Thursday, May 17, 2012

Game Three-- Phoenix at Los Angeles -- May 17, 2012

Three rounds into the Stanley Cup marathon and the he LA Kings continue to roll on,  the Phoenix Coyotes just the latest of NHL teams to find the Kings nearly unbeatable, a most dominating force on the ice and looking well placed to make it a short stop in round three on their way to the Stanley Cup Final.

LA has taken a commanding 2 game to 0 lead over the Coyotes, looking very impressive on their way towards those two victories, the Coyotes looking very much like a team that has finally hit a wall, with little left in their tank, or few answers to the challenges the Kings have presented.

Beyond losing on the scoreboard, the Coyotes seem to be losing their composure as well, frustration penalties and dangerous hits marking much of Game 2, one hit providing for a suspension for Martin Hanzal of one game, a most untimely development for the Coyotes but one clearly self inflicted.

By the time Hanzal can pull on a uniform again, his team may very well be down 3 games to 0, his return maybe be just in time for the post game handshakes after a Kings sweep of the series.

Game Three-- Phoenix Coyotes 2 at Los Angeles Kings 3 

Los Angeles leads the series 3 games to 0

Previews and Reviews


Los Angeles Times-- Starting with Dwight  King, Darryl Sutter playing to Kings' strength
Los Angeles Times-- Kings one win away from Stanley Cup Final
Los Angeles Times-- Kings Dustin Brown,  Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams deliver
Los Angeles Daily News-- After 19 years, it's nearly Cup time in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Daily News-- Rookie Dwight King scores fourth goal of series ...
Los Angeles Daily News-- Rookies producing in big way
Arizona Republic-- Coyotes lose Game 3 to Los Angeles, face 3-0 series deficit
Arizona Republic-- Several issues have Phoenix Coyotes coach Dave Tippet frustrated
USA Today-- Tippet: Embellishment turning game 'dishonest'
USA Today-- Kings beat Coyotes 2-1, take 3-0 lead
Globe and Mail-- Kings win again, one win away from Stanley Cup final
Globe and Mail-- Tippet strikes sour note after Game 3 loss
National Post-- Kings drop Coyotes to take chokehold on series


Los Angeles Times-- What a short strange trip it has been for the Kings
Los Angeles Times-- Who's the fairest in La La land, the Kings.
Los Angeles Times-- Coyotes Martin Hanzal to sit out game for hit on Kings' Dustin Brown
Los Angeles Times-- Staples Centre has a full dance card this weekend
Los Angeles Daily News-- Kings try to maintain their edge against Phoenix...
Los Angeles Daily News-- Move over Lakers and Clippers...
Arizona Republic-- Phoenix Coyotes aim to bounce back against Los Angeles Kings
Arizona Republic-- Phoenix Coyotes must live up to their slogan in order to survive
Arizona Republic-- Phoenix Coyotes' Martin Hanzal out for Game 3 ...
USA Today--  Coyotes have an uphill battle against Kings
USA Today-- Kings stirring memories of Gretzky glory days in L. A.
Globe and Mail-- Desperate Coyotes hoping to find offence on the road
Globe and Mail-- The human cost of keeping the Phoenix Coyotes
National Post-- Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick always had star potential...

Previous Items on this series

Game One
Game Two

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