3 - 1 Final
  for this game

Canucks down Kings

Mar 6, 2011 - 12:37 AM
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Daniel Sedin scored the game-winner in the third period as the Vancouver Canucks took a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center.

Alexandre Burrows and Jannik Hansen both scored for the Canucks, who have alternated wins and losses over their last 12 games. Roberto Luongo made 21 stops in the win.

"I thought it was a real good hockey game from both teams," said Vancouver head coach Alain Vigneault. "There was a lot of energy on the ice, a lot of competes from both teams and at the end of the day we played a good game."

Vancouver sits atop the NHL standings with 91 points.

Dustin Penner scored for the Kings, who have dropped two of their last three. It was his first goal with the team since they acquired him at the trade deadline.

"You've got a big conference game today," said Los Angeles head coach Terry Murray. "We played them in the playoffs last year and there's a rivalry that's heated up. It was intense, it was hard play, and it was the way the game should be played."

Jonathan Quick stopped 33-of-35 shots in the loss.

The winning goal came at the 11:36 mark of the third. Christian Ehrhoff made a power move from the right corner to the front of the net. His initial shot was stopped, but Sedin was at the left side to slam home the rebound.

Burrows put the puck into the empty net with 37 seconds left to seal the win.

The Kings took the first lead of the game when Penner threw the puck on net from a sharp angle at the left side and it found its way in at the 5:28 mark of the first.

Vancouver, though, tied the game less than four minutes later as Raffi Torres sent a pass from the right boards to the front where Hansen backhanded the puck in.

Neither side scored in the second period as Quick stopped 13 shots and Luongo made eight saves in the frame.

Game Notes

Vancouver continues its five-game road trip in Anaheim on Sunday...The Kings host Dallas on Monday...The Kings have still won two of three against Vancouver this season. The two teams will face each other once more in the regular season on March 31 in Vancouver.