The Phoenix Coyotes can not afford to fall into a 0-2 hole in the NHL Western Conference finals. The NHL's hottest team, the Los Angeles Kings, beat the Coyotes 4-2 on Sunday in game one of the best-of-seven series.
Beating the Coyotes may be an understatement, dominating might be the better word. The Kings fired off 21 more shots and won 57 percent of the faceoffs in Sunday's game. This is the first time the Coyotes have trailed in the postseason.
Losing game two could cripple the Coyotes' chances to advance to the Finals, since 2005 in the NHL playoffs, 18 higher-seeded teams have fell in a 2-0 hole to the visiting team. Among these 18 teams, only three teams have recovered to win the series and advance to the next round.
Game Time: 6:00 p.m. PT
Location: Jobing.com Arena, Glendale, Arizona
TV Coverage: NBC Sports Network, TSN, RDS
Radio Coverage: XTRA Sports 910
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