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Canucks hang on for life

CANUCKS 3, KINGS 1: Defenseman Alex Edler and captain Henrik Sedin scored power-play goals as Vancouver staved off elimination by topping host Los Angeles in Game 4 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series.

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Kevin Bieksa also tallied, fellow blue-liner Dan Hamhuis notched two assists and Cory Schneider made 43 saves in his first career playoff win for the Canucks, who avoided becoming the first Presidents’ Trophy winners to be swept in the first round.

Daniel Sedin recorded an assist in his return to the lineup after missing 12 games with a concussion.

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The Kings struck first as Anze Kopitar scored his first goal of the series with seven minutes remaining in the first period. After avoiding a hit by Mason Raymond at the blue line, Kopitar skated down the right side and beat Schneider from the faceoff circle for a 1-0 lead.

Vancouver pulled even during a power play just over four minutes into the second when Edler wristed the puck past Jonathan Quick from the right point. The Canucks entered the game 0 for 14 with the man advantage in the series.

Bieksa put the Canucks ahead 4 1/2 minutes later as Kings center Mike Richards inadvertently deflected Bieksa’s slap shot from the right point past Quick.

With Los Angeles down a skater, captain Dustin Brown – who already has two shorthanded goals in the series – was awarded a penalty shot 5:23 into the third after being tripped up by Bieksa during a breakaway. But Schneider made the save, and Henrik Sedin buried a rebound from the bottom of the left circle 22 seconds later for his second goal in 27 contests and a 3-1 advantage.

Quick stopped 27 shots for the Kings, who remain one win away from their first series victory since 2001.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Vancouver had lost its previous five playoff contests, including Games 6 and 7 of last year’s Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins. … Los Angeles’ Brad Richardson returned to the lineup after missing the first three games of the series following an emergency appendectomy. Richardson registered three shots in 10 minutes, 14 seconds of action. … Byron Bitz was a healthy scratch for the Canucks after serving his two-game suspension for hitting Kyle Clifford from behind. Clifford remains out with an upper-body injury. … The road team is 19-9 thus far in the postseason.

Kings looking to FREEZE Canucks Tonight

Preview: Los Angeles at Vancouver
When: 10:30 PM ET, Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia

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THE STORY: The status of Daniel Sedin remains the burning topic surrounding the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Vancouver Canucks as they begin their Western Conference quarterfinal series against the Los Angeles Kings. The 2011 Art Ross Trophy winner missed Vancouver’s last nine regular-season games with a concussion but joined the team for practice on Monday. However, Sedin skated with the Canucks’ extras and other injured players following Tuesday’s practice, leaving his status for Game One up in the air.

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ABOUT THE LA KINGS (40-27-15): Los Angeles also hopes to have one of its ailing stars ready for the series opener as Jeff Carter practiced with the club for the second straight day on Tuesday as he recovers from an ankle injury. “I feel like I’m getting better and I feel like I can contribute,” Carter said. The Kings will be without Brad Richardson, as the center underwent an emergency appendectomy Tuesday night and is out indefinitely. “We won’t have him for a while,” coach Darryl Sutter said. Andrei Loktionov was recalled from Manchester of the American Hockey League to replace Richardson on the roster. Los Angeles has the upper hand in goal as Jonathan Quick led the league with 10 shutouts, finished second with a 1.95 goals-against average and was fifth in both victories (35) and save percentage (.929).

ABOUT THE CANUCKS (51-22-9): Coach Alain Vigneault refused to tip his hand regarding Sedin’s availability for the series opener. “It’s a unique injury and he will continue the protocol, and when he’s ready to play, he’ll address (the media),” Vigneault said. Vancouver went 8-1-0 after Sedin went down with a concussion but was just 4 for 39 on the power play in his absence. Although Roberto Luongo will start Game One, the Canucks’ stronger goaltender this season was backup Cory Schneider, who was second in the league with a .937 save percentage and third with a 1.96 GAA. Rookie Zack Kassian is hoping to be in the lineup after missing the final two regular-season contests with an upper-body injury. “I’m going to talk to the trainers, and they have the final say,” he said.

OVERTIME:

1. The Kings have lost eight of their last 11 visits to Rogers Arena.

2. The teams split their four regular-season meetings and combined for a total of 15 goals, with half of Los Angeles’ eight tallies coming in one game.

3. Vancouver has won eight consecutive series openers overall and 10 straight at home.

PREDICTION: Kings 3, Canucks 1.

Sharks take a bite out of Kings

San Jose 3, Los Angeles 2

SHARKS 3, KINGS 2 (OT): Dan Boyle scored twice, including the game winner 3:58 into overtime, as San Jose beat Los Angeles to set up a first-round playoff matchup with St. Louis.

With the extra session winding down, Boyle finished off an odd-man rush with a high backhander that beat Kings netminder Jonathan Quick as the Sharks completed a comeback from a two-goal third-period deficit. The thrilling victory moved San Jose into seventh place in the Western Conference, matching them up with the second-seeded Blues in the opening round.

The Kings wound up eighth in the conference and will face the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Vancouver Canucks in round one.

Justin Williams put the Kings on the board 11:09 into the opening period, connecting on a Los Angeles power play for his third goal in the back-to-back series against the Sharks.

San Jose lost sniper Joe Pavelski later in the period after he was hit in the face with the puck. He scurried off the ice but returned after being stitched up.

With the score still 1-0 late in the second period, the game took a chippy turn when the Kings’ Mike Richards was given a two-minute boarding minor after drilling Sharks forward Logan Couture into the boards. Richards provided more ire for Sharks fans less than 40 seconds after leaving the penalty box, banging home a rebound of a Williams shot with the Kings enjoying a man advantage.

Couture earned his revenge on the scoresheet, assisting on San Jose’s two third-period goals. Boyle cut into the lead 35 seconds into the frame, blasting a shot past Kings netminder Jonathan Quick.

Patrick Marleau brought the fans out of their seats less than eight minutes later, firing a shot that hit someone in front of the goal and eluded Quick for his 30th goal of the campaign. The Sharks veteran reached the 30-goal plateau for the fourth straight seasons.

San Jose had a golden opportunity to end the game late in regulation, but Pavelski rang a shot off the post.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Marleau’s milestone tally gave the Sharks three 30-goal scorers for the first time in franchise history. Couture and Pavelski share the team lead with 31 goals apiece. … Fifteen of Marleau’s goals have come in the third period. … San Jose failed to win the Pacific Division title for the first time in six seasons. The Phoenix Coyotes clinched their first division crown in franchise history with a 4-1 victory in Minnesota earlier Saturday. … Three of the eight West playoff teams come from the Pacific, with four more emerging from the Central and only one – division-champion Vancouver – based out of the Northwest.

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