The Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings play Saturday at the STAPLES Center.
The Kings (34-22-14) are two points back of the second-place Canucks and one point behind third-place Calgary, with a game in hand on the Flames. They also trail Winnipeg by two points for the Western Conference’s second wild-card spot. he Los Angeles Kings have dominated the Vancouver Canucks this season, and another victory on Saturday at Staples Center would put the Pacific Division rivals even in points as they jockey for playoff position.
The Canucks lost 6-2 to Columbus on Thursday despite a 2-0 lead early in the second period. Eddie Lack was pulled in the third period after giving up five goals on 30 shots.
The Canucks are 2-8 in their last 10 vs. Pacific and 4-1 in their last 5 games following a loss of 3 or more goals. The Kings are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 7-3 in their last 10 home games. The Canucks are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles and 1-7 in the last 8 meetings overall.
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