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Sunday’s Three Stars: Coyotes survive Game 4 vs. Kings

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No. 1 Star: Shane Doan, Phoenix Coyotes

 

The Coyotes captain beat Jonathan Quick twice in Game 4, leading Phoenix to a 2-0 victory to cut the Los Angeles Kings' series lead to 3-1. Doan's power-play goal in the first period and shot off the goal-cam in the second provided the Coyotes with all the offense they needed.

No. 2 Star: Mike Smith, Phoenix Coyotes

With a 36-save performance, Smith notched his third shutout of the postseason and backstopped the Coyotes to a fifth game of the conference final.

No. 3 Star: Trevor Lewis, Los Angeles Kings

 

The Kings forward tied Drew Doughty for the team lead with five shots on goal and led the team with five hits in the Game 4 loss, playing 13:32.

Honorable mention: Ray Whitney and Antoine Vermette had assists for the Coyotes. … Oliver Ekman-Larsson was a plus-1 in 24:53. ... Quick made 19 saves.

Conn Smythe Watch: 1. Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings; 2. Dustin Brown, Los Angeles Kings; 3. Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers; 4. Ilya Kovalchuk, New Jersey Devils; 5. Brad Richards, New York Rangers; 6. Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings; 7. Mike Smith, Phoenix Coyotes; 8. Mike Richards, Los Angeles Kings; 9. David Clarkson, New Jersey Devils; 10. Dan Girardi, New York Rangers

Dishonorable mention: The Kings were 0 for 6 on the power play and gave up a power-play goal. … The Coyotes took eight minor penalties.

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