Found January 28, 2013 on NorthWest Sports Beat:
For The NHL Gamblers! Headline: Canucks In LA Monday Looking To Climb Over .500 You can forgive the Canucks just a little bit for their 5-1 Sunday loss in San Jose – nobody has come close to beating the Sharks so far in this young season. On Monday night, the Canucks take on the LA Kings, a team that has stumbled out of the gate – a 4-2 win last time out over Phoenix Saturday being their only win in four games thus far. Vancouver Canucks (2-2-0-1) at Los Angeles Kings (1-2-1-0) When: 10:30 PM ET, Monday, January 28, 2013 Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Broadcast: TSN, FS-W Canucks vs. Kings Betting Lines from Bodog Vancouver Canucks +1½ -265 +119 Ov 5 -126 Los Angeles Kings -1½ +225 -131 Un 5 +114 Over/Under: Ov 5 -126 Un 5 +114 *NHL ATS Matchup Report* After an impressive 5-0 win in Anaheim Friday night, the Vancouver Canucks fell back to earth a tad Sunday – giveaways, the lack of an effective power play, and an unfriendly goal post all led to Vancouver’s 5-1 loss to the unbeaten Sharks. Vancouver went 0-7 on the power play against San Jose; they hit four goal posts and one crossbar. Things didn’t exactly go the Canucks’ way Sunday but things have a tendency of evening themselves out don’t they? A win Monday will give Vancouver a winning California road trip and will put them over .500 for the first time this season. For the Canucks they catch LA coming of a win but certainly not lighting the world on fire. All four lines played a big part Sunday creating pressure and generating a number of chances. Nobody played terribly bad against San Jose – the bounces just weren’t going Vancouver’s way. Dave’s Won’t Cost You Anything Free Betting Prediction The Los Angeles Kings have three ties and a win so far this season and the same old problem has reared its ugly head for this team – they have just eight goals scored so far in four games and their power play has yet to register a goal this season going 0-23. But Anze Kopitar who missed the first two games of the season for LA but is back in the lineup and is making a difference – he netted two goals in LA’s only win of the season Saturday. The defense and goaltending has struggled for the Kings as well thus far. The team is giving up 3.00 goals per game (not great when you are scoring 2.00), and standout goaltender Jonathan Quick has yet to steal a game for the Kings like we have all become accustomed to. Dave’s Won’t Cost You Anything Free Betting Prediction: A few trends to consider: • Under is 8-0-3 in VAN last 11 road games. • Under is 10-4 in LA last 14 overall. • Under is 31-14-9 in LA last 54 vs. Northwest. • LA are 13-6 in their last 19 home games. • Under is 8-2-3 in the last 13 meetings. The Vancouver Canucks rarely have two bad games in a row – there is simply too much pride and professionalism in the dressing room to let that happen. Expect a more disciplined more motivated group to show up Monday against a team that ended their playoff run last year. The Kings are solid up and down the lineup but certainly aren’t on top of their game ahead of their Monday night showdown. Free NHL Pick: Vancouver Canucks +119 The Under is certainly intriguing as well based on the trends! CLICK HERE CHECK OUT THE CANUCKS BLOG IN OUR CLUBHOUSE SECTION AT NWSB!
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Keys to the Canucks having early season success in 2013

Shortened Season Tips We have all been so excited that Canucks hockey is back (unless you are still bitter and ‘boycotting’ the NHL) that we haven’t really had time to analyze the season the way we usually do. This shortened season will prove interesting regarding playoff races, which will essentially begin next month. The Canucks still haven’t set up any deal to trade Roberto...

NWSB Picks: The weekly Canucks three stars – January 29th

For the week of January 20-27 The Vancouver Canucks‘ first week (and a bit) of the new shortened NHL season is in the books. Entering Monday the C’s owned a record of 2-2-1 and sit near the middle of the pack in the Western Conference. The reduced number of games in this lockout-altered season means that each game matters that much more than in typical years. If you’re a Canucks...

Canucks’ Jannik Hansen won’t be disciplined for cross-checking a ref (Video)

In the NHL, cross-checking is a penalty. Players who cross-check an opponent almost always earn two minutes in the penalty box, but what about ones who cross-check an official? Just before the opening puck drop of a game between the Vancouver Canucks and San Jose Sharks on Sunday night, Vancouver’s Jannik Hansen shoved an official and somehow got away with it. Ryane Clowe and Alex...

