Coyotes, Kings know each other well
If it holds true, the Western Conference Final series between the Phoenix Coyotes and Los Angeles Kings will be one that is not short on, shall we say, physicality?
"Obviously, this is playoff hockey, so we know what to expect," forward Boyd Gordon said. "I think it's going to be emotional and I think keeping your discipline is key.
"We haven't had a problem keeping our discipline, so far, so hopefully more of the same."
The Coyotes will need it, because they are facing a Los Angeles team that is playing as well as anyone in the NHL, having already dispatched both Vancouver and St. Louis, the top two seeds in the Western Conference, with relative ease.
But don't look at the Coyotes to be intimidated or nervous. After all, these teams squared off six times this season, with each winning three times.
Needless to say, their is little to learn on either side.
"Between pre-scouting and knowing their personnel and being in the same division, there really are no secrets," Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said. "You're going to have two teams that are going to play hard and each team is finding a way to win."
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