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April 23, 2012 | Lisa Dillman
    Are you ready for some shutouts? Bring on the goalies - the Kings' Jonathan Quick and the Blues' Brian Elliott. They both recorded shutouts in the last regular-season meeting between Los Angeles and St. Louis, on March 22, at Staples Center. The Kings eventually won, 1-0, needing four rounds of a shootout to settle the issue. The Kings and the Blues will meet in the second round of the playoffs, starting in St. Louis, possibly on Friday or Saturday.  But first, though, a word or two about the past before exploring the future.
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April 5, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
VANCOUVER, Canada - This had the feel of a nicely paced scrimmage between the Kings and the Canucks with not much on the line. Then came the third period and an intense hockey game suddenly erupted on Saturday night at Rogers Arena. Kings defenseman Matt Greene got hit with a puck and his skate was soon bloodied. He left the game, came back to play and watched his team lose it with 1:23 remaining as Brad Richardson, the former King, gave the Canucks a 2-1 win and helped Vancouver avoid official playoff elimination.
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April 12, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
Before we all get our knickers in a tweet … Let's just say the mini-controversy that erupted late Wednesday night after the official Kings Twitter account circled and jabbed at the Canucks is way more interesting than most back-and-forth between teams. Or mayors. Thankfully, we haven't been subjected to some boring, cliched bet between the mayors of Los Angeles and Vancouver for this first-round playoff series. Hmm, has Antonio Villaraigosa been to a game in the Jeff Carter era?
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April 5, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
VANCOUVER, Canada - All the years of near misses, tedious bus rides and one excruciating waiting game faded away on Saturday morning for Andrew Campbell. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter summoned the 26-year-old defenseman and told him that he would be making his NHL debut, against the Vancouver Canucks. Televised on "Hockey Night in Canada," no less. "I got like a shiver right down my body, 'Wow, This is going to be the night,'" Campbell said after the morning skate. Arguably, this was the most important conversation of Campbell's hockey life.
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March 26, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
Reporting from Vancouver -- Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell once played with Vancouver's Daniel Sedin and considers the Canucks star forward to be a good friend. Yet that didn't prevent him from holding back when asked about the five-game suspension handed out to Chicago's Duncan Keith last week after he elbowed Sedin in the head. Sedin is out indefinitely with a concussion and the Canucks took the step of confirming that fact, not something always done in the NHL. When Mitchell was playing for the Canucks, his hockey career was threatened and future clouded when he suffered a concussion and had months of lingering symptoms.
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January 15, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller is too sick to start Wednesday night's game against the Vancouver Canucks, putting his 14-game winning streak on hold before his team ventures to tough road games at Chicago and St. Louis. Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said Hiller was “flu-ish” earlier Wednesday as the goalie missed the morning skate at Honda Center. Rookie Frederik Andersen, summoned back from minor league Norfolk after playing two weekend games following his Thursday win with the Ducks at Nashville, started Wednesday.
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October 22, 2010 | Staff and wire reports
Vancouver enforcer Rick Rypien has been suspended six games for grabbing a fan during the Canucks' loss to Minnesota this week.The Canucks also were fined $25,000 in the discipline announced Friday by the NHL. While headed to locker room Tuesday night after being assessed a double minor for roughing and 10-minute misconduct, Rypien reached up and grabbed James Engquist , a fan applauding at the railing. Football: No charges filed against Junior Seau No criminal charges will be filed against football star Junior Seau for the incident that led to his arrest Sunday night on a domestic-violence complaint by his 25-year-old girlfriend, the San Diego County district attorney said.
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June 30, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
The long-running goaltending saga in Vancouver came to a merciful, if not stunning, finish Sunday at the NHL's Entry Draft in Newark, N.J. It had looked as though goalie Roberto Luongo and his onerous contract would be moved out of Vancouver. Instead it was the younger and less expensive Cory Schneider going from the Canucks to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for the No. 9 pick. With that selection, the Canucks took forward Bo Horvat of the London Knights. So instead of succeeding Luongo in Vancouver, Schneider will be doing that with New Jersey incumbent Martin Brodeur, who turned 41 in May. Vancouver GM Mike Gillis said on TSN, a Canadian cable network, that this was the first time he had had this high of a draft choice in his tenure with the Canucks and that the team had explored various options during the goalie saga.
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April 17, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman, Los Angeles Times
Yesterday, in fact, has not seemed so far away. Not for victory-starved Kings fans, who savored long ago playoff success from 1993, pulling it out for close examination, and, well, reassurance during the lost years. The Kings have won one playoff round, in 2001, since that famous run to the Stanley Cup Finals by Wayne Gretzky and friends. They pulled within one game of doubling that total with Sunday's 1-0 victory against the Canucks at Staples Center on Sunday night, taking a 3-0 series lead against the league's best team.
