The puck dropped at 5:10pm in Phoenix, Arizona with control going to the Los Angeles Kings for the start of the first period of the National Hockey League’s Western Conference Finals. It is 102 degrees outside but cold in the Jobing.com Arena. Jonathan Quick is starting at goal for the Los Angeles Kings and Mike Smith for the Phoenix Coyotes.
Dustin Brown took the first shot at goal for the Kings at 1:17 but was blocked by Smith for his first save of the game. The Kings attack first, Anze Kopitar shoots the puck at net and puts the biscuit behind Mike Smith. The goal was unassisted and scored 3:53 seconds into the game. So far the Kings have five shots at goal to 0 by the Coyotes.
The Kings would strike again 6:18 into the period on Smith on the ice but was unable to lift the puck over the arm pit. Halfway through the period it has been controlled completely by the Los Angeles Kings. The Coyotes Daymond Langkow Â attempts to tie the game but Quick deflects the puck to the right of the ice.
The Coyotes would go on the power play and Trevor Lewis tries to take a short handed goal but Smith was able to handle it. The Coyotes would bring the puck back enter the zone crosses the ice and Radim Vrbata takes a shot at Quick and he remains perfect in the first period.
Brown again attempts two shots at Smith to stop the puck. The Kings remain in control and ties up Smith at the net but unable to get a shot away at the Coyotes goalie. The Coyotes find a way to tie the game at 13:26 when Derek Morris takes a shot from center ice and is able to get it past Quick with force in Â flight on the biscuit goes over Quicks in between the stick hand and leg. The goal was unassisted.
In the 18:00 Colin Fraser takes a shot at net but Smith was unable to put the biscuit in the basket. The Kings would win the face after as we get closer to one minute left in the period. Kings are able to get the puck back and Brown would take another shot at Smith and gets denied. Slava Voynov will get the rebound and also try but unable to get it past Smith.
Dustin Brown would get an interference penalty which bring the first period to an end. After one period of play we have a tied game.