Game 4: Canucks 3, Kings 1 (FINAL)

Do the Kings have what it takes to close out the series, or will it keep going? It’s the Kings and the Vancouver Canucks in Game 4, with all the action on NBC Sports Network and on 1150-AM and affiliates. Join Jim Fox for a chat here during the game, with all the game updates as well…

THIRD PERIOD
In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Schneider.
Penalty shot saved: Dustin Brown got awarded a penalty shot, 5:23 into the period, with the Kings shorthanded, after he was taken down by Kevin Bieka. Schneider made the save.
Canucks 3, Kings 1: Just 22 seconds after Schneider’s save on Brown’s penalty shot, the Canucks took a two-goal lead with a power-play goal. Dan Hamhuis’ shot was saved, but the rebounded popped in the air and landed in front of Henrik Sedin, who one-timed it past Quick. Daniel Sedin also picked up an assist.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Canucks 44-30, but the series will go to a Game 5, to be played Sunday in Vancouver at a time to be determined.

SECOND PERIOD
In goal: It’s still Quick vs. Schneider.
Kings 1, Canucks 1: The Canucks had been 0-for-14 on the power play, but the tied the game on the power play 4:07 into the second period. Alexander Edler held the puck and fired a shot from the right point, with Ryan Kesler parked in front of the Kings’ net. The shot got through and beat Quick. Dan Hamhuis and Kesler picked up assists.
Canucks 2, Kings 1: The Canucks kept the pressure on, and took the lead at the 8:36 mark. Kevin Bieksa’s long-range shot deflected off Mike Richards’ stick and beat Quick. David Booth picked up an assist. The Canucks took their first lead since they led 1-0 in the first period of Game 1.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Canucks 18-9 in the period. The Kings went 0-for-2 on the power play and 0-for-1 on the penalty kill.

FIRST PERIOD
Officials: Dan O’Halloran, Tom Kowal (referees); Jay Sharrars, Mark Wheler (linesmen).
Lineups: Kyle Clifford, Davis Drewiske, Andrei Loktionov and Kevin Westgarth are the Kings’ scratches.
In goal: It’s the Kings’ Jonathan Quick against the Canucks’ Cory Schneider.
Kings 1, Canucks 0: The Kings took the lead with exactly seven minutes remaining in the period. Justin Williams pushed the puck ahead in the neutral zone toward Anze Kopitar, who got around a check attempt from Mason Raymond and went to the net. Kopitar, with open ice in front of him, shot high and scored. Williams and Willie Mitchell picked up assists.
End of period: The Kings outshot the Canucks 13-7 in the penalty-free period.

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