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Vancouver Canucks knock LA Kings out of playoffs

Apr 26, 2010, 12:03 AM EDT

sedinwins.jpgThe Los Angeles Kings came to play in Game 6. Unfortunately for the young bunch, so did Roberto Luongo – and eventually – so did Daniel Sedin.

Vancouver Canucks 4, Los Angeles Kings 2

Canucks win series 4-2

After out-shooting the Canucks 26-11 going into the third period, the Kings lost a little steam and allowed 11 Vancouver shots to their 6. Kevin Bieksa scored the game-tying goal and Daniel Sedin placed a perfect shot – beating a sprawling Drew Doughty and Jonathan Quick – to give the Canucks their first lead of the game with only 2:07 left.

That lead proved to be too much for the Kings, who went all-in by sending Drew Doughty deep into the offensive zone with the goalie pulled. A decent chance missed Jarret Stoll’s stick and Alex Burrows scored an easy empty-netter to seal the deal. Who knows if this will end Burrows’ struggles, but it gave the Canucks much-needed insurance.

There’s plenty to be optimistic about if you’re a Kings fan, though. Doughty is already a stud and he has plenty of talented youthful company. GM Dean Lombardi keeps showing a nice mix of aggressiveness and patience with his personnel moves (don’t sign Ilya Kovalchuk!). With the two Jonathans (Bernier and Quick) in net, the team probably can keep their goalies cheap (and therefore build up around them). The future is looking bright for the Kings, but forgive them if they don’t want to hear that right now.

  1. JONNY BOY - Apr 26, 2010 at 1:19 AM

    MY KINGS GOT A TASTE OF WHAT ITS ALL ABOUT. CROSBY LOST IN FIVE TO THE SENATORS HIS FIRST YEAR IN. GAINED EXPERIENCED, WE ACCOMPLISHED THAT, HOLD YOUR HEADS UP MY KINGS, U NOW KNOW WHAT IT TAKES, GOT A TASTE A SHORT TASTE BUT A TASTE NONE THE LESS, NEXT SEASON WE WIN OUR DIVISION, GET THE HIGHEST SEED POSSIBLE, CUZ ITS A SIMPLE FACT IF YOUR TEAM IS NOT SEEDED FOUR OR HIGHER IN EITHER CONFERENCE YOU DONT WIN THE CUP, THATS WHY NEXT SEASON WE WILL BE KING OF KINGS AND LORDS OF LORD STANLEY. P.S. WORK YOUR GUYS ASS OFF THIS OFFFSEASON YOU WONT REGRET IT AFTER LIFTING A DIFFERENT 35 POUND CHALICE.

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