Series MVP: Mikael Samuelsson, RW, Vancouver Canucks
Samuelsson, who was never more than a third-liner as a member of the Detroit Red Wings, played like a superstar for the Canucks in this series. He began the series with goals in five straight games and currently leads playoff goal scorers with seven. His 11 points are second only to Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby . Even when held scoreless in Game 6, Samuelsson managed to notch a pair of assists.
On Target• Wes Goldstein: Vancouver in 5: The Sedins and company are too much for a young team with a struggling goalie.
• Erin Brown: Vancouver in 6: The Kings have the talent to compete, but youth will be their ultimate downfall.
• Mike Hurcomb: Vancouver in 5: The Sedin twins will help make quick work of Kings.
Off the Mark• Dennis Dodd: Los Angeles in 7: They've got a chance if Jonathan Quick can play like he did early in the season.
|No. 3 Vancouver vs. No. 6 Los Angeles|
|Apr. 15||at Vancouver||VAN, 3-2 (OT)||Recap|
|Apr. 17||at Vancouver||LA, 3-2 (OT)||Recap|
|Apr. 19||at Los Angeles||LA, 5-3||Recap|
|Apr. 21||at Los Angeles||VAN, 6-4||Recap|
|Apr. 23||at Vancouver||VAN, 7-2||Recap|
|Apr. 25||at Los Angeles||VAN, 4-2||Recap|
|Vancouver wins series, 4-2|