GLENDALE, Ariz. — Jeff Carter had a hat trick and the Los Angeles Kings continued their dominance on the road in the Stanley Cup playoffs, defeating the Phoenix Coyotes 4-0 in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday night.
Carter had a pair of second-period goals and added another in the third as the Kings picked up their seventh consecutive road playoff victory, tying the NHL record for one postseason.
Dwight King scored the other goal for Los Angeles in the first period.
Jonathan Quick had 24 saves for the Kings, who will take a 2-0 lead back to Los Angeles.
Game 3 is Thursday night at the Staples Center.
EAST FINALS: For the third consecutive series, the New York Rangers have a 1-0 lead that was earned in the confines of “The World’s Most Famous Arena.”
The Eastern Conference’s top-seeded team has failed in its first two attempts to double that edge at Madison Square Garden. Given a third shot against the New Jersey Devils, the Rangers are determined to make the most of home-ice advantage in Game 2 of the East finals tonight.
“We’ve got to be better. We know that,” Rangers captain Ryan Callahan said. “We’ve got areas in the game that we need to improve on and we need to work on.