GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 22: Mike Richards #10 of the Los Angeles Kings reacts as the Kings Dustin Penner #25 scores an overtime goal past goaltender Mike Smith #41 of the Phoenix Coyotes as the Kings advance to the Stanley Cup Finals with their 4-3 victory in Game Five of the Western Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on May 22, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Maxx Wolfson/Getty Images)
Corey S. of the Shutdown Line and NHL Numbers tracked the scoring chances for the Kings-Coyotes series. The Kings not only out-shot Phoenix, they out-chanced them by a wide margin.
Scoring chances are defined as an unblocked shot attempt within the "home plate" area in front of the net.
This flies in the face of the notion that the Kings had mostly perimeter shots, even in their single loss in Game 4.
The Kings also out-chanced the Coyotes 7-1 in Game 5's OT.
It's safe to say that officiating was not the biggest factor in the outcome of this series. Overwhelming pressure was.
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Kings-Coyotes Scoring Chance Recap