Scouting the Canucks

This is Game 5 in the best-of-seven, first-round playoff series between the Kings and the Vancouver Canucks. The Kings hold a 3-1 series lead. The Canucks are expected to keep their defense intact — as well as stay with goalie Cory Schneider for a third consecutive game — but once again shift things around a little at forward, with Maxim Lapierre moving into a second-line role and Mason Raymond skating on the fourth line. Schneider has appeared in seven NHL playoff games, but has some other professional playoff experience, as he was the goalie for the AHL’s Manitoba Moose in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Schneider and the Moose reached the Calder Cup Finals in 2009 and lost in six games. 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 Canucks and the Kings…

The Vancouver Province’s Canucks coverage

The Vancouver Sun’s Canucks coverage

—–

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

Dan Hamhuis-Kevin Bieksa
Alexander Edler-Sami Salo
Keith Ballard-Christopher Tanev

Cory Schneider
Roberto Luongo

—–

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

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

Jonathan Quick
Jonathan Bernier

Rules for Blog Commenting

  • No profanity, slurs or other offensive language. Replacing letters with symbols does not turn expletives into non-expletives.
  • Personal attacks against other blog commenters, and/or blatant attempts to antagonize other comments, are not tolerated. Respectful disagreement is encouraged. Posts that continually express the same singular opinion will be deleted.
  • Comments that incite political, religious or similar debates will be deleted.
  • Please do not discuss, or post links to websites that illegally stream NHL games.
  • Posting under multiple user names is not allowed. Do not type in all caps. All violations are subject to comment deletion and/or banning of commenters, per the discretion of the blog administrator.