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Coyotes avoid elimination by Kings


The Phoenix Coyotes have extended the NHL's Western Conference finals, avoiding a four-game sweep with a crisp, 2-0 victory over the Kings in Los Angeles. Shane Doan did the scoring and Mike Smith was perfect as the Coyotes earned a return trip to Glendale, Arizona, for Game 5 on Tuesday.

Doan put Phoenix ahead to stay with a power-play goal with 5:41 left in the first period, then capped the scoring midway through the contest. That was more than enough offense for Smith, who stopped 13 shots in both the second and third periods and finished with 36 saves in his third playoff shutout.

Jonathan Quick handled 19 shots for the Kings, who lost for only the second time in 13 games this postseason.

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