May 20, 2012 10:30 am

Scouting the Coyotes

This is Game 4 in the best-of-seven, Western Conference Finals series between the Kings and the Phoenix Coyotes. The Kings lead the series 3-0. Based on yesterday’s practice, it seems likely that the Coyotes will regain the services of veteran defenseman Adrian Aucoin, who missed the first three games of this series due to injury. Martin Hanzal also returns from a one-game suspension, so the Coyotes are expected to reset their top two lines to the way they were at the start of this series. Phoenix will also try to balance out its group of centers, with Hanzal, then Antoine Vermette on the second line, Daymond Langkow on the third line and Boyd Gordon on the fourth line. 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…

The Arizona Republic’s Coyotes coverage

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

Keith Yandle-Derek Morris
Oliver Ekman-Larsson-Michal Rozsival
Rostislav Klesla-Adrian Aucoin

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
Brad Richardson-Colin Fraser-Jordan Nolan

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

Jonathan Quick
Jonathan Bernier

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