May 17, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Phoenix Coyotes right wing Mikkel Boedker (89) is defended by Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll (28_ and goalie Jonathan Quick (32) during the second period of game three in the Western Conference finals of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Staples Center. The Kings defeated the Coyotes 2-1 to take a 3-0 series lead. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Shane Doan, Mike Smith Help Phoenix Coyotes Survive, Force Game 5

The Los Angeles Kings failed to advance to the Cup Final on Sunday, falling to the Phoenix Coyotes 2-0 in Game 5.

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Los Angeles Kings Tip Cap To Phoenix Coyotes, But Victory Is Inevitable

Odds were the Kings would finally lose a second game at some point. Coyotes stars Shane Doan and Mike Smith made sure that happened before it was too late.

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Illuminati Clearly At Work For Los Angeles Kings

The Kings came out of nowhere late in the regular season, picking up their game just in time to grab the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference. Since the end of the season, they've been a dominant force in the playoffs, going 11-1 through 12 postseason games thus far. They rolled through the No. 1 seed in five games, the No. 2 seed in four games and now, it looks like they're making easy work of the No. 3 seed Phoenix Coyotes.

Clearly, this is more than just a turn of fortune for the hockey team. There must be some higher force at work. Somebody is pulling the strings here, and even as you watch Game 4 from your seat at Staples Center or from your couch somewhere in the world, they're controlling things more than you realize.

See, you're witnessing a 0-0 game early in the first period. You watched the Coyotes kill off a penalty with ease. But according to the NHL's official game log -- the actual, official record of the game -- that's not what really happened. Behold, and click to enlarge:

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We first noticed this "mistake" about six minutes prior to hitting the publish button on this post. It's yet to change. Clearly, the fix is in. #illuminati

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Coyotes Welcome Martin Hanzal, Adrian Aucoin Back To Lineup In Game 4

The Phoenix Coyotes face elimination in Game 4 on Sunday afternoon, but they'll at least have some reinforcements. Phoenix gets Martin Hanzal back into the lineup after the forward served his one-game suspension in Game 3. Hanzal was forced to sit after his hit on Kings captain Dustin Brown in Game 2.

The Coyotes will also get defenseman Adrian Aucoin back in the lineup as well. He's missed the entire Western Conference Final thus far, and hasn't played since Game 5 of the Western Semifinals against the Nashville Predators. Aucoin's veteran presence and his defensive skill certainly boosts the Phoenix defense.

And, we're under way.

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