The Coyotes had the lead for two minutes and seven seconds. 2:07. That’s it.
Just after the Kings had allowed the Coyotes to skate through the neutral zone with ease on their opening goal from Daymond Langkow, Phoenix gave the favor right back. Dustin Brown fed Anze Kopitar from blue line to blue line, and Kopitar fooled young Coyotes defenseman Michael Stone, who pinched up just a little too far.
Kopitar made him pay for it, streaking free, accepting the gorgeous outlet pass from Brown and skating in clear on Mike Smith’s net. A little forehand-to-backhand move was all it took on the breakaway to beat the Phoenix netminder. It’s all it took to even the score up at 1-1. Justin Williams was credited with the secondary assist on Kopitar’s fifth goal of the playoffs.
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