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May 17, 2012 5:45 pm

Game 3: Kings 2, Coyotes 1 (FINAL)

It’s the Kings against the Phoenix Coyotes in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. All the action is on NBC Sports Network and on 1150-AM and affiliates, with all the game updates here as well, along with a live chat with Jim Fox…

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Smith.
Kings 2, Coyotes 1: The Kings took the lead 1:47 into the period, on a delayed-penalty situation. Trevor Lewis, in the corner, pushed the puck to Dwight King, who walked it out to the inside of the right circle and beat Smith with a sharp wrist shot. Jarret Stoll also picked up an assist.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Coyotes 28-19 to take a 3-0 series lead.

In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Smith.
Coyotes 1, Kings 0: The Coyotes took their first lead of the series just 1:03 into the period. A nice neutral-zone pass from Keith Yandle found Daymond Langkow, who got behind the Kings’ defense, got a step on Mike Richards and took a medium-range shot. Quick made the initial stop but the puck got through him and into the net. Derek Morris also picked up an assist.
Kings 1, Coyotes 1: The Kings’ first line came through to tie the game at the 3:10 mark, less than two minutes after the Coyotes’ goal. Dustin Brown found Anze Kopitar with a pass, and Kopitar skated in on a breakaway and beat Smith with a close-range backhand shot. Justin Williams also picked up an assist.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Coyotes 7-4. The Kings went 0-for-1 on the power play and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill.

Officials: Wes McCauley, Dan O’Halloran (referees); Steve Barton, Pierre Racicot (linesmen).
Lineups: Davis Drewiske, Colin Fraser, Andrei Loktionov and Kevin Westgarth are the Kings’ scratches.
In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Quick against the Coyotes’ Mike Smith.
End of period: The Coyotes outshot the Kings 11-8 in the period. The Kings went 0-for-1 on the power play and did not have a penalty kill.

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