SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Phoenix Coyotes
defenseman Adrian Aucoin
remains a game-time decision for Game 2 on Tuesday (9 p.m. ET, NBCSN, TSN) as they look to even the Western Conference Finals with the Los Angeles Kings
Aucoin hasn't played since leaving during the first period of Game 5 of the conference semifinals on May 7. He was able to take part in a full practice on Monday for the first time.
The 38-year-old Aucoin has played in 61 NHL playoff games, second-most to Ray Whitney
among the Coyotes. If Aucoin is able to play, the Coyotes would likely sit David Schlemko
and pair Aucoin with Oliver Ekman-Larsson
, who stuggled mightily (minus-3) in a 4-2 Kings win in Game 1. That would also allow Rostislav Klesla
and Michal Rozsival
, a very effective pair for the Coyotes in the postseason, to be reunited.
Phoenix trails in a playoff series for the first time in the postseason and is looking to avoid falling behind 0-2 to the Kings on home ice -- the same fate that befell both Vancouver and St. Louis in previous rounds.