Jan 13, 2014, 12:36 PM EDT
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.)
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.
In case you haven’t heard, these teams really don’t like each other.
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- Kings’ Nolan gets double-minor for punching Oilers’ Joensuu 51
- Extended overtime likely to be on agenda in GMs’ March meeting 39
- Lundqvist shuts out Red Wings to claim 300th victory 11
- NHL on NBCSN: Hawks know they can’t take Sabres lightly 10
- NHL on NBC: Red Wings, Rangers fight to cling onto playoff spots 2
- Video: Flames score center-ice goal against Canucks’ Lack 19
- Stars believe Lehtonen suffered concussion from Haula collision (update) 23
- Video: Stars retire Mike Modano’s jersey 11
- Rostislav Klesla passes on joining Sabres organization following trade 12
- Canucks trade Luongo to Panthers (93)
- BLOCKBUSTER: Lightning trade St. Louis to Rangers for Callahan (82)
- Kings make splash, acquire Gaborik from Columbus (72)
- Report: Canucks want center, top prospect and first-rounder for Kesler (68)
- Steve Moore remains shocked, disgusted about Todd Bertuzzi attack (67)