May 20, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar (11) defends against Phoenix Coyotes right wing Shane Doan (19) during the first period of game four of the Western Conference Finals of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center.
The Coyotes' Rusty Klesa (left) fights for the puck against the board with the Kings' Brad Richardson during the second period.
With an empty net behind him, Kings goalie Jonathan Quick focuses on the puck. Luckily, Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell was there to clear the rebound away from Coyotes center Antoine Vermette.
Can't get it to go
Mike Smith makes one of his 36 saves in his 2-0 shutout win as Kings forwards Mike Richards (right) and Brad Richardson crash the net.
Kings star center Anze Kopitar grimaces as Coyotes goalie Mike Smith continues to keep the puck out of the net.
Off to the races
Coyotes forward Mikkel Boedker (left) pushes forward as the Kings' Dwight King tries to hold him up with his stick in the first period of Game 4.
All over it
Coyotes goalie Mike Smith started the game on fire. Here, he makes a point-blank save on Kings forward Mike Richards in the first period of Game 4 at Staples Center.
Captain leads way
Coyotes captain Shane Doan (left) was getting under the skin of Kings players, like defenseman Slava Voynov, with his gritty play in Game 4.
Phoenix captain Shane Doan (center) celebrates his goal with teammates Radim Vrbata and center Martin Hanzal (right). Doan's backhander gave the Coyotes a 1-0 lead in the first period.
Coyotes goalie Mike Smith takes a puck to the chest from a streaking Trevor Lewis in the first period.
Get a grip
The Kings' Mike Richards (left) pulls at the jersey of the Coyotes' Shane Doan as the two battle for positioning in open ice.
The Kings welcomed back Colin Fraser (right) to the lineup after missing two games to with family issue. Here, he helps defend the front of the crease with goalie Jonathan Quick.
Kings center Colin Fraser (24) grabs the jersey of Coyotes wing Shane Doan (center) as action heats up around the Phoenix net in the third period.
Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris congratulates goalie Mike Smith after his shutout, a 2-0 win in Game 4 over the Kings at Staples Center. The series shifts back to Phoenix for Game 5 on Tuesday.
Bad in black
Kings coach Darryl Sutter looks on in the second period. His team will have to rebound in Game 5.