The anticipated front runners find themselves in a pivotal moment already, but two games into the quest for the Stanley Cup, that after the Vancouver Canucks dropped two home games to the Los Angeles Kings and suddenly find themselves in a 2-0 hole to the eighth place Kings.
Los Angeles, which has run mainly on the remarkable skills of Jonathan Quick in their nets, have found some timely scoring when it was required the most, knocking the Canucks off their game and taking advantage of the power play opportunities when the Canucks get a case of the stupids. Something that unfortunately for Canucks fans took place quite frequently in games one and two.
The scene shifts to California for games three and four, must games for Vancouver who may be seeing all their playoff plans wafting high into a Santa Ana win by Tuesday.
Game Three-- Vancouver 0 at Los Angeles 1
Kings have 3 game to 0 lead in series
Previews and Reviews
Vancouver Province-- Canucks checked into oblivion by L. A. Kings in Game 3
Vancouver Province-- Dustin Brown hit on Canucks' Henrik Sedin was game changer
Vancouver Province-- Time running out for Canucks after 1-0 loss to Kings
Vancouver Province-- And boom goes the dynamite, Vancouver at LA Game 3
Vancouver Province-- Canucks Hat Trick: Quicks' Had it Easy, Sedin doing his Toews...
Vancouver Sun-- Vancouver Canucks on brink of elimination as LA kings prove too Quick
Vancouver Sun-- Vancouver Canucks' season vaporizing, getting what they deserve
Vancouver Sun-- Kings' top line puts them in a special place
Vancouver Sun-- Game within Game: Quick lives up to his name
Vancouver Sun-- The Quick and the 'near' dead
Los Angeles Times-- Kings almost have series zip-locked down
Los Angeles Daily News-- Captain Brown scores lone goal for 3-0 series lead
Globe and Mail-- Kings push Canucks to the brink of elimination
National Post-- Canucks have to earn respect back from fans
National Post-- Canucks can't stop Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick
Toronto Star-- Five Stunning Days in April
Vancouver Province-- Cory Schneider starts Game 3 for Canucks in Los Angeles
Vancouver Province-- Canucks insist they're feeling OK heading to LA
Vancouver Province-- Willie Mitchell won't say it, but a win over the Canucks would mean a lot
Vancouver Sun-- Vancouver Canucks losing battles - and series - all over the ice
Vancouver Sun-- Vancouver Canucks getting Dustin Brown'd by L. A. Kings
Vancouver Sun-- How badly does Willie Mitchell want to beat the Vancouver Canucks?
Los Angeles Times-- Kings know they haven't won anything yet
Los Angeles Times-- Kings take 2-0 series lead over Canucks
Los Angeles Daily News-- Brown keeping lead in perspective
Globe and Mail-- Kings making Canucks feel the playoff heat
Globe and Mail-- Daniel Sedin won't join Canucks in L. A.