Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Game Two-- Los Angeles at Phoenix -- May 15, 2012

It may be a little bit premature, but the growing consensus seems to be that the Coyotes remarkable run of success in the 2012 playoffs may finally have met its match.

Phoenix which has been rather  below the radar for hockey fans for most of their existence (except for those studious ones who follow the financial pages) jumped onto our TV screens this spring with two impressive rounds of success, taking them all the way to the Western Final, a destination that few probably suspected was theirs.

And while much of the same could be said for the Kings (sans the financial travails) the impressions from Game One seem to be that the Kings, who handily dispatched St. Louis and Vancouver in rounds one and two are still on a roll.

LA dominated all facets of Game One on Sunday, a convincing victory swaying both the dedicated and casual fan to their side it seems.  The prognostication from many being that the Kings will make quick work of Phoenix as they did St. Louis and Vancouver.

Time will of course tell if that's the case, but another convincing win tonight in Phoenix will certainly put the Kings in the drivers seat heading back home to LA.

Game Two-- Los Angeles 4 at Phoenix 0  

Los Angeles leads the series 2 games to 0

Previews and Reviews


Los Angeles Times-- Coyotes might have lost more than Game 2
Los Angeles Times-- Los Angeles Kings don't miss a trick in rolling to 2-0 series lead
Los Angeles Times-- Kings are showing their youth and talent in post-season run
Los Angeles Times-- Los Angeles Kings' determination was key in Game 1 ...
Los Angeles Daily News-- Move over Lakers and Clippers for this weekend's Staples Centre...
Los Angeles Daily News-- LA stays red hot in the desert
Los Angeles Daily News-- Rookie defenseman Voynov displays poise during playoffs
Arizona Republic-- Phoenix Coyotes routed by LA Kings in Game 2
Arizona Republic-- Phoenix Coyotes are going cold while losing their cool
Arizona Republic-- Phoenix Coyotes need to return for fans
Arizona Republic-- Los Angeles Kings' gritty play leaves Coyotes frustrated
Arizona Republic-- Phoenix Coyotes' discipline tested by rivalry
Globe and Mail-- Who knew the Kings had this much offensive depth?
Globe and Mail-- Kings of the road
Globe and Mail-- Staples Center hosting six playoff games in four days
National Post-- Kings keep rolling on the road with Game 2 win over Coyotes


Los Angeles Times-- Los Angeles Kings' determination was key in Game 1 ...
Los Angeles Times-- Kings send almost-instant message to Phoenix
Los Angeles Times-- Line of Dustin Brown-Anze Kopitar-Justin Williams tough to handle
Los Angeles Times-- Hot Kings prepare for Game 2 of West finals
Los Angeles Daily News-- Kings continue to push right buttons in Game 1 victory ...
Los Angeles Daily News-- Goalie is Quick to put mistake behind him
Los Angeles Daily News-- LA's game plan doesn't get deserted in victory over Coyotes
Arizona Republic-- Phoenix Coyotes looking in mirror entering Game 2 ...
Arizona Republic-- Phoenix Coyotes' Rusty Klesla playing through the pain
Arizona Republic-- Phoenix Coyotes have hands full with multiple threats ...
Arizona Republic-- Phoenix Coyotes loyalists still proudly howling after all these years
Globe and Mail-- Labarbera has unique insight on Quick - Smith goaltending duel
Globe and Mail-- Coyotes vow to improve after series opening flop
National Post-- Coyotes' run may be nearing an end

Previous items on this series

Game One

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