A stellar effort by Roberto Luongo wasted by a team that took stupid penalties and spent far too much time chasing the LA Kings power play. The Game one disappointment in Vancouver was only exacerbated by the LA Kings PR department which took to twitter to stoke the fires of the anti Canuck movement across the NHL. Perhaps not a smart move by the Kings who might not have wanted to give the Canucks something to hang their hat on from game one, other than their selfish play that cost them far too much.
The Kings will head into game two hopeful to grab a two game lead in the best of seven, the Canucks will have to refocus if they hope to avoid the drama of must win situation in California.
Game Two-- Los Angeles 4 at Vancouver 2
Kings lead the series 2 games to 0
Previews and Reviews below.
Vancouver Province-- Surprisingly robust LA Kings were built from crisis to crisis
Vancouver Province-- Canucks insist they're feeling OK heading to L.A. ...
Vancouver Province-- Canucks smothered by Kings in brutal 4-2 loss
Vancouver Sun-- Vancouver Canucks getting Dustin Brown'd by L. A.
Vancouver Sun-- Vancouver Canucks losing battles - and series - all over the ice
Vancouver Sun-- Vancouver Canucks' challenge more desperate the longer Daniel Sedin sidelines
Los Angeles Times-- Kings take 2-0 series lead over Canucks
Los Angeles Times-- Kings know they haven't won anything yet
Los Angeles Daily News-- Brown keeping lead in perspective
Los Angeles Daily News-- Kings 4 Vancouver 2
Globe and Mail-- Kings making Canucks feel the playoff heat
Vancouver Province-- Game 1 did little for Canucks' image or cause
Vancouver Province-- Canucks haters out in force, even though NHL playoffs have just begun
Vancouver Province-- Canucks' Bitz suspended 2 games, admits hit on Clifford was wrong
Vancouver Province-- Time for the optimists to take a night off
Vancouver Sun-- Canucks must tune out white noise of controversy that swirls around them
Vancouver Sun-- Vancouver Canucks look for answers after loss that was 'not even close'
Vancouver Sun-- Why Vancouver Canucks WILL/WON'T beat the LA Kings
Vancouver Sun-- Father knows best about Sedin's injury?
Los Angeles Times-- Mike Richards' resolve pays off for Kings in Game 1
Los Angeles Times-- Kings' Dustin Penner: "I used to be a good player"
Los Angeles Daily News-- Kings apologize for Twitter remarks
Globe and Mail-- Kings apologize for tweet mocking Canucks
Globe and Mail-- Canucks in an unfamiliar position
National Post-- Canucks only have themselves to blame
Previous reports on the Kings and Canucks series