Found April 15, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
The Kings, trying to take a 3-0 playoff series lead for the first time in their history, will face a different goaltender Sunday night at Staples Center than they faced in the first two games of their series against the Vancouver Canucks. Cory Schneider will start in goal instead of Roberto Luongo, the Canucks announced Sunday afternoon. Its more an effort to shake things up than an indictment of Luongo, but its an interesting move by the top-seeded Canucks. The Kings skated Sunday morning, before the Canucks announcement. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter said it didnt matter to his team who starts in Vancouvers net. "They were both very successful during the regular season and they both played a lot of games, so obviously whoever plays, their team is comfortable with both," he said. However, Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell said a switch would be "surprising to me, to be honest with you. I thought Lous been their best player in the first two games of the series. In the ...

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Sports media using Twitter should follow in the footsteps of @LAKings

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