May 17, 2012 4:30 pm

Scouting the Coyotes

This is Game 3 in the best-of-seven, Western Conference Finals series between the Kings and the Phoenix Coyotes. The Kings lead the series 2-0. Coyotes coach Dave Tippett didn’t tip his hand as to what exactly his line combinations will look like tonight, other than to confirm that forward Marc-Antoinie Pouliot will replace the suspended Martin Hanzal. Pouliot has appeared in five games in this postseason, with one assist, and played in 13 regular-season games. The Coyotes are expected to stay with the same group on defense. Adrian Aucoin continues to skate but apparently is not yet ready to play, so Michael Stone will remain in the Coyotes’ lineup. The Coyotes are 4-1 on the road in this postseason, and the Coyotes went 20-14-7 on the road in the regular season. For the latest on the Coyotes, check out the coverage from The Arizona Republic, followed by the possible lineups for the Coyotes and the Kings…

[UPDATE: Paul Bissonnette is also expected to play for Phoenix, in place of Gilbert Brule.]

The Arizona Republic’s Coyotes coverage

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COYOTES LINEUP
Ray Whitney-Antoine Vermette-Shane Doan
Taylor Pyatt-Daymond Langkow-Radim Vrbata
Mikkel Boedker-Boyd Gordon-Lauri Korpikoski
Paul Bissonnette-Marc-Antoine Pouliot-Kyle Chipchura

Keith Yandle-Derek Morris
Oliver Ekman-Larsson-Michal Rozsival
Rostislav Klesla-Michael Stone

Mike Smith
Jason LaBarbera

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KINGS LINEUP
Dustin Brown-Anze Kopitar-Justin Williams
Dustin Penner-Mike Richards-Jeff Carter
Dwight King-Jarret Stoll-Trevor Lewis
Kyle Clifford-Brad Richardson-Jordan Nolan

Rob Scuderi-Drew Doughty
Willie Mitchell-Slava Voynov
Alec Martinez-Matt Greene

Jonathan Quick
Jonathan Bernier

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