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Up next for the Kings: Monday at Vancouver

The Kings will have eyes on the scoreboard to keep track of their place in the standings.

March 26, 2012|By Lisa Dillman
  • Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo reacts after getting hit with a high stick by teammate Dan Hamhuis, who was trying to check Kings winger Dustin Brown on the play.
Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo reacts after getting hit with a high stick… (Rich Lam / Getty Images )

When: 7 PDT.

Where: Rogers Arena.

On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 1150.

Records: Kings 37-26-12, Canucks 45-21-9.

Record vs. Canucks: 2-1.

Update: The Kings will be scoreboard-watching because the two teams immediately behind them in the standings are playing each other Monday: San Jose is hosting Colorado. All three teams have 86 points, but the Kings are eighth because they hold the tiebreakers. Kings forward Justin Williams, who has eight points in his last eight games, was talking about watching the scoreboard recently. Said Williams: "If you go into it with a mind-set that it's going to be a three-point game and it's not a three-point game, you say, 'Hey perfect.'" The Canucks are without their leading goal-scorer, Daniel Sedin, who is out with a suspected concussion. In Sedin's place, Mason Raymond is getting a chance to play on the first line. Vancouver clinched first place in the Northwest Division on Saturday and still has an outside chance of reeling in St. Louis for the top spot in the Western Conference and home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs.

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