COLORADO AVALANCHE VS ST. LOUIS BLUES HOCKEY
Colorado Avalanche Derek Morris (53) pins St. Louis Blues' Alexander Khavanov into the boards in the first period at the Savvis Center in St. Louis on December 26, 2003. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
Dustin Brown scored the go-ahead goal in the third period Sunday and the Los Angeles Kings bested Phoenix 4-2 in the opener of the Western Conference finals.
Mike Smith turned aside 32-of-33 shots Monday and the Phoenix Coyotes advanced to the Western Conference finals with a series-clinching 2-1 win over Nashville.
Shane Doan's goal iced a 5-3 win for Phoenix Sunday and handed the Coyotes a 2-0 lead over Nashville in their Western Conference semifinal series.
Michal Handzus and Ryane Clowe scored in a shootout Saturday and the San Jose Sharks kept pace in the Western Conference with a 4-3 victory over Phoenix.
Radim Vrbata scored the decisive goal for the Phoenix Coyotes Tuesday in their 4-1 won over the Dallas Stars.
Mike Smith posted his second shutout of the season Saturday, turning aside 26 shots in the Phoenix Coyotes' 3-0 whitewash of Dallas.
Ilya Bryzgalov moved into fourth place in NHL shutouts this season while making 28 saves and carrying the Phoenix Coyotes to a 3-0 victory over Columbus.
Derek Morris scored to cap a three-goal Phoenix comeback effort Tuesday and the Coyotes notched a 4-3 victory over Columbus.
Bobby Ryan notched a hat trick for Anaheim and the Ducks scored five straight goals Saturday in their 6-4 victory over Phoenix.
Derek Morris had a goal and two assists Wednesday in the Phoenix Coyotes' 3-2 win over Detroit in Game 1 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series.
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