Coyotes Vs. Kings Score: Shane Doan Gives Phoenix 1-0 Lead

Shane Doan’s never been this deep in the playoffs, so you know he’s not going to lie down despite his team’s 0-3 hole. First, Jonathan Quick made a bit of a mental error, playing a puck behind the net that would have been whistled down for icing. Sure, perhaps the Coyotes would have gotten to the puck first, but Quick probably should’ve allowed the race to play out.

Instead, he tried to wheel it around the boards, and that’s where Doan was to meet him. Doan leapt off his skates to try and stop the puck, but it snuck by to Ray Whitney. Whitney gave it back to Doan, who skated in on goal and whipped a backhand shot past Quick to give Phoenix the 1-0 lead.

Was it a bad penalty called against Justin Williams to put Phoenix on the power play? Absolutely. But the fact that they were a man down had just about nothing to do with the goal. Just a wonderful effort from Doan and Whitney to capitalize on a silly mistake from Quick.

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