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GDT-VCR@LAK Nov 8 2014 7pm PST TV-CBC Radio-Team1040

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:00 am
by The Brown Wizard
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Vancouver Canucks look to push their winning streak to three games in a row on Saturday night as they visit the Los Angeles Kings and Staples Center.

The Canucks are coming off road victories against Colorado and San Jose, topping the Sharks 3-2 on Thursday. Ryan Miller starred with 34 saves to keep Vancouver in the game despite the club getting outshot 15-8 in the first period and 36-19 for the game.

There was one shot that got by Miller that didn't count. San Jose's Joe Thornton banked a shot off the netminder and in to seemingly force overtime, but the puck didn't cross the goal line until time had already expired.

"I knew time was going to expire, I was out of position," said Miller. "I was hopeful the horn had gone."

Radim Vrbata, Alexander Edler and Nick Bonino all scored the Canucks, who have won six of their last seven games overall. Alexandre Burrows added an assist in his return to the lineup after serving a three-game suspension for an illegal hit versus Montreal on Oct. 30.

"We came in and played two of our worst periods of the year," Bonino said. "Miller was why we won."

The Canucks may not be able to afford too many poor periods tonight. They lost four of five to the Kings a season ago and have been outscored 9-2 over a three-game skid in Los Angeles.

Miller is 5-1-1 with a 2.30 goals against average and .935 save percentage in his career versus the Kings. It is unknown if he will start tonight as the Canucks also will visit the Ducks on Sunday.

However, backup Eddie Lack has lost all three of his decisions this season and is 1-1-0 with a 1.23 GAA and .950 save percentage in three games against the Kings, with two starts.

Los Angeles looks to rebound from a 2-1 shootout loss to the New York Islanders on Thursday that snapped the club's six-game home winning streak. It also dropped the Kings to 1-3-2 in its past six overall.

Dwight King deflected a Mike Richards shot into the net just 3:49 into the game, but that was the last goal Los Angeles would score.

Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter were stopped in the shootout and Jonathan Quick was beaten by New York's Kyle Okposo and Frans Nielsen after making 25 saves through overtime.

"We had good looks, but we missed the net two or three times," Kings head coach Darryl Sutter said of the final 20 minutes of regulation.

Defenseman Jake Muzzin picked up an assist on King's goal for his first point of the season.

Forward Justin Williams did not play after getting hit by a stick near his eye on Tuesday and is day-to-day.

Quick is just 9-11-1 in his career versus the Canucks despite a solid 1.84 GAA and .932 save percentage in the 21 matchups.

Kings might be playing 5 D if Robin Reghyr can't go due to $160 short in cap space :lol:

Re: GDT-VCR@LAK Nov 8 2014 7pm PST TV-CBC Radio-Team1040

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:04 am
by The Brown Wizard
Crap...mods please move. Haven't done one in awhile and we used to load them here

Re: GDT-VCR@LAK Nov 8 2014 7pm PST TV-CBC Radio-Team1040

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:28 pm
by Hockey Widow
Well I'll just repost here.

Kassian unlikely to play tonight. Needs more time according to WD. Horvat will take his roster spot.

Richardson a game time decision. If he can't go then Jensen will take his roster spot.

Vrbata expected to play.

Miller expected to start. He may get both games in this back to back but no final decision has been made.

Kings upset that the NHL won't take Voynov's cap off the books during his suspension. Police expected to make a recommendation to District Attorny on Monday regarding charges. If he is charged the NHL will keep him on paid suspension until disposition with his cap counting. Kings feel this is too punitive to them.

Re: GDT-VCR@LAK Nov 8 2014 7pm PST TV-CBC Radio-Team1040

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 3:04 pm
by Topper
Hockey Widow wrote:Kings upset that the NHL won't take Voynov's cap off the books during his suspension. Police expected to make a recommendation to District Attorny on Monday regarding charges. If he is charged the NHL will keep him on paid suspension until disposition with his cap counting. Kings feel this is too punitive to them.
Due diligence.

Suck it up cupcakes.

Re: GDT-VCR@LAK Nov 8 2014 7pm PST TV-CBC Radio-Team1040

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:38 pm
by Hockey Widow
It's not that the Kngs have been that much better, Miller has been average.

Re: GDT-VCR@LAK Nov 8 2014 7pm PST TV-CBC Radio-Team1040

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:39 pm
by SKYO
Kings have been dominant.

Re: GDT-VCR@LAK Nov 8 2014 7pm PST TV-CBC Radio-Team1040

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:45 pm
by Hockey Widow
Could have been two King penalties there.

This kinda sucks.

Should have started Lack this game :mrgreen:

Re: GDT-VCR@LAK Nov 8 2014 7pm PST TV-CBC Radio-Team1040

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:51 pm
by kelowna kanuck
Textbook interference on the third kings goal.

Re: GDT-VCR@LAK Nov 8 2014 7pm PST TV-CBC Radio-Team1040

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:54 pm
by rats19
kelowna kanuck wrote:Textbook interference on the third kings goal.
And not a mention of it...

Re: GDT-VCR@LAK Nov 8 2014 7pm PST TV-CBC Radio-Team1040

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:56 pm
by SKYO
rats19 wrote:
kelowna kanuck wrote:Textbook interference on the third kings goal.
And not a mention of it...
That's why Williams is a uberstar = 2015 UFA = $6M-7M per.

Re: GDT-VCR@LAK Nov 8 2014 7pm PST TV-CBC Radio-Team1040

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:58 pm
by SKYO
Time for the team to get out the smelling salts..


Re: GDT-VCR@LAK Nov 8 2014 7pm PST TV-CBC Radio-Team1040

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:03 pm
by Jovocop
SKYO wrote:
rats19 wrote:
kelowna kanuck wrote:Textbook interference on the third kings goal.
And not a mention of it...
That's why Williams is a uberstar = 2015 UFA = $6M-7M per.
It would have been a penalty if he was a Canuck.

Re: GDT-VCR@LAK Nov 8 2014 7pm PST TV-CBC Radio-Team1040

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:12 pm
by Meds
Only caught the last 5 minutes of the 1st period.

Sat down right after the 2nd goal. On the 3rd goal I was pretty shocked with that non-call. Pretty much a carbon copy of what happened to Tanev in Dallas a few weeks ago when Horcoff just held him in place so he couldn't get to the shooter.

Tanev needs to learn how to sell those a bit.

The good news is that this one is over, let Horvat and Jensen get some big minutes.

Speaking of.....what a drive to the net there by Horvat. That's what we need from guys like him.

Re: GDT-VCR@LAK Nov 8 2014 7pm PST TV-CBC Radio-Team1040

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:17 pm
by rats19
Not over till its over.. :drink:

Re: GDT-VCR@LAK Nov 8 2014 7pm PST TV-CBC Radio-Team1040

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:23 pm
by Meds
rats19 wrote:Not over till its over.. :drink:
What you say is true Rats.

I didn't mean it in the hopeless way that last year would have inspired. Just that LA is probably too good for us to battle back from 3-0.....so let's see what Bo and Nik can do. :)

I think we can beat this team, just not tonight. ;)