Doan, Coyotes Up 1-0 On Kings After First Period

The Los Angeles Kings doubled up the Coyotes in shots, but it's the Coyotes who headed to the locker room with the 1-0 lead after the first period.

Captain Coyote, Shane Doan, beat Jonathan Quick high, stick-side after receiving a pass from Ray Whitney at 14:19 of the first period. It was Doan's fourth goal of the playoffs, and has given the Coyotes a rare lead.

The Coyotes held the lead for only 2:07 in Game 3 before Anze Kopitar tied the game up. That was the first time the Kings had been down in a game since their Game 1 matchup with the St .Louis Blues.

The Coyotes only managed five shots on goal, despite having three power play opportunities. The man-advantage unit has struggled all year, but Doan's goal brings a glimmer of hope. If the Coyotes want to avoid the sweep they will have to convert on the power play.

It's that simple.

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