So much for home ice advantage. The Vancouver Canucks spent 82 games amassing the best record in the NHL, guaranteeing them the No. 1 seed and home ice throughout the playoffs. But the LA Kings had other plans, bouncing the President's Trophy winners from the postseason in five games and beating the Canucks in every game at Rogers Arena.
In Game 5, the Kings earned a 2-1 comeback overtime victory thanks to a wicked wrist shot by Jarret Stoll. Canucks blueliner Dan Hamhuis attempted to move the puck up ice when he was taken out by Trevor Lewis, setting up a Los Angeles 2-on-1. Stoll went top shelf on Corey Schneider's blocker side, punching his team's ticket to the second round.
It was a heartbreaking goal, but according to Vancouver captain Henrik Sedin, the series wasn't decided by that single moment.
"You can't give away two games at home like we did," Sedin said. "That's what we did so well last year -- even though we didn't play great, we played well enough to win games. Play...