Coyotes Vs. Kings, 2012 NHL Playoffs Game 1: Game Tied 1-1

The Los Angeles Kings dominated the Phoenix Coyotes for most of the first period, but all they have to show for it is a 1-1 tie thanks to an unbelievable goal from Derek Morris.

At the 13:26 mark in the first period, Morris caught Jonathan Quick sleeping, firing a laser beam from center ice that Quick never really picked up:

LA controlled the puck for most of the first period, pressuring Mike Smith early and getting 16 shots on goal to only 4 from Phoenix.

The Kings drew first blood, with Dustin Brown drawing three defenders near the Coyotes net and dishing to the open Anze Kopitar, who whistled a back-handed shot past Mike Smith at the 3:53 mark in the first period:

Both teams successfully killed penalties in the game's first 20 minutes, with the Coyotes surviving a 2:00 minute roughing penalty on Smith right after Kopitar's goal and the Kings surviving a 2:00 minute high-sticking penalty on Matt Greene.

For more on the Coyotes, check in with Five For Howling and SB Nation Arizona. For more on the Los Angeles Kings, check in with SB Nation Los Angeles and Jewels From The Crown.

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