Scouting the Canucks

This is the fourth and final meeting of the season between the Kings and the Vancouver Canucks. It followed the Canucks’ 3-2 win in Los Angeles on Nov. 10, the Kings’ 4-1 win in Los Angeles on Dec. 31 and the Kings’ 3-2 shootout win in Vancouver on Jan. 17. The Canucks, after a 1-3-1 skid, have won two consecutive games and are four points behind St. Louis for the top spot in the Western Conference, with one game in hand. The Canucks play six of their last seven regular-season games at home. If the Canucks get an early lead, watch out. The Canucks have a 37-9-4 record this season when they score the first goal, and a 25-3-3 record when they lead after the first period. The Canucks have a plus-30 scoring margin in the first period this season, compared to minus-7 in the second period and plus-15 in the third period. Vancouver will make one change, with Marc-Andre Gragnani replacing the injured Aaron Rome on defense, and Roberto Luongo gets the start in goal for the Canucks. For the latest on the Canucks, check out the coverage from the Vancouver Province and the Vancouver Sun, followed by the possible lineups for the Kings and the Canucks…

The Vancouver Province’s Canucks coverage

The Vancouver Sun’s Canucks coverage

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KINGS LINEUP
Dustin Brown-Anze Kopitar-Justin Williams
Dwight King-Mike Richards-Jeff Carter
Dustin Penner-Jarret Stoll-Trevor Lewis
Kyle Clifford-Colin Fraser-Jordan Nolan

Rob Scuderi-Drew Doughty
Willie Mitchell-Slava Voynov
Alec Martinez-Matt Greene

Jonathan Quick
Jonathan Bernier

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CANUCKS LINEUP
Mason Raymond-Henrik Sedin-Zack Kassian
Alexandre Burrows-Ryan Kesler-David Booth
Chris Higgins-Samuel Pahlsson-Jannik Hansen
Dale Weise-Manny Malhotra-Maxim Lapierre

Alexander Edler-Kevin Bieksa
Dan Hamhuis-Christopher Tanev
Sami Salo-Marc-Andre Gragnani

Roberto Luongo
Cory Schneider

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