How else to explain that the L.A. Kings will face the Phoenix Coyotes in the Western Conference Finals?
The five teams with 100 or more points during the regular season in the West - St. Louis, Nashville, Detroit, Chicago, Vancouver - are all out.
L.A. or Phoenix will play for the Stanley Cup. Wonder which one NHL boss Gary Bettman wants? He is looking at a possible L.A./New York Finals.
It is the second time Tippett has led a team to the West Finals; the other came with the Stars in 2008.
Mike Smith has two shutouts, a 1.77 goals against average and a .948 save percentage.
Jonathan Quick has one shutout, a 1.55 GAA and a .949 save percentage.
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