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Kings shut out again; have to ‘bear down more’

Mar 23, 2013, 10:38 PM EDT

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The L.A. Kings have allowed a combined total of three goals over their last two hockey games.

And yet, they’ve lost both of those.

The Kings were shutout for the second consecutive time on home ice, this time falling to the visiting Vancouver Canucks 1-0 on Saturday afternoon.

Against the Canucks, the Kings gave up just 13 shots. Still lost. Cory Schneider, making his third consecutive start in the Canucks goal was, at least to Vancouver fans, the difference. He now has three consecutive wins.

The Kings might see it a different way.

Every team has got good goaltending. This league is all about that. And low-scoring games, 1-0, 3-2, 2-1, whatever,” center Jarret Stoll told the L.A. Times.

“But the bottom line is we’ve got to be better to score goals, and bear down more. And it’s not like we’re not getting chances as a team. I think we are. But we can work for more chances and we can bear down when we get those chances.”

Can’t fault Jonathan Quick for this one.

But, based on the commends of Kings head coach Darryl Sutter, change won’t necessarily be coming to the forward combinations.

Right now, [Kopitar], [Brown], [Justin Williams], Jeff [Carter], Mike [Richards], [Lewis] and Jarret [Stoll] … are all having trouble scoring right now,” Sutter told NHL.com.

“So I’m more inclined to listen to what they tell me more than I tell them, right? It’s difficult when you’re just playing to say that you’re going switch lines up. That’s like giving me a map to a place I don’t know.”

  1. canucks30 - Mar 23, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    Nice of the Canucks to shut Doughty up.

    In before Blomfeld posts an obnoxious Elvis video.

  2. einjzmolf - Mar 23, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    So much for ‘tomorrow’, eh blomfeld?

  3. canucks30 - Mar 23, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    This one goes out to blomfeld

  4. blomfeld - Mar 23, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    *** earlier today on the outskirts of town ***

    Blomfeld & friends: Halt ! … just where do you boys think you’re head’n ?

    Einjzmolf & Canucks30: Ugh … we was just riding into town like ?

    Blomfeld & friends: Well word is that you boys have been talking trash about the LA Kings ?

    Einjzmolf & Canucks30: hell no, we ain’t done that ! … and if we did, then we was just kidd’n like …

    Friend # 1: watch it Blom, they’re both armed !

    Einjzmolf & Canucks30: look, we ain’t want no trouble … fact is, we really like them Kings !

    Friend # 2: well that sure as hell ain’t what you been saying earlier !

    Einjzmolf & Canucks30: look, take it easy … maybe we can like talk about it or something ?

    Blomfeld: it’s too late for talking … let ‘em have it boys ! …. KAPOW !.. KABOOM ! .. KAZAM !

    Executive Summary: friends, we lost today and that’s never good … but let’s keep the bigger picture in perspective eh ? … Quick is back in form and our blue-line corps remains as the NHL’s equivalent to the Siegfried line ! … yeah, perhaps our guns have been silent during these last two outings, but so what ? … we must have no concerns, as they’ll be “spitting with fire” again shortly and those who questioned our resolve will rue the day they ever did so !

    GO KINGS GO !! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!! :) :) :) :) :)

  5. canucks30 - Mar 24, 2013 at 1:18 AM

    Just because I’m a nice guy I’ll give Kings fans a consolation prize. 19 years ago today:

  6. kings4life - Mar 24, 2013 at 3:53 AM

    Win in the regular season is all you do Canucks. In the playoffs you get laid out every year.

    Canucks fans on this site you know your division is the worst in the NHL and has been for years fact is Oilers, Wild, Flames and Avalance have been in the draft lottery for the last 4 years.

  7. loyallakingsfan35yrs - Mar 24, 2013 at 4:04 AM

    Only 11 saves were made. we lose 2-0 ???

  8. loyallakingsfan35yrs - Mar 24, 2013 at 4:05 AM

    Oh my bad, 12 saves 1-0

  9. canucks30 - Mar 24, 2013 at 4:06 AM

    The Kings have made it past the first round of the playoffs twice in 18 years.

    During the same time period the Canucks have made it past the first round 7 times and have appeared in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals twice.

