Liveblog: Coyotes beat Kings 2-0 in elimination game


Los Angeles hadn’t lost since Game 4 of the Kings’ opening series against Vancouver.
Shane Doan scored twice and Mike Smith made 36 saves to hang a goose egg on the Kings in their own building.
It was Smith’s third shutout of the postseason.
The Coyotes have been outshot in 13 of the 15 playoff games they’ve played.
But the Western Conference final is going back to the desert.

The Kings had not been shutout in these playoffs.

L.A.’s punchless power play went 0-for-6.

Feature on Jarred Tinordi


  1. The Cat says:

    Im not sure Quick is the most flexible goalie in the NHL, maybe the best one, cause Mathieu Garon is circus-freak flexible, gumby-like.

    [Disclaimer]: I’m a hockey fan. I care about the habs, but probably not as much as you.

  2. NoTinFoilCups says:

    Not sure if this got posted earlier in the thread. Trevor Timmins thoughts on the upcoming draft. In a general way that is!
    Scroll to the bottom of the article.

  3. shootdapuck says:

    Normand, local knowledge gained from “boots on the ground experience” and having ex Winnipeg Jets acquaintances still in the Coyotes front office.

    Also having been a Habs season ticket holder until 1979-1980

  4. Adidess says:

    I remember thinking this was really splitting hairs…

    There are 23 players on the roster. It’s hard writing an entire column about why trading one of them is a good idea (saying he’s no Eric Carlson), detailing whom you want in return, then turn around and convincingly argue you’re not actually saying they should trade him. Those who said FG wanted to give PK away may have been off. To argue he wasn’t making a case for trading Subban is equally off base. What would have been the point of the opinion piece then?

    It shows we have nothing major to chew on that we’re retrying this case, but this may have been the one instance where I remember disagreeing strongly with you. Sounds like no big disagreement at all right now -)

  5. Adidess says:

    On iPhone, sorry can’t do direct replies. That’s fair, and although I like Subban a lot, I would strongly disagree but not take issue with, offence to, what you said then.

    If I remember correctly, you were arguing something along the lines of ‘only those who don’t read French would find that FG was in fact advocating trading PK’. Paraphrasing…

    As a regular reader of SLR on Cyberpresse/La Presse and somebody quite familiar with his work as well as his views, I took issue with that at the time. Now I realize you were simply aggreeing with FG’s position, not necessarily saying he didn’t advocate trading PK.

    I any case, I enjoyed reading your posts and appreciate that you contribute to a good balance on the elaborate side of regulat comments on HIO.

    • Un Canadien errant says:

      I think the main point of contention was many posters believing that Mr. Gagnon was advocating getting rid of P.K., riding him out of town out on a rail. I remember doing a detailed paraphrase of the column to show that he’s not condemning him, just analyzing what trading chips the Canadiens have, and which one would be best to cash in.

      He stated quite clearly, with examples, that he didn’t mean dumping him, but swapping him to improve the club. That got lost in translation, literally, and lots of posters responded emotionally to what they thought was a personal attack on their favourite player.

      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.

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