Kings’ Anze Kopitar celebrates goal scored on Coyotes goalie Mike Smith Tuesday night in Glendale.
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Being in the driver’s seat isn’t always the best place to be in traffic-choked Los Angeles. But the Kings will take it.
L.A. is up 2-0 on the Phoenix Coyotes, the Stanley Cup dream of the latter in a bad place after the Kings and goalie Jonathan Quick blanked the Yotes 4-0 on Tuesday. The Western Conference final returns to Los Angeles for Games 3 and 4.
• Wednesday night: The New York Rangers aim to put the New Jersey Devils in a similar 2-0 hole in Game 2 at MSG.