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Tonight: Kings, Canucks meet again

Jan 13, 2014, 12:36 PM EDT

Jordan Nolan, Tom Sestito AP

Only four games tonight in the NHL, but a compelling one in Los Angeles, where the Kings will try to maintain their perfect record this season against the Canucks.

L.A. and Vancouver have met three times already, with the Kings winning twice in regulation and once in overtime. They’ll meet one more time after tonight, on April 5 at Rogers Arena.

Coming off a big win over St. Louis on Friday, the Canucks are likely to get defenseman Alex Edler back in the lineup versus the Kings. Edler hasn’t played since Dec. 3, when he was hurt in a game versus the Predators. (Update: Vancouver has reassigned d-man Frank Corrado to AHL Utica. Pretty much guarantees Edler’s a go.)

Meanwhile, goalie Roberto Luongo and Alex Burrows are expected to be out a bit longer with their respective injuries.

The last time the Kings and Canucks met, less than two weeks ago on Jan. 4 at the Staples Center, Los Angeles dominated possession, outshooting Vancouver 49-28 in a 3-1 win.

That game also saw Kings captain Dustin Brown run over Luongo, causing an ankle injury. So it will be interesting to see if anything comes of that.

In case you haven’t heard, these teams really don’t like each other.

Related: NHL fines Jordan Nolan for cross-checking Henrik Sedin

  1. patthehockeyfan - Jan 13, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    There are two points separating the Kings and Canucks in the WC Pacific Division. If Vancouver wins, they’ll be tied with the Kings for 3rd place (and, I don’t want to see that happen).

    GKG!!

    • kaptaanamerica - Jan 13, 2014 at 1:20 PM

      Kings are due to be beaten

      • imleftcoast - Jan 13, 2014 at 1:45 PM

        Dustin Brown is overdue to be beaten. Loser.

    • imleftcoast - Jan 13, 2014 at 1:50 PM

      It’s too bad the Canucks aren’t worth more than a game on NBC in April against the Avs. Luckily, Comcast Sportsnet has this one on in Seattle and Portland.

      • hosewater2 - Jan 13, 2014 at 4:02 PM

        Hey big thumbs up, how sick are we of being forcefed mediocre but maybe turning around Rangers games? They do anything they can to make the NYR sound interesting or relevant.

    • imleftcoast - Jan 13, 2014 at 10:52 PM

      Impressive to see the Kings turtle when it was time to answer the bell. Dirty, loser team. No guts.

  2. bigoldorcafromvan - Jan 13, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    I am hoping Dustin Brown pisses Thomas Sesitto off big time.

  3. joey4id - Jan 13, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    Many don’t like Brown, but I would take him on my team any day, and he’d be the captain before Ovi.

    Brown is a power forward with the ability to be physical and score goals, and is a very good leader. Plus he can play either left or right wing.

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