Stanley Cup Playoffs 2012: Coyotes Face Must-Win Game 2 at Home vs. Kings

May 15th, 2012 by Nicholas Goss Leave a reply »
The Phoenix Coyotes must stop the Los Angeles Kings' dominance on the road in the 2012 NHL playoffs, or they will head to the Staples Center down 0-2 with their chances of making the Stanley Cup Finals all but gone.

Given how good Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick has been in the playoffs, the Coyotes have to win Game 2 at home, or this series will end very quickly.

The Kings were the better team in nearly every facet of Game 1, and the Coyotes know they are facing a very confident team.

Per ProHockeyTalk:

"They dominated,” said Phoenix captain Shane Doan.

“They’re a confident group right now. They feel they can win in every building. I think they’ve won six in a row on the road.”

One of the reasons Los Angeles is so confident right now is because Quick has been playing at an elite level throughout the playoffs and looks extremely poised in net.

The Coyotes' only two goals in Game 1 came from a fluke center-ice goal from Derek Morris and a lucky goal from Mikkel Boedker.

There aren't just a few areas the Coyotes need to improve in for Game 2; they need ...

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