Scouting the Canucks - LA Kings Insider

On this gameday in Canada, a happy 83rd birthday to “Mr. Hockey” Gordie Howe (and, in a complete non sequitur, a happy 66th birthday to Gabe Kaplan of “Welcome Back, Kotter” fame). This is the last of four regular-season meetings between the Kings and Vancouver Canucks, and another goalie showdown between Jonathan Quick and Roberto Luongo. The Canucks have altered their line combinations slightly, but they lead the league in essentially every notable statistical category, including goals per game, goals-against per game, power-play percentage, penalty-kill percentage and faceoff percentage. For the latest on the Canucks, check out these stories from the Vancouver Sun and Vancouver Province, followed by the expected lineups for the Canucks and the Kings…

Canucks Game Day: Canucks can clinch Presidents’ Trophy tonight (Vancouver Sun)

Mitchell says only luck separates him and Malhotra (Vancouver Province)

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CANUCKS LINEUP
Daniel Sedin-Henrik Sedin-Alexandre Burrows
Chris Higgins-Ryan Kesler-Jeff Tambellini
Raffi Torres-Mason Raymond-Jannik Hansen
Alexandre Bolduc-Maxim Lapierre-Victor Oreskovich

Christian Ehrhoff-Sami Salo
Aaron Rome-Kevin Bieksa
Keith Ballard-Christopher Tanev

Roberto Luongo

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KINGS LINEUP
Penner-Handzus-Moller
Smyth-Lewis-Brown
Ponikarovsky-Stoll-Simmonds
Clifford-Richardson-Westgarth

Mitchell-Doughty
Johnson-Scuderi
Martinez-Greene

Quick