Kings Crown Canucks, Thumping Vancouver 5-1

CANUCKS BANTER     By Andrew Chernoff    MARCH 7, 2016

The Vancouver Canucks (25-28-12) left sunny California having been swept out of the State, losing both games including tonight’s match against Los Angeles Kings (39-22-4).

The Canucks opened up the scoring on a goal by Dan Hamhuis, and then the Kings score five unanswered goals, including three in the final period, to defeat Vancouver 5-1.

The Canucks entered the game with so much promise:

  • Vancouver came into their road game against the Los Angeles Kings with a record of 6-3-1 in last 10 road games, 10th best in NHL since January 12.
  • Canucks also faced the Kings with the 2nd best penalty kill on the road in the NHL since January 25th at 92.3 (12 for 13); and the 3rd best penalty kill overall in the NHL in that time span at 87 percent (40 for 46).
  • Vancouver also came into the game with the 3rd best power play in the NHL since February 15 at 34.6 percent (9 for 26).
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 7: Tyler Toffoli #73 of the Los Angeles Kings takes a backhand shot against Ryan Miller #30 of the Vancouver Canucks on March 7, 2016 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NHLI via Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 7: Tyler Toffoli #73 of the Los Angeles Kings takes a backhand shot against Ryan Miller #30 of the Vancouver Canucks on March 7, 2016 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NHLI via Getty Images)

GAME REVIEW

Canucks and Kings came out battling each other and kept things close in the first five minutes of the game with the Kings out shooting the Canucks 5-3; and both teams having three hits each. Face-off wins were also close at 4 for 6 for the Kings.

Both teams showed good puck movement and drive as there were scoring chances by both teams entering the final half of the period. Canucks were out hitting the Kings and the Kings also had a slight edge in shots.

Canucks Emerson Etem would put Vancouver on the power play when he went in on  Kings goalie Johnathan Quick and drew a penalty as he was hooked by Kings defenseman Luke Schenn on the scoring opportunity at 12:47. Vancouver would not be successful with the man advantage.

The period would end scoreless.

After one period:
  • Team Shots: Kings-10    Canucks-6
  • Team Face-offs: Kings-8/13   Canucks-5/13
  • Team Hits: Kings-11     Canucks-14
  • Team Blocked Shots: Canucks3        Kings-6
  • Team Takeaways: Kings-2     Canucks-1
  • Team Giveaways: Kings-1     Canucks-0
  • Power Play: Kings:  0/0     Canucks:  0/1
  • Penalty Kill: Canucks:   0/ 0     Kings:  1/1
  • Canucks Individual Shots: 6-Canucks@ 1 shot
  • Canucks Individual Hits: M.Granlund-3; L.Sbisa-2; B.Horvat-2; B.Hutton-2
  • Canucks Individual Face-offs: B.Horvat-3/5; M.Granlund-1/3
  • Teams Corsi For:
    • EV 5v5—Kings-22    Canucks-11
    • All Strengths—Kings-22   Canucks-14
  • Canucks Individual Corsi For:
    • EV 5v5—D.Dorsett +5; B.Horvat +4; B.Gaunce +4
    • All Strengths—B.Horvat +6; D.Dorsett +5; B.Gaunce +4
  •  Corsi For measures the shot attempt differential of a player while on the ice including shots on goal, missed shots and blocked shots for and against.

Both teams would be 4 on 4 in the first minute of the second period as Alex Burrows for the Canucks and Jake Muzzin would both be sent off with minor penalties at 56-seconds.

With Burrows sitting in the sin bin, Dan Hamhuis would open the scoring with his second goal in two games, 2nd goal of the season, to make it 1-0 Vancouver at 2:29 of the middle period, on a tip-in; assisted by Daniel Sedin (31) and Linden Vey (10).

Canucks would be on the power play for the second time in the game at 4:59, when Alex Burrows would be interfered with in front of the Kings net by Brayden McNabb. Vancouver would end the man advantage being 0 for 2 on the power play.

Nearing the halfway point, the Kings were 4 for 7 on face-offs; and out shooting the Canucks 5-3.

Los Angeles would tie the game up at 1-1 at 10:07 on a shot by Drew Doughty, his 13 goal of the season, assisted by Rob Scuderi (6) and Anze Kopitar (37).

Soon after the Kings goal, Los Angeles would receive their first power play of the game when Alex Burrows would be sent off for tripping Brayden McNabb at 10:51.

Anze Kopitar would put the Kings up 2-1 on the power play, with his 20th goal of the season at 12:06, to make a one goal deficit into a one goal lead in a minute and fifty-nine seconds. Assists to Drew Doughty (30) and Jake Muzzin (28).

