Kings vs. Coyotes: Game 2 Highlights, Twitter Reaction and Analysis

May 15th, 2012 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »
Another two up, another two down for the Los Angeles Kings, who dominated the Phoenix Coyotes on their way to a 4-0 win in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals and are now within two games of the 2012 Stanley Cup finals.

The victory extended their playoff road winning streak to nine, dating back to last season, tying the 1982-83 New York Islanders for the longest such run in NHL history. Their overall streak of seven games this postseason also tied the mark of 2010 Chicago Blackhawks. And as Dan Rosen over at notes, "Of course, the 2010 Blackhawks, 1982 Islanders and 1983 Islanders have the same thing in common -- they all won the Stanley Cup."

Jeff Carter made the Kings feel much better about swapping him in for Jack Johnson at the trade deadline by scoring his first LA hat trick. Two of those goals came in the second period, the latter of which deflected off his skate and past Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith.

That goal came as the result of Phoenix's frustration, built up on the other end of LA's pesky energy and puck-chasing mentality. Shane Doan was tossed from the game with 3:31 left in the second period for boarding Trevor Lewis, shor ...

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