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Posted on: April 20, 2010 1:33 am
 

Three Stars: April 19

By Erin Brown

First Star: ★ Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings

Doughty scored his first career playoff goal and recorded three assists. His four points tied a Kings team record for most points by a defenseman in a playoff game, set by Paul Coffey in 1992.


Second Star: ★ ★ Michal Handzus, Los Angeles Kings

Handzus scored two power play goals a little more than eight minutes apart in the second period, and also registered an assist in Los Angeles' 5-3 win over Vancouver.


Third Star: ★ ★ ★ Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins

The regular season goals-against average and save percentage leader, Rask closed out Patriots Day in Boston with a 32-save effort, including 12 in the final period.


Honorable Mentions


Goat of the night: Jaroslav Halak, Montreal Canadiens

For as good as he was in Montreal's Game 1 win, he's been equally as bad over the last two games. Monday night, Halak allowed three goals on six second period shots and was given the hook.


Posted on: April 20, 2010 1:08 am
 

Wraparound: A recap of Monday's games

No. 1 Washington Capitals 5, No. 8 Montreal Canadiens 1

Washington leads series, 2-1

Alex Ovechkin scored the fourth goal of Washington's second-period outburst, leading the Capitals to a 5-1 win over Montreal on Monday night and a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference series. Recap | Stats

 

No. 6 Boston Bruins 2, No. 3 Buffalo Sabres 1

Boston leads series, 2-1

Mark Recchi outmuscled 23-year-old Tim Kennedy and passed to Patrice Bergeron , who got off a quick shot from the low right circle. It was too quick for Sabres star goalie Ryan Miller . That goal with 7:03 left in the game broke a tie and gave Boston a 2-1 win on Monday night and a 2-1 lead over Buffalo in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference playoffs. Recap | Stats

 

No. 6 Los Angeles Kings 5, No. 3 Vancouver Canucks 3

Los Angeles leads series, 2-1

Michal Handzus scored two power-play goals, Drew Doughty had a goal and three assists, and the Los Angeles Kings chased Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo during a 5-3 victory over the Canucks on Monday night, taking a 2-1 series lead in their first home postseason game in eight years. Recap | Stats

Posted on: April 20, 2010 12:32 am
Edited on: April 20, 2010 12:39 am
 

Snap Shot: Photo of the Day

Wayne Simmonds , Drew Doughty , Rob Scuderi , Ryan Smyth and Anze Kopitar of the Los Angeles Kings stand on the ice prior to taking on the Vancouver Canucks in Game 3, the first playoff game at Staples Center since 2002. (Getty Images)


Posted on: April 12, 2010 11:44 am
Edited on: April 20, 2010 12:01 am
 

Preview: No. 3 Vancouver vs. No. 6 Los Angeles

No. 3 Vancouver Canucks vs. No. 6 Los Angeles Kings

Wes Goldstein's Take

The Canucks will win if: Roberto Luongo finally proves he is the elite goalie that everyone says he is. The Olympic gold medal he won didn't really do it, and the reality is, for all his kudos, Luongo hasn't been out of the second round. Even worse, he has struggled since the break. But the Canucks have assembled what is arguably the most talented lineup in franchise history. Vancouver can score and in bunches, with scoring champion Henrik Sedin and his twin, Daniel Sedin , leading the way. Alex Burrows , Ryan Kesler and Mikael Samuelsson provide nice support. The defense is a bit of a question mark because of injuries to Willie Mitchell and possibly to Sami Salo . The Canucks have home ice advantage and no team won more games in their own building.

The Kings will win if: Like the Canucks, they get the kind of performance from their starting goalie they are supposed to. Jonathan Quick was brilliant for most of the season, but faded down the stretch and failed to get his 40th win in eight consecutive tries. Still, the Kings finished with only two fewer points than Vancouver in the overall standings. Their blueline, led by young Olympians Drew Doughty and Jack Johnson , is the better one in this series. That could be the biggest edge for the Kings, who have three lines that can wear down teams with their ability to cycle the puck and control games when they have a lead.

Regular Season Recap

Vancouver: 49-28-5, 103 points (1st, Northwest Division)

Los Angeles: 46-27-9, 101 points (3rd, Pacific Division)

 

Schedule
Date Location Time
Apr. 15 at Vancouver 10 p.m.
Apr. 17 at Vancouver 10 p.m.
Apr. 19 at Los Angeles 10 p.m.
Apr. 21 at Los Angeles 10 p.m.
Apr. 23 at Vancouver * 10 p.m.
Apr. 25 at Los Angeles * TBD
Apr. 27 at Vancouver * TBD
* if necessary

 

Season Series
Vancouver wins, 3-1
Date Result
Oct. 29 Vancouver 2, Los Angeles 1 (SO) Recap
Nov. 26 Vancouver 4, Los Angeles 1 Recap
Dec. 14 Vancouver 3, Los Angeles 1 Recap
Apr. 1 Los Angeles 8, Vancouver 3 Recap

 

Stats Comparison
Statistic VAN LA
Goals For (Avg.) 3.27 2.82
Goals Against (Avg.) 2.66 2.57
Power Play 20.9% 20.8%
Penalty Kill 81.6% 80.3%


 
 
 
 
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