With under six minutes left in the period, the Canucks would get their third man advantage of the game, when Jared McCann would be elbowed by Trevor Lewis at 14:24. The Kings would make it 0 for 3 for the Canucks on the power play.

It would not take long for another man advantage for the Canucks, as a short time later, off a scoring play, the Kings would be penalized for delay of game on a clearing attempt, at 17:03 as Brayden McNabb would be penalized.

Then on the power play, the Canucks would be penalized for too many men on the ice, with 44-seconds left in the man advantage, at 18:33.

2-1 Kings after 40 minutes.

After two periods:
  • Team Shots: Kings-21    Canucks-16
  • Team Face-offs: Kings-22/36   Canucks-14/36
  • Team Hits: Kings-17     Canucks-18
  • Team Blocked Shots: Canucks7     Kings-11
  • Team Takeaways: Kings-3     Canucks-2
  • Team Giveaways: Kings-3     Canucks-2
  • Power Play: Kings: 1/2     Canucks: 0/4
  • Penalty Kill: Canucks: 1/2      Kings: 4/4
  • Canucks Individual Shots: R.Vrbata-3; L.Vey-2; S.Baertschi-2
  • Canucks Individual Hits: L.Sbisa-3; B.Horvat-3; M.Granlund-3
  • Canucks Individual Face-offs: B.Horvat-6/12; L.Vey-3/10; J.McCann-3/4; M.Granlund-2/9
  • Teams Corsi For:
    • EV 5v5—Kings-37    Canucks-24
    • All Strengths—Kings-41    Canucks-35
  • Canucks Individual Corsi For:
    • EV 5v5—D.Dorsett +4; B.Horvat +2; B.Gaunce +2
    • All Strengths—D.Sedin +7; L.Vey +7; B.Hutton +6
  •  Corsi For measures the shot attempt differential of a player while on the ice including shots on goal, missed shots and blocked shots for and against.

Vancouver entered the 3rd period, looking for their second win in a row but down a goal, needing to make a push early in the period to even things up at 2-2.

The Kings were making things tough for Vancouver as they only had three registered shots on net after seven and a half minutes in the period.

Jeff Carter for the Kings would make it 3-1 at 11:39, on his 8th shot of the night. His 16th of the season, assisted by Anze Kopitar (38).

Vancouver’s Derek Dorsett and the Kings Brayden McNabb would get fighting majors at 11:56.

The Kings would make it two goals in 39-seconds, and extend their lead by two goals, as Vincent Lecavalier, put it by Ryan Miller for his 6th goal of the season, assisted by Alec Martinez (18).

Drew Doughty would be sent to the penalty box at 12:49, and during the power play, Miller would be pulled for a 6th attacker with 5:26 left in the game. The Canucks would end up 0 for 5 on the power play.

The Canucks would continue to play with Miller out of his net, and the Kings would make it 5-1, on an empty netter by Jeff Carter at 16:03, his second goal of the period; his 300th of his career and 17 goal of the season. Assisted by Milan Lucic (25).

And that’s all she wrote.

End of Game:
  • Team Shots: Kings-29    Canucks-22
  • Team Face-offs: Kings-29/51   Canucks-22/51
  • Team Hits: Kings-25     Canucks-28
  • Team Blocked Shots: Canucks8    Kings-17
  • Team Takeaways: Kings-5     Canucks-2
  • Team Giveaways: Kings-5     Canucks-2
  • Power Play: Kings: 1/2     Canucks: 0 /5
  • Penalty Kill: Canucks: 1/2      Kings: 5/5
  • Canucks Individual Shots: L.Vey-3; R.Vrbata-3
  • Canucks Individual Hits: L.Sbisa-4; A.Burrows-3; B.Horvat-3; A.Biega-3; M.Granlund-3
  • Canucks Individual Face-offs: L.Vey-5/13; B.Horvat-7/16; M.Granlund-4/12; J.McCann-4/6
  • Teams Corsi For:
    • EV 5v5—Kings-47    Canucks-42
    • All Strengths—Kings-53    Canucks-55
  • Canucks Individual Corsi For:
    • EV 5v5—D.Hamhuis +5; D.Dorsett +3; S.Baertschi +2; B.Gaunce +2
    • All Strengths—S.Baertschi +8; L.Vey +8; D.Sedin +7; J. Virtanen +6; D.Hamhuis +6
  •  Corsi For measures the shot attempt differential of a player while on the ice including shots on goal, missed shots and blocked shots for and against.

 

 

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