Kings-Coyotes First Period Update: Shane Doan Puts 'Yotes Up 1-0

The captain came through for Phoenix, as Shane Doan beat Jonathan Quick on a power play -- only the fourth goal the defensively dominant Kings have allowed this series.

Doan's tally came somewhat against the run of play, to borrow a term from soccer. The Kings had more shots, leading 9-4, and had a variety of good opportunities, but the Coyotes capitalized on their second power play of the day. Justin Williams got called for a somewhat unfortunate interference call, and a miscommunication between Jonathan Quick and his defenders on a potential icing call led to Ray Whitney earning the puck.

Whitney shoveled the puck to Doan, who was behind net, and maneuvered in front of the goal before going high and stick-side with a backhand to beat Quick. The Kings have had a knack for bouncing back after giving up goals -- they went down first in Game 3 -- we'll see whether the Coyotes can keep up with their good start and hand the 8-seed their second loss of the Stanley Cup Finals and maybe provide a challenge in an unbelievably smooth playoffs for Los Angeles.

For all news and information regarding the Phoenix Coyotes, please visit Five for Howling or stop by SB Nation Arizona. For updates and perspective on the Los Angeles Kings, head on over to Jewels From The Crown and SB Nation Los Angeles.


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