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Wednesday, May 23, 2012



LA: Kopitar (SHG-11:13 - 1st) ,Doughty (11:06 - 2nd) ,Richards (13:43- 2nd),Penner (17:42- 1st Overtime)
PHX:   Pyatt (PPG- 4:20 - 1st),Pouliot (6:23 - 2nd), Yandle (16:23- 2nd)

LA: J.Quick (W)
 PHX: M.Smith  (L)

                 Last night in Phoenix, the Kings had a second chance to knock off the Coyotes to advance to the Stanley Cup Final. 4 minutes into the first with the Coyotes on the powerplay, Hanzal played the puck to Pyatt and he ripped a shot into the back of the net from the slot. 7 minutes later, the Coyotes were on another powerplay, this time the Kings would strike. Doughty got the puck at the point and he ripped a shot and it was deflected off of Kopitar in front and into the net to tie the game. In the first the shots were 9-6 Coyotes and the game was tied. 6 minutes into the second, Klesas shot was stopped but Pouliot was there to put home the rebound to give Phoenix the 2-1 lead. At the 11 minute mark of the second, Doughtys point shot beat Smith to tie the game.

              2 minutes later, Penners shot was stopped but Richards put home the rebound to give LA a 3-2 lead. Yandle would tie the game late in the second. The shots in the second were 20-10 LA. There was no score in the third and the shots were 16-13 Coyotes. 17 minutes into overtime, Carters shot from the right wing was stopped and the rebound went to the slot and Penner received the puck and fired it home. The Los Angeles Kings are going to the Stanley cup Final and they are the Western Conference Champions. "It's the biggest goal of my career so far," Penner said. "Hopefully, there are a couple more waiting in the finals."

              In overtime the shots were 12-6 LA. Overal the shots were 51-41 LA. In the win, Quick made 38 saves. "I have been knocked out in the first round a lot and you think it is going to feel better when you get to the next round, but I don't care when you get knocked out," Coyotes captain Shane Doan said. "It feels awful and you don't want to be a part of it and you wish you could keep going."In the loss, Smith made 47 saves."There hasn't been much success as an organization, but we've got an opportunity to play for the Cup," said Kings captain Dustin Brown. "But there's still a lot of work to be done." The Kings advance to the Cup Final for the first time since losing to Montreal in 1993

Written By Andrew Di Pardo


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