Kings, Coyotes to meet in conference finals

The Phoenix Coyotes beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 tonight, so it will be the Kings against the Coyotes in the Western Conference Finals, with a start date still to be determined. Wednesday is the soonest that all of the third-round series could be complete, while Saturday is the latest.

As for the regular-season series between the Kings and the Coyotes, it was all over the place. The Kings won twice in regulation and once in overtime, while the Coyotes won once in regulation, once in overtime and once in a shootout. The Kings went 2-1-0 against the Coyotes at home, and 1-0-2 at Phoenix.

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