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January 28, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
Forwards Dustin Penner and Brad Richardson stayed out and did extra work well after the Kings' morning skate had ended -- as did defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk -- so it's likely the Kings' lineup against Vancouver on Monday night at Staples Center will be the same as it has been the last few games. Penner has been healthy but was scratched for the Kings' previous two games. Asked if there will be any changes against the Canucks -- whom the Kings upset in the first round of the playoffs last spring -- Coach Darryl Sutter replied: “Be there for the song,” meaning the national anthem.
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March 29, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
VANCOUVER, Canada - First place in the Pacific Division became the Ducks' again Saturday night, when they returned to the brand of play that put them there in the first place. "It's a goal" to win the division, said center Saku Koivu, one of five Ducks players who scored in a 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena. "We're more trying to pay attention to our game, the way we want to play, the way it has to be," Koivu said. Ducks rookie goalie Frederik Andersen stopped 31 of 32 shots as Anaheim established a new team record for most road wins (23)
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January 19, 2014 | By Austin Knoblauch
Much has been said of Vancouver Canucks Coach John Tortorella's attitude change since he left New York for the Pacific Northwest. Though he may be a bit more mild-mannered behind the bench and in news conferences, don't overestimate his ability to control his emotions. The Canucks entered Saturday having lost eight of their previous nine games (which included a 9-1 head-in-the-sand moment against the Ducks on Wednesday), and Tortorella finally lost his cool against the visiting Calgary Flames.
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January 15, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller is too sick to start Wednesday night's game against the Vancouver Canucks, putting his 14-game winning streak on hold before his team ventures to tough road games at Chicago and St. Louis. Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said Hiller was “flu-ish” earlier Wednesday as the goalie missed the morning skate at Honda Center. Rookie Frederik Andersen, summoned back from minor league Norfolk after playing two weekend games following his Thursday win with the Ducks at Nashville, started Wednesday.
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January 15, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
  The Ducks' dominance sent the Vancouver Canucks into a meltdown Wednesday, and worked the record-checkers into a frenzy. Producing a franchise-best goals total - including a team-record six on the power play against a team that started the night as the NHL's best penalty killing unit - the Ducks routed Vancouver 9-1 at Honda Center. “Did I see this coming? No,” Vancouver Coach John Tortorella said afterward. “There's no sense in dissecting it. The best thing we can do is get out of here.” One game after committing 69 minutes of penalties in a 1-0 loss to the Kings Monday at Staples Center, Vancouver (24-15-9)
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January 14, 2014
There was disorder and chaos most of Monday as the Kings faced the Vancouver Canucks, although an occasional minute or two went by without some variation of a penalty being called at Staples Center. The Kings beat the Canucks, 1-0, in one of the more strange, fight-filled games here this season, a game pleasing mostly to fans of "old-time hockey" and the close relatives of the referees, eager to see them get more TV time.   After 40 minutes of scoreless play, Kings captain Dustin Brown broke the deadlock a mere 24 seconds into the third period, putting the finishing touch on a three-on-break with Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter, beating Canucks goalie Eddie Lack with a backhander at the right post.
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November 26, 2013
VANCOUVER, Canada - There were fights. Thunderous hits. Superb goaltending. Fine penalty killing. A dramatic late rally. "There was a little bit of everything in it tonight," Kings forward Mike Richards said. And a lot of relief on the Kings' part Monday as they skated off with a 3-2 overtime victory over the Vancouver Canucks. Despite being outplayed and outshot, 28-8, in the second and third periods combined, the Kings pulled even with 2 minutes and 54 seconds left in the third and stunned the crowd at Rogers Arena when Anze Kopitar rifled home a feed from Slava Voynov 48 seconds into overtime.
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April 13, 2012 | Helene Elliott
VANCOUVER, Canada — Dustin Brown is not the type of captain who screams. He's not fiery by nature, and maybe that fueled speculation the struggling Kings would trade him before the deadline in order to turn around a disappointing season and get a better shot at a playoff spot. What Brown supposedly lacks doesn't matter. The physicality and fierce determination he has brought to his game the past six weeks have proved he's in his rightful place as the captain, a point he underscored Friday by scoring two short-handed goals in the Kings' 4-2 playoff upset of the top-seeded Canucks before an unhappy sellout crowd at Rogers Arena.
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April 25, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
Broken stick. Broken play. Broken (Kings) spirit Even when something seemed to go wrong for the Canucks in the third period, it ended up turning out just right for Vancouver in its first-round playoff series against the Kings. For example, the winning goal: Mikael Samuelsson's stick shattered on his shot. The puck caromed off the Kings' Michal Handzus to a waiting Daniel Sedin. Game and series over. The Canucks would add an empty-netter, but Sedin's goal was the difference in Vancouver's 4-2 victory in Game 6 against the Kings on Sunday night at Staples Center.
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