Jeff Carter Nets Hat Trick as Kings Take 2-0 Series Lead on Coyotes


May 16, 2012

Jeff Carter Nets Hat Trick as Kings Take 2-0 Series Lead on CoyotesGLENDALE, Ariz. — Jeff Carter scored three goals, Jonathan Quick stopped 24 shots and the Los Angeles Kings matched an NHL record with their seventh straight road playoff victory, beating the Phoenix Coyotes 4-0 Tuesday night to take control of Western Conference finals.

Los Angeles dominated the opener and was even better in Game 2, withstanding Phoenix's initial push and string of penalties for a 2-0 series lead.

Dwight King scored his third goal in two games, and Quick tied a team record with his third career playoff shutout to give the Kings a dominating lead heading into Game 3 Thursday night in Los Angeles.

The Kings have won nine straight road playoff games in two seasons, matching the NHL record set by the New York Islanders from 1982-83. The Islanders won the Stanley Cup both of those years. Read the complete story here.

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