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Kings 5 Canucks 3

Bastards  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Bastards (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Hold on, before you go and blame the refs for the non-goal on whatever Sedin that was....kicking motion or not it really wasn't he point. 7 of the 10 Kings' goals scored in this series have been on the powerplay. 7 OUT OF 10. The worst fear is now realized. It's not Roberto Luongo's performance. It's not the refs' calls or non-calls. It's the Canucks' inability to kill penalties. They say that they need to take less penalties but that is not the point. If your special teams (both power play and penalty kill) are out of wack, you are not going to win the series. Bottom line is that teams take about 4-5 penalties per game. If you can't kill them you're dead.

That is the problem with this Vancouver team. It's not the missed nets. It's the coverage down low when down a man. The Kings are taking Luongo stops and burying the rebounds with ease. It needs to stop ASAP. But from what I've seen so far, the team lacks the confidence to kill penalties and that is their Achille's heel.

Remedy it quick or golf. Simple as that.