PP Kings 2-8,Canucks 0-5 that tells you the whole story.
Lets compare apples to apples rather than be simplistic.
02:06 LAK Jarret Stoll : Charging - 2 min
09:51 LAK Dustin Penner : Tripping - 2 min
12:32 VAN Ryan Kesler : Unsportsmanlike conduct - 2 min
13:21 VAN Chris Higgins : Delaying Game-Puck over glass - 2 min
14:23 VAN Alexander Edler : Delaying Game-Puck over glass - 2 min
17:41 VAN Sami Salo : Hooking - 2 min
03:24 VAN Zack Kassian : Charging - 2 min
03:48 LAK Jarret Stoll : Holding - 2 min
06:50 VAN Maxim Lapierre : Charging - 2 min
12:12 VAN Byron Bitz served by Zack Kassian : Boarding (maj) - 5 min
12:12 VAN Byron Bitz : Game misconduct - 0 min
02:58 LAK Alec Martinez : Hooking - 2 min
13:55 LAK Jordan Nolan : Slashing - 2 min
17 minutes of pp assessed against the Canucks. Kassian & Stoll in 2nds were damn near offsetting and really meant only about 20 seconds of pp going each way. So, not accounting for the time it took LA to score, the PP time was approximately 15:20 against the Nucks and 8:20 against the Kings. More important was the grouping and duration. 4 consecutive penalities in 1st creating two distinct 5 on 3's of significant duration. Second period momentum stolen in Kassian and Lappy calls followed by 5 min on Bitz (which I think he earned).
The PPs in the third are almost a wash after continous PK duty.
Also (stolen from CDC) from a fan there outlining refs with a (in the posters mind) statistical predisposition to call card against the Canucks. I make no claims as to its veracity and only throw it up here as a point for debate
As posted by (RunningWild 3535 posts ) - Before the game even starts, I bet I can accurately predict which team will have the PP advantage based on who is officiating.
I've gone through every reg season game to see how each official has called games. It's disgusting how some officials have 'very clearly' called against Nucks in every game.
O'Rourke (tonights official) doesn't like the Canucks. Short of the Bos game in Jan, O'Rourke calls against the Canucks almost every game he officiates. Tonight is no different. There are 8 other officials who hate the Canucks: O'Hallaran, Peel, Walsh, Watson, Sutherland, Kozari, Joanette, Leggo. Keep your eye out for these tools. "
Source - http://forum.canucks.com/topic/327389-t ... ge__st__60
All this notwithstanding, you can't win a game from inside the penalty box. We need to be better in game 2. And for the record, Weber fined 2500 fo slamming detroit heads into the rail. Bitz faces a disciplinairy hearing.
NO idea who reffs on Friday