December 31, 2011 5:45 pm

Scouting the Canucks

This is the second of four meetings this season between the Kings and the Vancouver Canucks, following Vancouver’s 3-2 victory at Staples Center on Nov. 10. Where is the Canucks’ weakness? They rank in the top 10 in the NHL in goals per game (third), goals-against per game (seventh), power-play percentage (first) and penalty-kill percentage (seventh). After a wobbly 9-9-1 start through mid-November, the Canucks are now on a 15-3-1 run, and they have scored 13 goals in their last three games. Vancouver is expected to start Roberto Luongo in goal. Luongo has allowed two or fewer goals in four of his last five starts. For the latest on the Canucks, check out coverage from the Vancouver Province and the Vancouver Sun, followed by tonight’s possible lineups for both teams…

The Vancouver Province’s Canucks coverage

The Vancouver Sun’s Canucks coverage

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KINGS LINEUP
Richardson-Kopitar-Brown
Loktionov-Richards-Lewis
Penner-Stoll-Williams
Clifford-Fraser-Hunter

Scuderi-Doughty
Mitchell-Voynov
Johnson-Greene

Quick
Bernier

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CANUCKS LINEUP
Daniel Sedin-Henrik Sedin-Alexandre Burrows
Mason Raymond-Ryan Kesler-Jannik Hansen
Andrew Ebbett-Cody Hodgson-Dale Weise
Manny Malhotra-Maxim Lapierre-Mark Mancari

Dan Hamhuis-Kevin Bieksa
Alexander Edler-Sami Salo
Andrew Alberts-Keith Ballard

Roberto Luongo
Cory Schneider

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