Originally written on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/28/13
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!
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: JPP 'severely injured' hand in fireworks mishap

Blatter: European politicians helped Qatar land World Cup

Report: Cavs considering trading for Joe Johnson

Andrew Quarless found hiding in plant after firing gun

Odell Beckham: I don't want to be known only for 'the catch'

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Borland on retirement: Health 'more important' than money

Three NBA teams that improved most early in offseason

Adam Eaton gets 4th of July surprise from brother

Clippers in talks with JaVale McGee, Amar’e Stoudemire

Report: LeBron won't negotiate with Cavs until Thompson is signed

Andrei Kostitsyn interested in return to NHL

WATCH: Carli Lloyd scores three goals in 17 minutes

WATCH: Jake Marisnick makes fantastic running catch

WATCH: Carlos Gomez leaves gum, note for Billy Hamilton

Kansas to wear new USA jerseys after request from FIBA

What can the Saints expect from CJ Spiller in 2015?

Isaiah Thomas trolls Kings after Rajon Rondo signing

Kosta Koufos agrees to deal with Kings

Report: Blues in trade talks about Kevin Shattenirk

Report: Gregg Popovich plans to fulfill five-year contract

4-Star LB commits to Kentucky, zings Louisville

Clay Buchholz not worried about trade rumors

All hope isn't completely lost for this year's Milwaukee Brewers

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!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Carli Lloyd scores 3 goals in 17 mins

JPP injured in fireworks mishap?

Odell Beckham doesn't want to be known for 'the catch'

Russell Wilson 'would definitely consider' playing for Mariners

Solo, Rapinoe among USWNT stars up for World Cup awards

LBS on Sports Jeopardy! Here's how how it went

College football's 35 most patriotic helmets

A brief history of non-star All-Stars

With Love retained, the Cavs can take care of LeBron

Grading the deal: Davis commits to Pelicans

Obama Administration: Change name if Redskins move to D.C.

Deciding what the All-Star Game means

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.