancouver in the Division Semi-Finals and at Toronto in the Campbell Conference Finals. This season, so far, in opening all series on the road, the Kings are 5-0 as of this writing and are 7-0 on the road going back to two wins in San Jose last year.

In 1993 Kelly Hrudey was the hot goaltender for the Kings, with his blue headband flowing out from under his helmet. In addition to Hrudey, the Kings in that year, much like this season, got great contributions from everyone on the team. Players like Mike Donnelly, Warren Rychel, Alexei Zhitnik, Pat Conacher, Charlie Huddy, and rookie Darryl Sydor all chipped in to help out the more well known players. It’s the same this year, with outstanding contributions from rookies Dwight King, Jordan Nolan and Slava Voynov.


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