For the Canucks...
F Ryan Kesler (shoulder/wrist surgery) and F David Booth (strained groin) are on the injured reserve list.
For the Kings...
D Matt Greene (back) and D Willie Mitchell (knee) are on the injured reserve list.
2 – Wins needed for Coach V to reach 400 career NHL victories.
6 – Points needed for Henrik Sedin (751) to surpass Markus Naslund (756) as the franchise's leading point scorer.
8 – Wins for the Canucks last season when appearing on TSN (8-2-1).
45.9 – Faceoff win percentage for the Canucks this season. Only Buffalo (40.1) has a worst faceoff win percentage.
225th – All-time meeting between the Canucks and Kings. Vancouver leads the all-time series 97-90-37.
- Kassian your next mission is Dustin Brown.
- Back to where he lost his job, Luongo will be asked to lift #Canucks to win over team that chased him from the starters spot.
- Meantime, Canucks need some PK help. I'm expecting Mark Kirton and Gerry Minor to be called up. #dointhedamage #livininthepast #NHL
The 2012 playoffs are a distant memory now for the Kings but it's still worth recalling just how dominant their run to their franchise's first Stanley Cup was. Not only did the Kings post a 16-4 playoff record – tied for second best in NHL playoff history since the league moved to four best-of-seven rounds – they also set several other records en route to capturing the championship.
Among the historic feats they accomplished during their run to the Cup included winning an NHL-record 10 straight road games (they finished 10-1 away from the Staples Center), becoming the first eighth-seeded team to win the Stanley Cup, and being the first team to eliminate a No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 seed in the playoffs.