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Daniel Sedin and Jannik Hansen scored 2:44 apart late in the second period to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.
Dan Hamhuis, Mason Raymond and Chris Higgins, into an empty net, also scored for Vancouver, which put forth a strong effort against the defending Stanley Cup champions to stop a two-game losing streak.
Justin Williams and Jordan Nolan scored for Los Angeles, which had its five-game win streak end.
Following disappointing 8-3 and 4-2 losses to Detroit and Phoenix, and without center Ryan Kesler (fractured foot), the Canucks were in need of a strong outing to maintain their place atop the Northwest Division.
Vancouver played a gritty, tight-checking game.
Defenseman Andrew Alberts was in the lineup in favor of Keith Ballard (healthy scratch) to provide a physical presence in front of Vancouver's goal.
Canucks newcomer Tom Sestito - picked up on waivers from Philadelphia on Friday - hammered Colin Fraser with a clean...
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Saturday Night’s All Right for Regicide
The break is finally over and the Vancouver Canucks are back in action tonight against the Los Angeles Kings.
It’s been a weird few days in Canuck land so it’ll be nice to distract from all the off-ice drama with some actual hockey.
It’s Saturday night and the rival Kings are in town, it can’t be any better.
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Daniel Sedin and Jannik Hansen scored 2:44 apart late in the second period to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.
Dan Hamhuis, Mason Raymond and Chris Higgins, into an empty net, also scored for Vancouver, which put forth a strong effort against the defending Stanley Cup champions to stop a two-game...
Burn After Watching
With the horrible weather in Calgary holding the Canucks in Vancouver Sunday morning, you began to wonder what to expect when the puck dropped at the Saddledome.
The travel wasn’t long, but hockey players have routines and disruptions to that routine during a home and away back-to-back can cause the type of flux that leads to what we saw last night.
It's Brigitte from One Girl, One Puck with an in-depth look at the Los Angeles Kings opponent for Saturday, March 2nd... the Vancouver Canucks! Or as I like to call it... shooting fish in a barrel!
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from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,
It's hard to know when the forces of evil kidnapped the Western Conference and held it for ransom in Jacques Lemaire's basement. The L.A. Kings Stanley Cup victory? Maybe. But, long before the Kings hoisted the chalice, the darkness had already taken hold in St. Louis, in Nashville, in Phoenix, in Minnesota.
The erosion of...
We have nine NHL games on the schedule for today, with six Eastern Conference games followed by three Western Conference games.
Probably the game of the night is Vancouver Canucks hosting the LA Kings.
A special bonus for fans in the US is the NHL Network will be broadcasting a Hockey Night in Canada doubleheader beginning at 6:30pm ET (Inside Hockey, HNIC pre-game).
The San Jose Sharks started to do a better job of limiting the Sedin brothers last season, and they know that's critical against the Vancouver Canucks.
The Sharks held the Sedins without a point earlier this year, and these teams meet again Tuesday night in Vancouver - where San Jose has failed to win in regulation in its last eight visits including the postseason.