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Kings Vs Canucks

Kings Vs Canucks

Preview: Los Angeles at Vancouver
When: 8:00 PM ET, Sunday, April 22, 2012
Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia

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The Los Angeles Kings will get another crack at their first playoff series win since 2001 when they visit the Vancouver Canucks for Game 5 of their Western Conference quarterfinals matchup on Sunday. Los Angeles built the first 3-0 series lead in franchise history but failed to eliminate Vancouver at home on Wednesday. The Presidents’ Trophy-winning Canucks, who welcomed Daniel Sedin back to the lineup after a 12-game absence due to a concussion, are looking to do what only three teams in NHL history have accomplished – win a series after trailing 3-0.

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Many players are not happy about the three-day break between Games 4 and 5, but Jeff Carter is not among them. Carter missed time at the end of the regular season with an ankle injury but returned to the lineup for the start of the Vancouver series. After going three games without a point following a two-assist performance in the series opener, Carter is pleased to have more time to heal. “I think with the two days before the last game, and then the extra day here, it’s probably not an ideal situation, but for myself personally and for some other guys around here that are a little banged up, it’s nice to get a little extra rest,” Carter said. Kyle Clifford did some skating for two days but stayed off the ice Friday. Clifford, who was on the receiving end of a hit from behind by Byron Bitz, has an upper-body injury and is doubtful for Sunday’s contest.

Cory Schneider is likely to make his third straight start, leaving Roberto Luongo again on the bench. Schneider praised Luongo’s demeanor and approach to serving as backup. “He’s been great to me and great to the team,” Schneider said. “He’s handled this extremely well. He hasn’t said a word and he’s been nothing but a true professional and the great guy that he is.” Luongo explained his reason for not raising a ruckus. “Things change quickly in this league, so right now I’m just focused on Game 5,” he said. “That’s where my attention needs to be.” Much like Carter, Daniel Sedin must be happy to have three days off. Sedin, who missed 12 games with a concussion, returned for Game 4 and notched an assist. “The fact we’ve got three days in between games here is going to permit Danny to get up to his speed,” coach Alain Vigneault said.

1. Only the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs, 1975 New York Islanders and 2010 Philadelphia Flyers have overcome a 3-0 deficit.

2. The Canucks have lost six of their last eight conference quarterfinal games.

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Kings grab opener from Canucks

Los Angeles 4, Vancouver 2

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KINGS 4, CANUCKS 2: Dustin Penner snapped a tie with 3:14 remaining in the third period as visiting Los Angeles upset the Presidents’ Trophy winners in the opener of their Western Conference quarterfinal series.

Mike Richards recorded a goal and two assists, defenseman Willie Mitchell and captain Dustin Brown also scored and Jonathan Quick made 24 saves for the Kings, who outshot the Canucks 39-26.

Richards caused a turnover in the offensive zone and made a pass from the top of the left faceoff circle to Jeff Carter, who directed the puck across the slot with his skate. Penner quickly fired the puck past Roberto Luongo to give Los Angeles a 3-2 edge.

Brown sealed the victory with an empty-netter with 18 seconds remaining.

With Daniel Sedin sitting out his 10th straight game with a concussion, the Vancouver Canucks got on the board 4:17 into the first period on a questionable goal by Alex Burrows.

Burrows grabbed his own rebound in the high slot and fired it past Quick, who was knocked down moments earlier by Ryan Kesler. Quick’s protest fell on deaf ears, however, as Burrows was awarded his 17th career playoff goal.

Los Angeles answered during the first of its two 5-on-3 advantages in the session as Richards banked a shot from the bottom of the right faceoff circle off Luongo with 6 1/2 minutes remaining.

Former Canuck Mitchell gave the Kings a 2-1 lead with 3:27 left in the second when his blast from the left point deflected off Jannik Hansen’s stick and past Luongo with 39 seconds to go on Byron Bitz’s five-minute major for boarding.

Canucks blue-liner Alex Edler evened the contest with 7.3 seconds remaining in the second as his wrist shot from the right point hit a defender’s stick and sailed over Quick.

Kesler notched two assists and Luongo stopped 35 shots for the Canucks, who lost for the first time in nine playoff series openers.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Carter returned to the Kings’ lineup from an ankle injury and recorded a pair of assists. … Los Angeles defenseman Drew Doughty led all players with 28:18 of ice time. … Vancouver lost for only the second time with Sedin out of the lineup. … The Kings have won only four of their last 12 visits to Rogers Arena.

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Other scores yesterday, Flyers beat Penguins 4,3 and Predators beat Red Wings 3 to 2.