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The Province

Iain MacIntyre: Canucks respond to lame Ducks outing, but Kings still get Quick win

“The debut-du-jour was made by Molino, who was wearing a Canuck uniform in the NHL one week after finishing his college career at Western Michigan University. A month ago, [Drew] Shore was playing in Switzerland. This is the Canucks’ new world.”

Iginla’s 625th goal, Quick’s 35 saves get Kings past Canucks

“The Kings were coming off a 4-1 victory in Calgary after picking up just one win over their last five (1-4-0), a stretch that helped put the club’s playoff hopes on the brink of elimination.

Quick, who missed 59 games earlier this season with a groin injury, picked up his 44th career shutout after going 4-4-0 over his last nine starts, with 16 goals-against over that span.”

The Provies: How the Sedins got smothered, saving Goldy and the legend of Biega grows

“It’s almost hard to believe now, but Daniel Sedin had 61 points last season. It’s 50% more than his current pile. He had 28 goals. That’s double what’s he got.

To think, many concluded last year which was a down year for the Sedins, impaired by multiple Henrik injuries in the second half, including a broken finger he was playing with for weeks.

Matching that down year now feels as unattainable as the Art Ross, 100-point seasons.

Since Jan. 1, Daniel has four goals. It’s in 39 games, nearly half a season’s worth.”

Vancouver Courier – Pass it to Bulis

I Watched This Game: Canucks 0, Kings 2

“Alex Biega is 28 years old, yet he has the spirit (and the sparse facial hair) of a young boy. Sprinkling a bit of fairy dust on himself, he burst out in song: “I can fly, I can fly, I can flyyyyy!” and launched himself into Tanner Pearson with an airborne check. The undersized defenceman-cum-forward may not have much in the way of scoring power, but from an acrobatic gymnastics point of view I give him a 9.5 for both artistry and execution.

I’m actually really liking Biega on the fourth line, he’s got energy to burn, knows the fundamentals and he has a great attitude. It’s just a bonus that he’s got hops.”

Canucks Army

Canucks Army Postgame #77: Meh-lino

“Perhaps it’s just that the bar for entertainment has just been significantly lowered in Vancouver over the past two seasons, but tonight’s tilt between the Canucks and Kings felt oddly fun. At least, as fun as a 2-0 game between two offensively anemic teams can be. The Canucks generated a lot of chances, many of which came courtesy of their youngsters, and Ryan Miller had yet another solid outing.”

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Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Muzzin was drafted in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, before signing to the Kings in 2010. He has since become the first Woodstock, Ontario professional athlete to win a major sports trophy.
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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.
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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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