2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Game 5: Kings At Canucks Preview (Kings Lead Series 3-1)

KINGS

CANUCKS

AT

Time Sun. 5:00 PM PST
TV CBC, NBCSN, RDS
Season Series 2-1-1 Canucks
Last Meeting
3-1 Canucks Apr.18/12
The Enemy Jewels From The Crown, Battle Of California Scoring Leaders H. Sedin: 1-3-4
Brown: 4-1-5
Canucks
Category Kings
51-22-9 Season Record 40-27-15
1st
Conference Position 8th
Won 1
Streak Lost 1
0-2
< Home Record / Road Record >
2-0
7
Goals For 10
10
Goals Against 7
1.75
Goals Per Game Average
2.50
2.50
Goals Against Per Game Average
1.75
1.25
5 On 5 GF/GA 0.80
11.8
Power Play %
13.0
87.0
Penalty Kill %
88.2
53.6
Faceoffs % 46.4
128
Hits
141
57
Blocked Shots
76
42
Giveaways
47
23
Takeaways
28
22.0
PIM's Per Game Average
11.2
NHL.com

It's amazing what a power play goal can do to a struggling team. When Kopitar scored the first goal of Game 4 I thought we were doomed, mostly because the Canucks as a team just didn't seem to have the gel to win it. But cue Daniel Sedin. And as soon as his legs got going the Kings made a serious error: they gave up a power play goal. As soon as that happened the ass-kicking Canucks we have come to love returned to form. You could see it in all the facets of their game. Confidence. Chemistry. Determination. The Kings may have awoken the sleeping giant.

L.A. will adjust. They will tighten up their game even more, especially on defence. But man oh man the heat is on them to close out this series. Can they handle it? Can the Canucks continue their resurgence? Do or die. Unleash the beast, boys!

PROJECTED ROSTERS

CANUCKS


Cory Schneider

#35 / Goalie / Vancouver Canucks

6-2

195

Mar 18, 1986

Move over, bitches! I'm taking over!



D. Sedin - H. Sedin - Booth (yes!)

Lapierre - Kesler - Burrows

Higgins - Pahlsson - Hansen

Weise - Malhotra - Kassian

Bieksa - Hamhuis

Edler - Salo

Ballard - Tanev

KINGS


Jonathan Quick

#32 / Goalie / Los Angeles Kings

6-1

212

Jan 21, 1986


King - Richards - Williams

Brown - Kopitar - Richardson

Penner - Lewis - Stoll

Clifford - Fraser - Nolan

Scuderi - Doughty

Voynov - Mitchell

Greene - Martinez

INJURIES

-Via TSN: Canucks seem fine. Kings' Kyle Clifford questionable for game 5 with an upper body injury.

MUSICAL INTERLUDE

Anyone ever hear of a singer named Jude? Well he wrote a song called "Out Of L.A." several years back and it has always stuck in my head. Here is a video of the song and below that are the lyrics to the song changed:

This team got a shakedown to its roots

Game 4 they shitkicked the Kings with their boots

Now this could be a real good story

With the PP going and a goalie named Cory

Hey Vancouver we gotta get back to L.A.

Hey Vancouver we gotta get back to L.A.

Daniel Sedin reminds me of a movie star

He took the Kings for a ride and I don't mean in his car

He returned to the ice jump-started the team

On a scale of one to ten it was a twenty three

Hey Vancouver we gotta get back to L.A.

Hey Vancouver we gotta get back to L.A.

And Cory Schneider had his way with the Kings

He said "fack you guys I really want that Stanley Cup ring"

Slick maneuvers moving side to side

J Quick said "who the hell is this guy?"

Hey Vancouver we gotta get back to L.A.

Hey Vancouver we gotta get back to L.A.

And Kesler has yet to find his scoring touch

And Booth is real fast but he hasn't done all that much

Lappy is yappy he's a real tough clown

But if these guys don't score the Nucks are going down

Hey Vancouver we gotta get back to L.A.

Hey Vancouver we gotta get back to L.A.

VIDEO

Highlights from Game 4 (HELLS YEAH!):

Luongo interview after practice on Friday:

MISC

A big thank you to Canucks fan Igor Materic who created this and shared in on the Nucks Misconduct Facebook page:

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