Time: 7:30 Pacific
TV: KCOP-13, SportsNet Pacific
Enemy Reading: Nucks Misconduct
Los Angeles Kings
Injured: Gaborik, Greene, Nolan Scratched: McBain, Andreoff
Injured: H. Sedin, Hansen, Sutter, Edler, Tanev Scratched: none
Stats & Such
(Fancy stats courtesy War on Ice)
|Division Rank||2nd (ugh)||4th (somehow)|
|ES Goal %||51.9
ES Shot %
|ES Corsi %||56.3||47.3
|ES Fenwick %||56.0||47.6|
|ES Scoring Chance %||54.5||44.4|
|ES High-Danger SC %||54.3||54.4|
|Power Play % (Rank)||21.9 (5th)
|Penalty Kill % (Rank)||80.7 (17th)
|Starting Goalie (today)||Quick||Miller|
|ES Save %||.930||.932|
- BIG VANCOUVER NEWS: Canucks Acquire Future Considerations
- ACTUAL BIG VANCOUVER NEWS: Henrik Sedin is injured. The last time a Sedin got hurt in advance of the Kings were facing Vancouver, LA used it to jump-start their 2012 run.
- Every so often, Sutter puts together forward combinations which could each score on their own, though it's rather uncertain whether they actually will.
- Part of that is due to Kris Versteeg's uncertain status; if he does play, he'll get fourth line minutes and will certainly make that line more dangerous.
- Vancouver has the second-fewest wins in the entire NHL. Thanks to twelve OT losses, though, they're in fourth in the Pacific. Amazing.
- Brendan Gaunce, the Canucks' 2012 first-round pick, made his NHL debut last week and is still filling in due to a number of injuries. Hopefully his luggage made it to LA.
- Rob Scuderi/Drew Doughty: still a thing. Despite starting off next to Doughty, though, Scuderi's ice time dropped all the way to 15:10, after three consecutive games of around 19 minutes. 15 minutes might still be too much to give the man, but's it's far more reasonable.
- The Kings have won five in a row against teams who aren't the Anaheim Ducks. Which is nice, I guess.
- PREDICTION: Kings 3, Canucks 0.
"I'm excited to be here & help the team." Brendan Gaunce has arrived in Vancouver... unlike his equipment & baggage.https://t.co/lUO1DAfiF1— Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) March 2, 2016