Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Game Four -- Canucks and Kings, April 18, 2012

Win or go home, that's the mantra for the Vancouver Canucks who face a steep challenge on Wednesday night, that of winning a game they have to claim victory in and to go with that, find a way to put a puck behind Jonathan Quick.

The LA goaltender has been one of the keys to the Kings success in this first round, shutting down an offence that up until the last few weeks of the NHL season, was one of the most potent that the NHL had to offer.

To say the Canucks scoring slump came at a bad time is an understatement, the Canucks featuring an anemic power play have to find a way to score and a way to win if they wish to keep playing in this playoff season.

To that end, they turn to Cory Schneider in nets and rumbles continue that Daniel Sedin may return to action in this do or die playoff game.  The latter a decision we hope the Canucks make with great thought, it's one thing to admire Sedin's will to play, the tougher decision would be to sit him out for his own health.

That decision more than any other tonight may be the biggest the Canucks have to make.

Game Four -- Vancouver 3 at Los Angeles 1

Los Angeles leads the series 3 games to 1

Previews and Reviews

Post Game

Vancouver Province-- Canucks blitz stuns Kings 3-1 and forces Game 5 in Vancouver
Vancouver Province-- Canucks fans believing in miracles after Game 4 win
Vancouver Province-- Boom goes the dynamite Game 4
Vancouver Sun-- Vancouver Canucks stay alive
Vancouver Sun-- Vancouver Canucks are Cory Schneider's team now, as Roberto Luongo ...
Vancouver Sun-- 'Slightly alive' Canucks to fight another day
Vancouver Sun-- Vancouver Canucks take in the Sedinery as brothers' reunion sparks dormant ...
Los Angeles Times-- Kings can't close out deal in 3-1 loss to Canucks in Game 4
Los Angeles Times-- Canucks need stops, so Cory Schneider tends to it
Los Angeles Daily News-- Now it's Kings, not Canucks, feeling pressure
Los Angeles Daily News-- Schneider stops 43 of 44 for Canucks as Kings fail to close out series
Globe and Mail-- Canucks stay alive
Globe and Mail-- Schneider, Daniel Sedin give Canucks hope
National Post-- Canucks stay alive as Cory Schneider shuts down Kings

Pre Game

Vancouver Province-- Cory Schnieder to start in goal; Daniel Sedin says he will play
Vancouver Province-- Roberto Luongo era done for Canucks?
Vancouver Province-- Kings' Jonathan Quick can be cracked; Canucks must shoot from slot
Vancouver Province-- Kings will not make exceptions for Canucks' Daniel Sedin
Vancouver Province-- Daniel Sedin says watching playoffs harder than playing in them
Vancouver Province-- Canucks' Daniel Sedin will be in Kings' crosshairs if back for Game 4
Vancouver Sun-- Canucks hope to say 'you're it' to Daniel Sedin
Vancouver Sun-- Canucks good, but not quite good enough to beat L. A. Kings
Vancouver Sun-- Dustin Brown definitely wanted to "prove people wrong"
Vancouver Sun-- Vancouver Canucks on brink of elimination as L. A. Kings prove too Quick in Game 3
Los Angeles Times-- Kings are preparing to face Canucks' Daniel Sedin
Los Angeles Times-- Kings are not taking anything for granted
Los Angeles Times-- Kings close in on playoff history with win over Canucks
Los Angeles Times-- At Staples Centre, a passion for a game played on ice
Los Angeles Daily News-- Kings on verge of franchise changing sweep against Vancouver
Los Angeles Daily News-- Brown keeping lead in perspective
Globe and Mail-- Daniel Sedin to the rescue?
National Post-- Canucks are desperate for Daniel Sedin

Previous items on the series.

Game Three
Game Two
Game One

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