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Arizona Coyotes’ win spoils Los Angeles Kings’ playoff hopes

“Not only did Duclair shrug off his slump, but his goal also emerged as the game-winner in a 2-1 win over the Kings on Sunday that held other significance – most chiefly the Coyotes snuffing out the Kings’ playoff chances as Los Angeles needed two points to remain in contention.”

Arizona Sports

Coyotes end Kings’ playoff hopes with road victory

“Not even a glimmer of hope to make the postseason could energize the Kings’ dismal offense, which was held to two goals or fewer for the ninth time in their last 11 games. Los Angeles rarely challenged Smith, who has won four straight at Staples Center, and its only goal came on a bizarre bounce in the third.”

SB Nation – Five for Howling

Arizona Coyotes eliminate LA Kings from Playoffs

“Statistically speaking it was not a fantastic night for Quick, however he made some excellent saves including an incredible save on Peter Holland in the first period. Despite the Kings’ season being on the line, Quick was truly the only King who looked interested in winning.”

Kings eliminated from playoff contention with loss

“While on the same power play, Ekman-Larsson passed the puck from the top of the right faceoff circle to Burmistrov, who was stationed near the left post. Quick got his right pad on Burmistrov’s first shot, but Burmistrov quickly shot the rebound into the net to make it 1-0 at 19:45 with his third goal in the past two games.”

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