May 15, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Phoenix Coyotes center Martin Hanzal (11) checks Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown (23) as Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith (41) looks on in the third period of game two of the Western Conference finals of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena. The Kings defeated the Coyotes 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-US PRESSWIRE
Already trailing two games to none in best-of-seven Western Conference Final, the Phoenix Coyotes will now have to play Game 3 without Martin Hanzal who was suspended for one game Wednesday.
The NHL suspended Hanzal for Game 3 of the series as a result of a boarding penalty he was assessed late in Game 2. With the Coyotes trailing 3-0 in the third period of Game 2, Hanzal received a major penalty and a game misconduct for boarding Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown.
Brown stayed down on the ice for a few seconds, but returned to the game following the incident. Game 3 of the series is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. ET on Thursday and will be played in Los Angeles.
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