Now the soul-searching begins for the Vancouver Canucks. A season that began with considerable hype and hope ended Sunday in disappointment and dismay. The Canucks lost 2-1 in overtime to the Los Angeles Kings, falling in five games in the opening round of the playoffs.
Jarret Stoll beat Cory Schneider with a wrist shot at 4:27 of overtime to give the Los Angeles Kings a 2-1 victory over Vancouver on Sunday night, knocking out the top-seeded Canucks in five games in the Western Conference first-round series.
The Vancouver Canucks will have a new second line Sunday when they attempt to stay alive in the Stanley Cup playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings.
Cory Schneider made 43 saves and stopped Dustin Brown’s penalty shot in his first career playoff victory, Daniel Sedin sparked Vancouver’s power play in his return from injury, and the top-seeded Canucks avoided an embarrassing first-round sweep with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in Game 4 on Wednesday night.
Although Mike Richards and a couple of his Los Angeles teammates might have information that could help the Vancouver Canucks out of a daunting playoff deficit, don’t expect them to give it up.
Daniel Sedin has returned to practice with the Vancouver Canucks, but hasn’t decided whether he’ll play in the crucial Game 4 of their playoff series with the Los Angeles Kings.
Jonathan Quick made 41 saves, Dustin Brown scored on a long rebound with 13:30 to play, and the eighth-seeded Los Angeles Kings pushed the Vancouver Canucks to the brink of elimination with a 1-0 victory in Game 3 on Sunday night.
The Los Angeles Kings say they’re sorry. One day after opening their playoff series against the Vancouver Canucks with a 4-2 victory, the Kings found themselves backtracking from a playful jab on Twitter. The team’s official account posted a message saying: “To everyone in Canada outside of BC, you’re welcome.”
Dustin Penner scored with 3:14 left in the third period to help the Los Angeles Kings beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 in the opener of their Western Conference quarterfinal series Wednesday night.
Vancouver Canucks leading scorer Daniel Sedin has returned to practice after missing nine games with a concussion.
Roberto Luongo made 38 saves for his fourth shutout of the season and the Vancouver Canucks blanked the Los Angeles Kings 1-0 on Monday night.
Corey Perry and Andrew Cogliano scored during a five-minute power play in Anaheim’s four-goal second period, and the Ducks survived Vancouver’s furious three-goal third period to snap a six-game skid with a 4-3 victory over the Canucks on Friday night.
Roberto Luongo made 27 saves and the Vancouver Canucks edged the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 at Staples Center on Thursday night.
The Boston Bruins had waited 39 long years for another drink from the Stanley Cup, and Tim Thomas was awfully thirsty.
Vancouver defenseman Christian Ehrhoff scored the go-ahead goal with 0.9 seconds left in the second period and the Canucks won their first Presidents’ Trophy for the NHL’s best record with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.