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Canucks looking to improve offense

Oct 30, 2008 - 10:32 AM Vancouver (4-5-0) at Los Angeles (3-4-1) 10:30 p.m. EDT

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- The Vancouver Canucks need to start scoring on a consistent basis if they want to climb out of the cellar in the Northwest Division.

The Canucks try to bounce back from a shutout loss when they visit the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday.

Vancouver, which sits one point behind the Edmonton Oilers for last in the Northwest, dropped a 1-0 decision to the Boston Bruins on Tuesday - its fourth loss in five games.

The Canucks have scored two goals or less in each of those four setbacks, leading coach Alain Vigneault to issue a challenge to his forwards.

"At the end of the day, our top offensive players have to find a way to score goals," he said.

Daniel Sedin, who led Vancouver with 29 goals last season, scored twice in a 5-4 overtime victory over the Calgary Flames in the second game of the season but has failed to tally in seven contests since.

The Kings also are looking to rebound after suffering a 4-3 shootout loss to the defending Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings on Monday. Oscar Moller, Kyle Calder and Alexander Frolov each scored for Los Angeles, which are in the midst of a season-high seven game homestand.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    VANCOUVER 2 1 1 4
    LOS ANGELES 0 0 0 0 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: VAN - (PP) DANIEL SEDIN 3 (HENRIK SEDIN, KEVIN BIEKSA) 5:09
    VAN - MASON RAYMOND 4 (ALEXANDER EDLER, JANNIK HANSEN) 18:53
    2ND PRD: VAN - (PP) KYLE WELLWOOD 3 (HENRIK SEDIN, DANIEL SEDIN)
    12:20
    3RD PRD: VAN - TAYLOR PY

    Oct 31 1:00 AM


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    VANCOUVER 4
    LOS ANGELES 0
    3RD PRD: VAN - TAYLOR PYATT 1 (WILLIE MITCHELL, SAMI SALO) 6:13

    Canucks 4, Kings 0  3rd - 13:47Oct 31 12:36 AM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    VANCOUVER 2 1 3
    LOS ANGELES 0 0 0 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: VAN - (PP) DANIEL SEDIN 3 (HENRIK SEDIN, KEVIN BIEKSA) 5:09
    VAN - MASON RAYMOND 4 (ALEXANDER EDLER, JANNIK HANSEN) 18:53
    2ND PRD: VAN - (PP) KYLE WELLWOOD 3 (HENRIK SEDIN, DANIEL SEDIN)
    12:20
    MISSED PENA

    Oct 31 12:11 AM


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    VANCOUVER 3
    LOS ANGELES 0
    2ND PRD: VAN - (PP) KYLE WELLWOOD 3 (HENRIK SEDIN, DANIEL SEDIN) 12:20

    Canucks 3, Kings 0  2nd - 7:40Oct 30 11:56 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    VANCOUVER 2 2
    LOS ANGELES 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: VAN - (PP) DANIEL SEDIN 3 (HENRIK SEDIN, KEVIN BIEKSA) 5:09
    VAN - MASON RAYMOND 4 (ALEXANDER EDLER, JANNIK HANSEN) 18:53
    MISSED PENALTY SHOTS: LOS - ALEXANDER FROLOV, 16:42 1ST.
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST

    Oct 30 11:17 PM


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    VANCOUVER 2
    LOS ANGELES 0
    1ST PRD: VAN - MASON RAYMOND 4 (ALEXANDER EDLER, JANNIK HANSEN) 18:53

    Canucks 2, Kings 0  1st - 1:07Oct 30 11:17 PM
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    Canucks 1, Kings 0  1st - 5:42Oct 30 11:10 PM


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    VANCOUVER 1
    LOS ANGELES 0
    1ST PRD: VAN - (PP) DANIEL SEDIN 3 (HENRIK SEDIN, KEVIN BIEKSA) 5:09

    Canucks 1, Kings 0  1st - 14:51Oct 30 10:48 PM