The Los Angeles Kings continued their road dominance in the Western Conference playoffs, moving their road record to 6-0 this season with a convincing 4-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in Game 1.
But while LA out-shot Phoenix 48-27, the final outcome was in doubt until Dwight King scored on an empty-net goal at the 19:12 mark in the third.
The Coyotes scored a goal in each of the first two periods, but they couldn't match Dustin Brown's go-ahead goal at the 2:11 mark in the third period.
Brown received a nice outlet pass from Slava Voynov to get a break-away, which he converted with a wrist-shot from 33 feet out:
With early momentum in the series now firmly on their side, LA will try to sweep both games in Phoenix in Tuesday's Game 2.