Vancouver Canucks vs. Los Angeles Kings prediction and NHL preview

Regicide Last night was full of disappointment for the Canucks, but the compressed schedule means it’s a fresh sheet of ice tonight in Los Angeles. There lie the Kings, who eliminated the Canucks last year. LA is struggling, having finally picked their first win on Saturday. Matchup: Vancouver Canucks (2-2-1) v Los Angeles Kings (1-2-1) Venue: Staples Center Time: 7:30 pm TV...

Alex Burrows Uses Borderline-Illegal Shootout Move, But Can’t Score After Spin-o-Rama (Video)

Alex Burrows was at the center of some “controversy” on Monday night, and it had nothing to do with him using his teeth as a weapon. The Canucks forward tried out a nifty spin-o-rama shootout move in the Canucks’ game with the Los Angeles Kings. The move, which some questioned the legality of, wasn’t enough as Burrows rang the post with the shot attempt. According to ex-NHL...

Eklund: Morning Buzz: Being Fair to Luongo... and His Teammates

There is nothing new to report on the Roberto Luongo trade front at the moment. The same holding pattern is in place, with the Canucks not coming down on their demands. It is STILL all about Toronto, despite the scuttlebutt that Florida, SJ, Wash, Edm, Chicago, Ottawa are all dipping their toes in trade offers. The Canucks keep waiting on the bidding war to develop (AKA, Toronto...

Canucks on the California swing. Part 2 vs. Sharks

Afternoon, folks The Canucks are in San Jose today to play the second game of their three game road trip in California where they take on the Sharks for a late afternoon game. The Canucks, fresh off a 5-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks, look to carry the momentum from their first regulation win of the season into the Shark Tank to face the red hot Sharks. Cory Schneider fresh off his...

Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks prediction and NHL preview

Shark Attack Fresh off Friday’s big win over the Ducks, the Vancouver Canucks are back in action tonight with a Sharks team that’s undefeated in their first four games. The Sharks beat the Avalanche 4-0 last night with Patrick Marleau scoring twice. He’s now done that in every game of the year so far. Matchup: Vancouver Canucks (2-1-1) v San Jose Sharks (4-0-0) Venue: HP...

Ian Esplen: "We Gotta Score"

Follow me on twitter @IanEsplen to chat hockey, sports and life in general anytime We Gotta Score “The bottom line is we gotta score.” Said Henrik Sedin, following Vancouver loss. Over and over he said those words and while Vancouver needs to score more than one goal to win, perhaps, some better advice would have been we have to keep our composure. From the...

Avalanche-Canucks Preview

Maintaining early leads has been a struggle for the Vancouver Canucks, contributing to them squandering important points in the lockout-shortened season. They haven't had much trouble earning points in recent meetings with the Colorado Avalanche, though. Vancouver looks to take at least a point in an 18th straight matchup by winning a seventh consecutive home meeting against...

Ian Esplen: Lil Luck n’ a Lil Lu

Follow me on twitter @IanEsplen to chat hockey, sports and life in general anytime Flat, nonchalant, disinterested, ordinary… are all words that could describe most of the Vancouver Canucks play last night. But one man stood tall and the team got the bounces to earn a point they had no business getting. This game must have been like old times in Florida for Luongo...

Cam Gore: The Sharks and the Canucks add to their rivalry

The Sharks hosted the Vancouver Canucks in a historic and chippy battle filled with hits, fights, and plenty of penalty minutes. First off congratulations to Sharks head Coach Todd McLellan for his 200th win. He is the second fastest to get there behind Bruce Boudreau. The other part of Sharks history achieved in this game won’t be viewed with as much enthusiasm and that...

Ian Esplen: Canucks/Sharks

Follow me on twitter @IanEsplen to chat hockey, sports and life in general anytime Today, the irresistible force, meets the immovable object, as the San Jose Sharks host the Vancouver Canucks. The Vancouver Canucks come into this one after playing what might considered their best “team” game since they went into Boston last year. They out hit, out played, out fought...
NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.