Kings, Coyotes head for round 2?
Will tomorrow’s game be Round 2? The Dustup in the Desert? Acrimony in Arizona? The Fracas near the Cactus? Probably not. The Kings are Phoenix Coyotes are only four days removed from their meeting at Staples Center, in which there were four fights and a handful of hits and that tip-toed the line of being questionable. The Coyotes picked up a huge 1-0 victory in that game, which will probably serve as more motivation for the Kings than anything involving hits or fights. Darryl Sutter didn’t put much stock in the suggestion that there might be some carryover, in terms of the rough stuff, from the previous game.
SUTTER: “Other than the fighting, I don’t think it was (very physical). I don’t think Mike Smith and Anze Kopitar is going to go down as one we’re going to go to Vegas for. Heck, the way they talked about it afterward, it sounded like they were buddies. I thought maybe there was something else going on there. They were calling each other by their nicknames. That’s how physical that was. [laughs] … That’s a real side story. The more important thing is, we didn’t win the game. They scored a big goal and we didn’t.’’