The Los Angeles Kings are in search of their eighth consecutive road playoff victory, but after two periods in Glendale things are all even. Dwight King scored on a breakaway for the Kings in the second period, but was answered by Mikkel Boedker in the final two minutes. The Kings and the Phoenix Coyotes are tied 2-2 after two periods in Game 1 of the NHL Western Conference Finals Sunday night at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale.
The Kings got a two-on-one breakaway, with Mike Richards feeding King for the go-ahead goal at 8:02 of the second period. It was the second goal of the postseason for King.
The Kings were the aggressors in the first period with a 16-4 shot advantage, and continued the assualt on Mike Smith in the second, outshooting Phoenix 17-14.
Boedker's goal came with 1:55 remaining in the second period. Jonathan Quick has saved 16 of 18 shots for the Kings through 40 minutes. Smith has saved 31 of 33 shots.
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