Vancouver Canucks 2, Los Angeles Kings 1
SOG: LAK – 37; VAN – 20
PP: LAK – 0/2; VAN – 1/3
1) VAN PPG - Loui Eriksson (7) (Bo Horvat, Ben Hutton), 2:43
2) VAN - Henrik Sedin (8) (Troy Stecher), 0:23
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On indications he receives when Drew Doughty is at the tip-top of his game:
It looks the same to me as it does to you every night when he plays half the game, plays every situation. He’s a great player. These guys don’t have much ebb-and-flow in their game. They’re pretty consistent. That’s why th... Read More
Good afternoon from the team hotel, where it's not quite as cozy as the living room depicted above.
The Kings took the ice at 11:30 a.m. and aligned thusly:
Gra... Read More
When the dressing room doors open and Luca Sbisa is sitting at his stall, you take that opportunity to converse with the thoughtful defenseman who has put together a nice season with the Canucks, having totaled one goal, nine points and a plus-seven rating over an average of 18:03 minutes per game. ... Read More
Good morning, Vancouver, and good morning, Insiders.
We're back on. The Kings' annual late December Western Canada trip is upon us, and this is a trip that the team has done a good job of grabbing points on in the last two years, having gone a combined 4-1-1 against Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgar... Read More
On Tyler Toffoli’s status:
Won’t travel. We’ll get him looked at again early after the new year, so it’ll be at least a week before we even look at him again.
On Brayden McNabb’s status:
He’s medically cleared. I don’t think the (Christmas) break was necessarily in his favor. He wants some full... Read More
The opportunistic 2016-17 Vancouver Canucks nearly very nearly won despite never having led in regulation for the fourth time in five games, and perhaps there seemed to be faint and ominous overtones when it became clear the visitors’ comeback from three goals down would be decided in a shootout, bu... Read More
-With the win, Los Angeles improved to 107-100-36 all-time against Vancouver, a record that includes a home mark of 66-40-18. These teams will meet next on December 28 at Vancouver.
-The Kings improved to 1-1-0 against the Pacific Division and 2-2-0 against the Western Conference.
-Los Angeles imp... Read More
Dustin Brown, on the shootout win:
I thought we controlled the play. They get two power play goals, so it’s sometimes the way the game goes. Special teams is huge every night. I mean, our special teams got a power play and a shorthanded goal. It’s just we gave ‘em opportunity after opportunity. It p... Read More
On the team’s performance in the shootout win:
It was a really solid game. It was the best three periods that we’ve put together in one game all season.
On Dustin Brown’s performance:
He was a physical player, clearly. Strong on the walls and strong on the puck, If he does that, he has a chance to ... Read More