Prediction Panel: Mar. 19

Kings' Prediction PanelRyan from Make Way For The Kings

Score: Kings 3, Coyotes 1

Reason: The goaltending will remain hot for the home side.

Record: 16-7

Perfect prediction: 3 (2/5, 2/27, 3/9)

Andros from LA Kings Fight Night

Score: Kings 3, Coyotes 1.

Reason: Doughty will get 1

Record: 16-7

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/5)

Reed from Crowned Royal

Score: Kings 4, Coyotes 1

Reason: Since I've mailed in my last dozen or so predictions, for anyone who is bored enough to want to read a more extensive analysis on the backend of this double header, here ya go:

Running off a three game shutout streak (that is, that they haven't scored in 3 games), out of sheer luck they'll put one in tonight. But they don't have an answer to this Kings lineup. Doan, Torres, and Hanzal try to throw their weight around, but the Kings are bigger. Sullivan, Boedker, and Korpikoski try to dangle through the Kings defense, and on the rare chance they succeed, they cannot penetrate whoever is in the Kings' net. Conversely, whoever is in the Coyotes' net cannot stop the onslaught brought on either by Kopitar, Carter, Richards, and now Toffoli's skill, or by Clifford, Brown, King, or Lewis's grit.

The only way Phoenix has a prayer is if Shane Doan takes over like he did in Game 4 of the WCF, but this year he seems to have learned his playing style from his linemate Raffi Torres. He throws checks that seem to only have revenge as a motivator, not to constructively disrupt or create a hockey play, so there should be zero fear of this actually happening. Mike Smith, (like Nashville's, the 2011-12 St. Louis, and Ottawa's current goaltenders) has hidden behind a sound team defensive structure, and when this breaks down his infallibility is opaque. This current Phoenix Coyotes team simply cannot compete with this Los Angeles Kings team, and will lose 9 out of 10 games to them.

Record: 15-8

Paul from Kings News Daily

Score: Kings 2, Yotes 3

Reason: Hey, stick with what's working I say. I'll be the sacrificial lamb.

Record: 13-10

Perfect prediction: 1 (3/11)

Jesse from All The Kings Men

Score: Kings 4 Coyotes 2

Reason: Both Games.  Kings Rule

Record: 13-10

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/17)

Hipcheck from Lets Go Kings

Score: Kings 4, Coyotes 0

Reason: The Kings are in Coyotes head now, and in the heads of the children, and their children's children. Each line gets a goal....including Fraser.

Record: 13-10

Perfect prediction: 1 (2/25)

Jon from Kings News Daily

Score: Kings 5, Coyotes 1

Reason: Two consecutive days of Shane Doan kissing my ass would be perfect.

Record: 13-10

Surly Jacob from Surly And Scribe

Score:

Reason:

Record: 12-11

Perfect prediction: 1 (1/25)

Some bald guy

Score: Kings 4, Coyotes 0

Reason: I don't wanna say why. Let's just say a little birdie told me.

Record: 12-11

Perfect prediction: 2 (2/16, 3/18)

Neisy from Jewels From The Crown

Score: Kings 4, Coyotes 1

Reason: Hopefully they build off the better third and finish them off again.

Record: 10-13
 

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