Found April 14, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province, Over the last 40 or so springtimes, Vancouver Canucks’ fans have been preconditioned to expect a certain amount of unpleasantness and as they contemplated their team’s prospects in 2012, they were likely aware further trials awaited. But this? This? Even in their darkest moment, the most tortured member of the faithful couldn’t have conceived of this. Friday night, the two-time Presidents Trophy winners dropped a 4-2 decision on home ice to the L.A. Kings, largely because they surrendered two shorthanded goals on plays so amateurish, so monumentally dim-witted, they beggared belief. But believe this. Following the loss, which featured two shorties for noted sniper Dustin Brown, the Canucks now trail the Western Conference quarterfinal 2-0 with Games 3 and 4 set for L.A. That isn’t a hole. It’s the Mariana Trench. And while they were saying all the right things afterwards, the plain fact is they’ve got to beat the Kings in four of the nex...

Announcer botches call of Kings goal

At the very end of the first period in Friday night's Canucks/Kings Game 2, Los Angeles captain Dustin Brown scored a shorthanded goal to give the Kings a 1-0 lead. At least, that was obvious to everyone at Rogers Arena except for CBC play by play man Jim Hughson. After a wild scramble in the front of the net, the puck comes to Brown who rifles a shot past Canucks goalie Roberto...

Kings staying calm after 2 big wins in Vancouver

Dustin Brown is making sure the Los Angeles Kings don't get happy after a bit of early playoff success. Even after eighth-seeded Los Angeles stunned the Presidents' Trophy-winning Vancouver Canucks by taking the first two games of the first-round series, the Kings' captain realizes the historic obstacles in the way of a 44-year-old franchise that still has never lifted...

Brown helps Kings move to 2-0 vs. Canucks

Dustin Brown and the Los Angeles Kings got a lot more out of Vancouver's power plays than the top-seeded Canucks. Brown tied an NHL playoff record with two short-handed goals, Jonathan Quick made 46 saves and the Kings beat the Canucks 4-2 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round series. Brown had the two-goal game two nights after capping the Kings' 4-2 Game...

Kings beat Canucks for 2-0 series lead

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Dustin Brown had his first three-goal game in the playoffs, Jonathan Quick made 46 saves and the Los Angeles Kings beat the top-seeded Vancouver Canucks 4-2 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round series. Brown had two short-handed goals and also scored on a power play, two nights after capping the Kings' 4-2 Game 1 victory...

Video of the Dustin Brown hit on Henrik Sedin

In my opinion this hit by L.A. Kings forward Dustin Brown on Vancouver Canucks forward Henrik Sedin is a clean shoulder to shoulder hit, maybe a second late, you will notice that CBC announcer Jim Huson didn't like the play and much to his chagrin that the refs didn't call a penalty on the play. The game immediately got chippy after this play. There is an old saying...

Kings take 2-0 lead on Canucks

Captain Dustin Brown scored two shorthanded goals and added an assist as the eighth-seeded Los Angeles Kings beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 to take a 2-0 lead over the Presidents' Trophy winners in their Western Conference quarterfinal series. Trevor Lewis and Jarret Stoll also tallied and Jonathan Quick made 46 saves for the Kings, who host Game 3 on Sunday. Vancouver defenseman...

Vancouver Canucks on brink of elimination vs. Kings

In a game that many felt would be the best game of the series the Canucks killer Dustin Brown did it again and scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 game 3 victory for the Kings over the Canucks tonight. Jonathan Quick got the shutout for LA. Before this year, the Canucks have been behind 2-0 four times in history. They've been swept all four times. The only thing I can...

Kings 4, Canucks 2

Dustin Brown tied an NHL playoff record with two short-handed goals and also scored on a power play, Jonathan Quick made 46 saves and the Los Angeles Kings beat the top-seeded Vancouver Canucks 4-2 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round series. Brown had his first playoff hat trick two nights after capping the Kings' 4-2 Game 1 victory with an empty-net goal....

Video- Kings One Win Away From Advancing To Western Conference Semi-Finals

The LA Kings defeated the Vancouver Canucks to take a 3-0 lead in the series. Dustin Brown scored the only goal of the game in the 3rd period.

Canucks' challenge vs. LA especially simple

The solution is simple as the Vancouver Canucks look to avoid an upset in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Coach Alain Vigneault's crew must be better on special teams after suffering a 4-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings in the second game of the best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinal series Friday night. Vancouver's playoff survival depends on significant...

Brown's performance lifts Kings in Game 2

Dustin Brown wasn't actually going to be traded on February 27. There were calls made to Dean Lombardi, and like any responsible general manager, he listened, comprehended, and responsibly turned down any offer for the Kings captain, American silver medalist and pillar of the team's Old World Order. While Mike Richards and Jeff Carter have earned some well-earned points...

Kings Put More Pressure On The Canucks

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, Just in case the Vancouver Canucks needed any reminding about which team was dealing with the most pressure in their opening-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings, defenceman Drew Doughty helpfully pointed it out early Saturday afternoon. “They’ve got a ton of pressure,” said Doughty, “especially being in a market...

The Hockey Hangover: April 14

Last Night's Scores:Devils 3, Panthers 2Flyers 8, Penguins 5Red Wings 3, Predators 2Kings 4, Canucks 2Quick Stats:Claude Giroux, PHI (3 goals, 3 assists)Sean Couturier, PHI (3 goals, 1 assist)Dustin Brown, LA (2 SHG, 1 assist)Highlight Of The Night:Ilya Bryzgalov robs Kris Letang, and puts his name on the ballot for save of the year.
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