NHL Playoffs 2012: Arizona's Shane Doan Avoids Suspension For Trevor Lewis Hit

The Los Angeles Kings are red hot on the ice as of late, but the Phoenix Coyotes got a bit of a break on Wednesday with the news that captain Shane Doan will not be suspended for his hit on Trevor Lewis during game two of their current series.

Per the NHL's Senior VP of Player Safety Brendan Shanahan on Twitter:

Doan told reporters this after the game about the hit on Lewis:

"I mean, he [Lewis] turns, he looks right at me," Doan said. "I didn't even look at him again. I was looking down at the puck because I was trying to poke the puck free. He turns away as I'm coming in.''

The Kings still find themselves in prime position this series, holding the 2-0 advantage early in the set.

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