    During that time period the Colorado Avalanche won 2 Stanley Cups, the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers lost in game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals once each, and the Minnesota Wild appeared in the 2003 Western Conference Finals (in the years the Avalanche didn’t win the Stanley Cup they appeared in round 3 routinely)

    Despite this, the Canucks faired relatively well against the Avalanche and routinely made the playoffs while the Kings went on 2 separate long playoff droughts and weren’t nearly as competitive against the Pacific Divison.

    In addition, the Canucks had the best record against Pacific and Central Division teams in each of the last 2 seasons they won the President’s trophy.

    In other words, YOUR WRONG.

    Regardless, the Kings and Canucks are Division rivals as of next season so we shall see what transpires moving forward.

  10. canucks30 - Mar 24, 2013 at 4:18 AM

    The Canucks have won more playoff series since Mike Gillis was hired as Vancouver’s GM (5) in 2008 then the Kings have since 2003 (4).

    One of those series wins was over the Kings in 2010.

    Apparently this equates to being “laid out”.

  11. canucks30 - Mar 24, 2013 at 4:20 AM

  12. canucks30 - Mar 24, 2013 at 4:22 AM

  13. canucks30 - Mar 24, 2013 at 4:33 AM

    kings4life if your going to troll Vancouver fans you can certainly do better than Brown’s hit on H. Sedin.

    This for example:

  14. kings4life - Mar 24, 2013 at 5:11 AM

    Who cares how many rounds you have won in18 years. How many rings do Canucks have? Zero! Check the rings!

  15. canucks30 - Mar 24, 2013 at 5:27 AM

    The city of Vancouver has 1 Stanley Cup

    The 1914-15 Vancouver Millionaires

    The city of Los Angeles has 1 Stanley Cup

    The 2011-12 LA Kings

    So I guess we’re even.

    • ron05342 - Mar 24, 2013 at 12:25 PM

      Weak.

      Very weak.

  16. kings4life - Mar 24, 2013 at 6:14 AM

    Wow 1914 what joke just because your new owner tried to make money off the millionaires jersey doesn’t mean that you have to be a sheep and follow 1914 . WOW!

  17. unklepaulhargus - Mar 24, 2013 at 7:29 AM

    Sounds like the party boys Carter and Ritchie may have taught the other Kings players how to party!!! Seriously though, I hope this isn’t the case. Everyone bashed Homer when he traded those two. But they were not committed to the team, enjoyed the nightlife a little too much.

    • ron05342 - Mar 24, 2013 at 12:30 PM

      Yup, they really partied hard after winning the Stanley Cup for the Kings.

      By the way, how are the Flyers doing this year?

  18. canucks30 - Mar 24, 2013 at 7:41 AM

    Actually I was aware of the Vancouver Millionaires long before the Aquilini’s purchased their copyright.

    Just like the Seattle Metropolitans, Victoria Cougars, Montreal Maroons, and the original Ottawa Senators among many others.

    The Stanley Cup pre-dates the NHL and the original six.

    Perhaps you should brush up on your hockey knowledge.

    • ron05342 - Mar 24, 2013 at 12:29 PM

      You can go back in your time machine all you want, bitter Canucks fan, but the bottom line is as of today here is the Stanley Cup scoreboard:

      Los Angeles Kings, 1, Vancouver Canucks 0

      What’s even better is we plowed your team under to get there. So thanks for your sh*tty performance in the first round last season, hope to see you again this season on our way to a second Cup.

  19. reeggss - Mar 24, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    When will Vancouver fans understand the president’s trophy is not the same as the Stanley cup, keep living off 1914 boys

  20. steelers88 - Mar 24, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Shoot for the #8 seed LA look what happened last year!

  21. blomfeld - Mar 24, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    TOMORROW IS OURS !

    Friends, this Canucks30 character does indeed make some valid points. And I commend him for his amusing mixture of “history lessons, video footage and time machines” in making his argument. However the fact remains that we live in the present, not the past. And as the reigning Stanley Cup Champions, we LA Kings count the Vancouver Canucks as nothing more than one of those who we “annihilated” during our glorious march to victory last year. Same goes for the Blues, Yotes, Devils, or anyone else who comes to stand in our way. The key is to win when it counts and last year we proved to all that there’s no one better at doing that than us! The kicker however is that it only gets better from here. Don’t ask me how I know, but I do. And I can assure you friends that last year was mere “child’s play” compared to what we have in store for these people this year! :)

    To your stations friends and be ready … we’re about to go back in for more !

    GO KINGS GO !!!!!!!!

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