NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Ben Lypka breaks down the LA Kings win over the Canucks on Saturday night. Ben says It’s time to put Zack Kassian with the twins and see what happens. He also points out of course, John Tortorella is doing the Sedins no favours by continuing to pair them with Jannik Hansen.
Richard Hodges previews the Vancouver Canucks vs. LA Kings March 23rd matchup. Richard says the Nucks lineup could be in trouble today versus the Champs. Take the depleted line-up that scraped out a road win over Phoenix and subtract Alex Edler and you have the hand the Canucks have been dealt this afternoon. Cory Schneider stars in net for Van City today. Good Luck here boys.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the loss on Monday night to the LA Kings. Richard says the Canucks have a reputation for diving, which is weird because they don’t have either Anze Kopitar or Dustin Brown. Why’d Van City lose? Aside from Alex Edler’s two goals in the first two games, he and Jason Garrison have been black holes of offence.
Did you miss the Vancouver Canucks vs. LA Kings Sunday night? Jarret Stoll scored 4:27 into overtime, skating onto a loose puck after defenseman Dan Hamhuis was wiped out coming out of his own zone, skating in on a 2-on-1 and snapped a wrist shot over the blocker of Cory Schneider. Good night Vancouver. Jonathan Quick kept the Los Angeles Kings alive. Great save after great save.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer C-Mac is back to tell us if Vancouver is to become just the fourth team in NHL history to recover from a 3-0 game deficit then Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin must lead the way. They must fine tune their clean entries in five-on-five play again to limit LA’s defensive tendencies. They must continue to lead and inspire their teammates with their calmness, patience and hard work ethic.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac tells us In a sea full of negative player ratings for the Canucks against LA, Keith Ballard has maintained an even zero rating following their first win. Ballard’s stop/start year looked to have cemented another disappointing run with Vancouver. It’s turned around for him.
Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win on Wednesday night in game four to the LA Kings. It’s been a long slow slide for Mason Raymond hasn’t it? His blunder led to the Kings only goal of the night by Anze Kopitar. What a difference an Art Ross winner makes. With Daniel Sedin back in the lineup Henrik Sedin and he prooved whats been missing.
Did you miss the Vancouver Canucks vs. LA Kings Wednesday night? Daniel Sedin’s return to the lineup gave Vancouver some life as it avoided elimination with a 3-1 victory. The Kings still lead the series 3-1 and can advance by winning Game 5 on Sunday in Vancouver. Defensemen Alexander Edler and Kevin Bieksa scored in the second period.
Your Vancouver Canucks are down 3 bone to the Los Angeles Kings and Josh Hall our Canucks Insider says forget about keys to the game. They need to do everything in their power to win. However, he also says it’s about the fans in this call to all of you reading this. Daniel Sedin will be back in the lineup most likely with Henrik Sedin and David Booth, Alex Burrows will play with Ryan Kesler, and Mason Raymond.
NWSB insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac says for the Canucks to comeback versus the LA Kings in the 2012 NHL playoffs five things must happen. it would take a great goalie. It would require a veteran team. It would need a team with a source of inspiration. It would rely on desire. It would demand scoring. Daniel Sedin is in LA, will he play? Who is in net? Roberto Luongo or Cory Schneider.
Did you miss the Vancouver Canucks vs. LA Kings Sunday night? Great game for LA. Kings captain Dustin Brown scored his fourth goal of the series in the third period and Jonathan Quick made 41 saves for his second career playoff shutout as the Kings defeated Vancouver, 1-0, in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Sunday night at Staples Center.
NWSB insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac says for all his amazing talents Alex Edler sometimes plays the game, like the old adage goes, as a million dollar player with a 10 cent head. His two egregious puck handling errors, one in each game in these playoffs against the LA Kings, have cost the team in goals against at the most crucial of times. Chris Tanev, Dan Hamhuis, Aaron Rome and Andrew Alberts are shaking their heads.