LA Kings conquer West, await Cup final opponent


LOS ANGELES (AP) – The crowd was dozens deep and hundreds wide, screaming and chanting and surrounding the Los Angeles Kings' cars as they drove home after writing another improbable chapter in the big, mostly empty book that holds their franchise

The Kings beat the third-seeded Coyotes the same way they mowed through the Canucks and Blues: A methodical attack, excellent penalty killing and the occasional dose of game-saving

Scoring the first goal of the game has been a subplot in the Kings' playoff success so far. Before Game 3 against Phoenix, the Kings had scored the first goal in eight of their 11 games. The Coyotes scored the first goal in

Brown, the Los Angeles' Kings captain, caught Rozsival at the LA blue line with a body check that left the Coyotes defenseman unable to continue. After lying on the ice for several minutes, he was helped to the dressing room.

On Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Phoenix Coyotes in overtime to clinch the Western Conference title and advance to the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup final. The Kings will now get to sit back and watch the

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