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Carter, Kopitar power Kings past Canucks

Forwards combine for five points in victory

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Jeff Carter scored two goals in the third period, and Jonathan Quick made 21 saves to help the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-1 win against the Vancouver Canucks at Staples Center on Monday.

Anze Kopitar (one goal, two assists) and Drew Doughty had multipoint games for Los Angeles (39-22-4), which moved within a point of the Anaheim Ducks for first place in the Pacific Division. The Kings continue their five-game homestand Wednesday against the Washington Capitals.

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Canucks without Henrik Sedin against Kings

Captain sustained upper-body injury Saturday; Vrbata likely to return

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CANUCKS (25-27-12) at KINGS (38-22-4)

TV: 10:30 p.m. ET; SNP, KCOP-13, NHL.TV

Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin won't play Monday against the Los Angeles Kings.

The forward is back in Vancouver being evaluated for an upper-body injury sustained in a 4-2 win against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday, coach Willie Desjardins said Monday.

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