2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Kings At Canucks Game 2 Preview (Kings Lead 1-0)

KINGS

CANUCKS

AT

Time Fri. 7:00 PM PST
TV CBC, NBCSN, RDS
Season Series 2-1-1 Canucks
Last Meeting
4-2 Kings Mar.11/12
The Enemy Jewels From The Crown, Battle Of California Scoring Leaders Kesler: 0-2-2
Richards: 1-2-3
Kings
Category Canucks
40-27-15 Season Record 51-22-9
8th
Conference Position 1st
Won 1
Streak Lost 1
1-0
< Road Record / Home Record >
0-1
4
Goals For 2
2
Goals Against 4
4.0
Goals Per Game Average
2.0
2.0
Goals Against Per Game Average
4.0
0.50
5 On 5 GF/GA 2.0
25.0
Power Play %
0
100
Penalty Kill %
75
44.6
Faceoffs % 55.4
28
Hits
26
19
Blocked Shots
18
5
Giveaways
8
8
Takeaways
9
10.0
PIM's Per Game Average
27.0
NHL.com

WTF

An absolute embarrassing performance by the Canucks in Game 1. The parade to the P-Box, the giveaways, the general lack of intensity, the theatrics...any goof in an Orca jersey who plays D or forward OWES Roberto Luongo a better effort than that. They owe it to themselves. They preached "lessons learned from last year's playoff run" before the series started and then laid a massive egg.

WTF to the canucks' power play, which has been atrocious for several games now.

WTF to Line 2. I don't even have to say what I think here. Yeah I do. The Kings' top 6 forwards look deadly. The Canucks need to match that or die. Well, unless Line 3 starts putting up points again.

A big WTF to Mike Richards and the Kings who played a solid game. Me no likey.

Willie. Willie Willie Willie....stop that. I still have your Canucks jersey. You are hurting my feelings.

PRAISE

Despite all the fails by the Canucks in Game 1 they were never out of it until the empty net goal to make it 4-2. That says something. That says that Roberto Luongo was an absolute beast and kept them in it. That makes me confident that the Canucks can clean up their act and win Game 2.

Praise be to the Canucks final power play opportunity. It was a firing squad. It looked so much more effective with quick puck movement and more shots. I have a feeling that it is about to be remedied. Lately the Canucks have over-passed when up a man. Shoot it! Is a defender gonna block it? Let him! It's gonna hurt him! Maybe he won't block the next one. Small victories.

PROJECTED ROSTERS

CANUCKS


Roberto Luongo

#1 / Goalie / Vancouver Canucks

6-3

217

Apr 04, 1979

Easily the best Canuck in Game 1. Way to go, Lou!



Mason Raymond - Henrik Sedin - Alexandre Burrows

David Booth - Ryan Kesler - Andrew Ebbett

Jannik Hansen - Sammy Pahlsson - Chris Higgins

Dale Weise- Manny Malhotra - Maxim Lapierre

Dan Hamhuis - Kevin Bieksa

Alex Edler - Sami Salo

Keith Ballard - Chris Tanev

KINGS


Jonathan Quick

#32 / Goalie / Los Angeles Kings

6-1

212

Jan 21, 1986

Under siege, let's see what Quick can do.


Dustin Brown - Anze Kopitar - Justin Williams

Dwight King - Mike Richards - Jeff Carter

Dustin Penner - Jarret Stoll - Trevor Lewis

Andrei Loktionov? - Colin Fraser - Jordan Nolan

Rob Scuderi - Drew Doughty

Wille Mitchell - Slava Voynov

Alec Martinez - Matt Greene

INJURIES

-Via TSN: Dave Pratt from CKNW is saying that an inside source told him that Daniel Sedin should be ready for Game 3.

Kyle Clifford, who Byron Bitz wrecked, will miss Game 2.

THE CANUCKS' BIG GUNS

-Henrik Sedin has 1 goal and 8 assists in his last 6 games.

-Daniel Sedin had 2 goals and 1 assists in 9 games before Duncan Keith whacked him.

-Alexandre Burrows has 5 goals and 2 assists in his last 7.

-Ryan Kesler had 2 assists in Game 1. You know he'd love to bag one to get it going again.

-David Booth has 1 goal and no assists in his last 12.

-Chris Higgins has 1 goal and no assists in his last 5.

-Kevin Bieksa has 1 goal and 4 assists in his last 6 games.

-Dan Hamhuis has 4 assists in his last 4 games.

-Alex Edler has 1 goal and 3 assists in his last 5.

-Maxim Lapierre has 3 goals and 3 assists in his last 6.

-Mason Raymond has 1 assist in his last 7.

THE KINGS' BIG GUNS

-Anze Kopitar has scored 1 goal and 11 assists in his last 7 games.

-Justin Williams has 4 goals and 3 assists in his last 7.

-Dustin Penner has 1 assist in his last 10.

-Mike Richards has 3 goals and 5 assists in his last 6.

-Dustin Brown has 4 goals and 4 assists in his last 7 games.

-Jeff Carter had 2 assists in game 1.

-Drew Doughty has 1 points in his last 5 games.

-Willie Mitchell has 5 assists in his last 3 games.

TRENDS

  • Kings are 4-1 in their last 5 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
  • Kings are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Northwest.
  • Kings are 10-3 in their last 13 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
  • Kings are 6-13 in their last 19 Friday games.
  • Canucks are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest.
  • Canucks are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Pacific.
  • Canucks are 8-2 in their last 10 overall.
  • Canucks are 13-5 in their last 18 Friday games.
  • More at Covers.com.

VIDEO

Game 1 Highlights:

Richards cranks Burrows:

I don't care what anyone says. That was an awesome hit. Better keep your head up though, Mikey. We're coming for you!

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Fuck Game 1...

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