The Phoenix Coyotes year-long slogan “Hockey the Hard Way” has been put in play again after the ‘Yotes fell to the Los Angeles Kings 4-2 in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale on Sunday night.
It’s the calm before the storm for the Phoenix Coyotes. After dispatching the Nashville Predators in the Western Conference Semi-Finals in five games, their next task is attempting to slow down the Los Angeles Kings who have rolled through the first two playoff series losing only once.
Every step forward, every goal achieved, every critic silenced has become the norm for the Phoenix Coyotes as they’ve methodically marched their way into the Stanley Cup Western Conference Finals and a matchup with the 8th seeded Los Angeles Kings starting this weekend in Glendale.
Diamondbacks Manager Kirk Gibson is looking for someone to step up offensively. Coming off a tough road trip, the Diamondbacks had more than their share off opportunities to come out on the winning side of games in just about every game they lost on the road trip.