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Canucks face Kings in battle of struggling teams

Oct 19, 2007 - 2:03 PM Los Angeles (2-6-0) at Vancouver (3-3-0) 10:00 pm EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) -- The Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks will try to get their seasons on track when they face off on Friday.

The Kings suffered another setback to the Calgary Flames on Thursday, dropping the first game of a two-game road trip, 4-3.

Los Angeles' top three goal scorers, Mike Cammalleri, Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar provided the offense in the loss.

Cammalleri now has seven goals in his first eight games while Kopitar has four and Brown has three. The trio has accounted for nearly all of the Kings offense, scoring 14 of the team's 18 goals this season.

Not only do the Kings struggle on offense, but their defense has been terrible as well. Los Angeles is allowing 4.29 goals per game, second-worst in the NHL. Additionally, the Kings penalty kill is ranked 26th in the league, allowing opponents to convert almost 24 percent of the time.

Matters get worse for the Kings away from Los Angeles, where they are winless in three road games this season after posting a league-worst 11-25-5 record on the road last season. A loss on Friday will give the Kings their first 0-4 start on the road since the 1969-70 season.

If the Kings are to overcome their road woes, however, Vancouver is a good place to start. The Canucks are just 1-3-0 at home this season, dropping their last game here to the San Jose Sharks, 4-2, on Monday.

The Canucks dominated last season's series with the Kings, winning three of four games, spitting the two games here.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    LOS ANGELES 0 3 1 4
    VANCOUVER 1 0 1 2 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: VAN - MATT COOKE 1 (ALEXANDRE BURROWS, RYAN KESLER) 12:19
    2ND PRD: LOS - JACK JOHNSON 1 (KYLE CALDER, DEREK ARMSTRONG) 3:04
    LOS - (PP) MIKE CAMMALLERI 8 (ANZE KOPITAR, DUSTIN BROWN)
    5:41
    LOS - ALEXANDER FROLOV 1 (LUB

    Oct 20 12:31 AM


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    LOS ANGELES 4
    VANCOUVER 2
    3RD PRD: LOS - (EN) DUSTIN BROWN 4 (UNASSISTED) 19:38

    Kings vs. CanucksOct 20 12:30 AM
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    LOS ANGELES 3
    VANCOUVER 2
    3RD PRD: VAN - MATTIAS OHLUND 2 (RYAN KESLER, LUKAS KRAJICEK) 14:13

    Kings vs. CanucksOct 20 12:19 AM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS ANGELES 0 3 3
    VANCOUVER 1 0 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: VAN - MATT COOKE 1 (ALEXANDRE BURROWS, RYAN KESLER) 12:19
    2ND PRD: LOS - JACK JOHNSON 1 (KYLE CALDER) 3:04
    LOS - (PP) MIKE CAMMALLERI 8 (ANZE KOPITAR, DUSTIN BROWN)
    5:41
    LOS - ALEXANDER FROLOV 1 (LUBOMIR

    Oct 19 11:34 PM


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    LOS ANGELES 3
    VANCOUVER 1
    2ND PRD: LOS - ALEXANDER FROLOV 1 (LUBOMIR VISNOVSKY, LADISLAV NAGY)
    9:57

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    LOS ANGELES 2
    VANCOUVER 1
    2ND PRD: LOS - (PP) MIKE CAMMALLERI 8 (ANZE KOPITAR, DUSTIN BROWN)
    5:41

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    LOS ANGELES 1
    VANCOUVER 1
    2ND PRD: LOS - JACK JOHNSON 1 (KYLE CALDER) 3:04

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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS ANGELES 0 0
    VANCOUVER 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: VAN - MATT COOKE 1 (RYAN KESLER, ALEXANDRE BURROWS) 12:19
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    LOS 7 7
    VAN 10 10
    GOALIES: LOS - JASON LABARBERA

    Oct 19 10:44 PM


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    LOS ANGELES 0
    VANCOUVER 1
    1ST PRD: VAN - MATT COOKE 1 (RYAN KESLER, ALEXANDRE BURROWS) 12:19

    Kings vs. CanucksOct 19 10:29 PM
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