Liveblog: Kings win 4-3 in OT, advance to Cup final

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Dustin Penner ends a great game a little over 17 minutes into OT.
Los Angeles advances to the Stanley Cup final for the first time since 1993.
The series will begin May 30.
Phoenix battled to the end, but the Kings are unbeaten on the road, 8-0 in these playoffs.

A capacity crowd in Glendale were treated to a dandy in the desert.

The game had 92 shots on goal, 98 hits, temper tantrums in OT and a less-than-warm handshake line.

And let’s hope some of that wide-open style carries over to the final.

278 Comments

  1. boing007 says:

    Coyotes played with a lot of heart, but were severely challenged in the goal-producing department.

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  2. Newf_Habster says:

    Freakin’ Yeah! The evil name of Gary Buttman will NOT be on the Stanley Cup this year! Whoooooooo!

  3. jols101 says:

    Wow, it’s not like Brown clubed a baby seal to death at center ice.
    There’s been dirtier hits in almost every game of the Playoffs. Hope Roseval is OK but this wasn’t bloody murder, everyone needs to relax…

  4. sane hockey fan says:

    The habsinsideout circlejerk is alive and well tonight. Yeah the Brown hit was dirty. But so were hits by Doan and Hanzel earlier in the series. This stuff happens on both sides. Had the Coyotes won, Brown may very well have been suspended. Unfortunately, Phoenix was outplayed for a large majority of the series and in the end, the Kings deserved to win.

    • The Dude says:

      L.A. ate the coyote all series….4 – 1,NO CONTEST!

    • Un Canadien errant says:

      shf, no one is posting that the Brown hit was dirty AND the hits by Doan and Hanzel were fine. So your point is irrelevant.

      The outrage you sense and misapprehend is about seeing YET ANOTHER dirty hit that was not punished by the refs, in a long line of other hits and dangerous plays that weren’t punished. You’re sensing frustration, exasperation at the futility of the NHL’s attempts to referee its games, enforce its own rules, and provide the fans with a spectacle that will dazzle the eye and capture the heart, with skill and flair. Instead we get trench warfare and thuggery.

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  5. otter649 says:

    Hopefully Rosival is not seriously injured as he is a UFA this summer not much of demand for his services if he has a serious injury as an older player……

  6. shootdapuck says:

    Maclean is now saying it wasn’t a dirty hit!

    So pathetic!

    If I hadn’t seen better it would be certain that Buttman’s fixers Chris F Lee and Kevin F Pollock were involved in this debacle together!

  7. Un Canadien errant says:

    Ron MacLean now saying the knee on knee by Dustin Brown wasn’t intentional. Ridiculous. Whenever a player lines another one up like that, face-to-face, the intended target always moves out of the way and the knee-on-knee results.

    This type of play should be a strict liability offence: if you cause a knee-on-knee, you’re ejected and suspended. Like when you clear the puck into the stands or jump off the bench to start a fight. The referee shouldn’t have to read the offending player’s thoughts and factor in whether he’s a good guy and what the score of the game is.

    If players know that they’ll be punished, they won’t persist on trying to low-percentage probability bodycheck. When the guy ducks, you let him go instead of sticking out your knee or elbow. Better yet, don’t line a guy up face to face. It won’t work, the guy will see you coming, and more often than not, you’ll get suspended.

    Why is it so hard for the NHL to get that?

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  8. 24moreCups says:

    How about signing Taylor Pyatt?

  9. Rob says:

    Wow! Proof, once again, that when it comes to sport, there is no such thing as karma or sports gods. Disgusting knee on knee by Brown.

    The Montreal Canadiens: sporting the best AND worst fans since 1909!

    • Rob says:

      and of course the CBC approves! disgusting

      The Montreal Canadiens: sporting the best AND worst fans since 1909!

    • sane hockey fan says:

      Common, what about Doans hit from behind or the Hanzal hit from behind? Wheres the karma there? Yotes were outplayed the entire series.

      • Rob says:

        not disputing that. And the Kings deserve to win the series. But for them to win immediately after a dirty dirty hit is just cruel for the Coyotes and their fans, and another example of the lack of karmic justice in sport. Kinda like Chara raising the Cup the year he almost ends a guys career. That’s all i’m saying.

