The Kings of the road have struck again.
Los Angeles won its sixth straight road game Sunday night, 4-2 in Phoenix, and in the process opened a 1-0 lead over the Coyotes in the Western Conference final. L.A. rolled up a 48-27 shot edge to pull within one road win of the NHL record for a single postseason.
"Their whole team was better than our team," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett told reporters. "We weren't close in that game. We got beat in every facet of the game. Hopefully, we take some lessons from it and get better for the next game."
Game Two is Tuesday in Phoenix. Bucky Gleason says Los Angeles looks better across the board. Take the Kings in six games.
Meanwhile, the puck drops on the Eastern Conference final tonight. The New York Rangers host their neighbors from New Jersey.
"This is a great time in everybody's lives," Devils goalie Martin Brodeur said. "We need to really take it all in. You never know when you're going to get back in the situation that you're going to play for a chance to go to the Stanley Cup finals. And playing against our biggest rival kind of puts a cherry on top."
Bucky says New York's Henrik Lundqvist prevails in this goalie war and takes the Rangers in seven games.