Doughty

Liveblog: Kings beat Coyotes 4-0, head home with series stranglehold

C’mon, did you really think Kyle Chipchura was going to the Stanley Cup final.
The 4-0 L.A. win probably was the last hockey game played in Phoenix this season.
Or maybe forever.
The Kings are 10-1 in the playoffs and have won seven road games in a row.
They have not trailed since the opening game of the St. Louis series, when David Backes’ goal put the Kings down 1-0 … for 7:42.
The Kings have scored 34 playoff goals and allowed 16.
Jeff Carter came to life with a hat trick in Game 2.
Phoenix captain Shane Doan and Martin Hanzal got game misconducts and could face further discipline.
It was a great run for the NHL’s poor relations this spring, but the Western Conference final smells an awful lot like Over.

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Parise

Liveblog MIA

It's Hookey Night in Canada.
Your faithful live blogger will not be in his suburban basement offering breathless commentary on the opening game of what should be

Kopitar

Liveblog: Kings take opener 4-2 in Phoenix

Dwight King scored twice, including an empty-netter, as Los Angeles continued its relentless march through the 2012 playoffs. The Kings are 9-1, 6-0 on the road. They outshot the home-ice

Henry

Liveblog: Rangers beat Caps 2-1, advance to Eastern Conference final

Roman Hamrlik, of all people made it interesting. The ancient defenceman made the third period interesting after Michael Del Zotto gave the Rangers what seemed to be an insurmountable

Richards

Liveblog: Caps beat Rangers 2-1, force Game 7

Only one semi-final series goes the limit. And it should be a great Saturday night in New York City. A late goal by Marian Gaborik made it interesting, but this

Devils celebrate

Liveblog: Devils beat Flyers 3-1, advance to Eastern Conference final

Say goodnight, Kate Smith. God bless parity. Another top seed is out of the playoffs. Ilya Kovalchuk, who is having great playoffs, fired a rocket past Ilya Bryzgalov on a New

Brodeur

Liveblog: Devils win 4-2, Flyers on the brink

Dainius Zubrus scored twice, including the winner and an empty-netter. Martin Brodeur wons on his 40th birthday ... and gets an assist on Zubrus's second goal. The Devils had a

Torts

Liveblog: Capitals 3 Rangers 2 – series tied

Mike Green, who's had a quiet series, blasted one through Henrik Lundqvist on a Washington power play for the only goal of the third period and a 3-2

Devils celebrate

Liveblog: Kovalchuk stars in Devils 4-3 OT win

After missing Game 2 with a back injury, Ilya Kovalchuk returned to the New Jersey lineup and racked up a goal and two assists in the Devils 4-3

Clarkson

Liveblog: Devils beat Flyers 4-1, even series

No Ilya Kovalchuk? No problem. New Jersey dominated the home team – the Flyers went 18:30 without a shot on goal in the second period – and got three unanswered