        I believe in living the right way and always doing the right thing. I believe that if people abide by this way of living, it translates to the best possible outcome for everyone. However, sport is the one realm where I have never seen this way of living rewarded. The cheaters, the dirty teams, the people who break the rules, always seem to come out on top. it’s unfortunate

        The Montreal Canadiens: sporting the best AND worst fans since 1909!

      • shootdapuck says:

        Were penalties called on Doan ?

        Was Hanzal suspended?

        The non calls are what is disgusting!

        Instant replay of the Broons last year! Two sets of rules so they can win!

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      • habsavvy says:

        the LA player was ok and got up.
        Rozival was seriously injured and hois career in doubt!

  10. What a year not to make the playoffs, these teams all Suck!

    I’m still laughing at the 2012 playoffs.

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  11. shootdapuck says:

    Butman’s wet dream is half way!

  12. commandant says:

    I leave you with a fresh off the press, Scott Kosmachuk profile as I head to bed.

    http://lastwordonsports.com/2012/05/23/nhl-draft-prospect-profile-47-scott-kosmachuk/

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  13. H.Upmann says:

    Fack diese scheiss! I want the Devils to hand it to these guys

  14. C-Sword says:

    Isn’t Brown contract ending this season? The Habs should go after him.

  15. kempie says:

    Brutal. Just Sofa King brutal.

    • Un Canadien errant says:

      Sofa King We Todd Did.

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  16. commandant says:

    Ridiculous, no call, and 10 seconds later they score the series winner.

    Refs should be ashamed.

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  17. The Dude says:

    And that Penner goal was for all the winners here that thought he was a loser…hah!

  18. Un Canadien errant says:

    Fight in the handshake line?

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    In the very long view, it is important that kids growing up in Québec love the Canadiens and recognize themselves in the team, and a bit of the team in themselves. There must be a strong, visceral, emotional connection between the fans and leurs Glorieux.

    http://relentlessineptitude.blogspot.com/

    • Un Canadien errant says:

      CBC missed it, I wanted to see Shane Doan shake with Dustin Brown.

      ———————————
      In the very long view, it is important that kids growing up in Québec love the Canadiens and recognize themselves in the team, and a bit of the team in themselves. There must be a strong, visceral, emotional connection between the fans and leurs Glorieux.

      http://relentlessineptitude.blogspot.com/

  19. EricInStL says:

    The handshake line should be interesting

  20. shootdapuck says:

    A dirty hit and no call AGAIN!

  21. otter649 says:

    Cheap Shot Brown…..

  22. shootdapuck says:

    And then there were two behind Tippett!

  23. HardHabits says:

    Doughty isn’t into the Live Blog either.

  24. H.Upmann says:

    Hahahah timo! But seriously… Never knew the flavours in the desert were so… delectable?

  25. shootdapuck says:

    Gutless officials should have been 10 as well!

  26. JayK-47 says:

    Yes Doughty, feel the anger. Let it course through your veins.

  27. EricInStL says:

    Here comes that 1 shot on net that gets the winner….

  28. shootdapuck says:

    Long and Large right out of a porno!

  29. HardHabits says:

    Smith looking behind him.

  30. shootdapuck says:

    One sided officiating isn’t helping the Coyotes either!

  31. Timo says:

    Thats another missed call

  32. H.Upmann says:

    Gawd that’s a nice view behind Coyotes bench. Let’s keep this series alive!

  33. shootdapuck says:

    Wonder why Slats gave up on Roseval?

    He plays like rosebud!

  34. EricInStL says:

    Obviously the Coyotes are going to score on their first shot on net

  35. Timo says:

    You guys on the east coast are still awake? Heck of a game. My first in probably a couple of weeks.

    My picks are Stall for LA and Bedcker (sp) for Yotes.

  36. shootdapuck says:

    Boone, those thousand emails from the Crackberry chick are no doubt smiley faces, LOL, and such.

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  37. commandant says:

    This game will probably go on for a long double overtime, just what Boone wants, I’m sure.

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  38. Ghosts of the Forum says:

    Been stuck in an airport waiting for a friend’s delayed flight for three hours – you’re saving my life right now Mr. Boone

  39. shootdapuck says:

    Phoenix back-end looks spent!

    Roseval looks like he’s skating on mud!


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