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2012 NHL Playoffs: Coyotes' Shane Doan Avoids Suspension For Hit On Kings' Trevor Lewis

The Phoenix Coyotes got themselves a bit of break on Wednesday as it has been reported that captain Shane Doan will avoid a suspension for his hit on the Los Angeles Kings' Trevor Lewis in game two of their NHL playoff series.

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

Doan told reporters this after the game about the hit:

"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.''

Great break for Arizona, now the Coyotes just have to figure out a way to get a win against the Kings.

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