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Kings defeat Canucks in shootout to sweep China Games

Brodzinski scores winner in finale of historic two-game preseason series

by Lisa Dillman / NHL.com Staff Writer

BEIJING -- Jonny Brodzinski scored the only goal of the shootout and goalie Darcy Kuemper made 29 saves to give the Los Angeles Kings a 4-3 victory against the Vancouver Canucks in the second leg of the 2017 NHL China Games Presented by O.R.G. Packaging at Wukesong Arena. 

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China Games

Pearson playing in front of his dad at NHL China Games

Kings forward's father part of effort to grow sport in new market

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

BEIJING -- Tim Pearson traveled 7,000-plus miles from his home in Kitchener, Ontario, to see the first NHL game in China on Thursday, when the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks played a preseason game in Shanghai.

He also was on hand to explore the enormous possibilities for the sport in China with a litany of business meetings and a visit to a local private school. The hope was that the Kings and Canucks would provide a positive first impression at the 2017 NHL China Games presented by O.R.G. Packaging, a way to hook newcomers to the sport.

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Kings defeat Canucks in opener of NHL China Games

Pearson's two goals spark victory on historic night in Shanghai

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

SHANGHAI -- The Los Angeles Kings defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 Thursday on a historic night at Mercedes-Benz Arena in the 2017 NHL China Games presented by O.R.G. Packaging.

Kings left wing Tanner Pearson scored twice in front of 10,088 fans in the first NHL game to be played in China. It's the first of a two-game preseason series between the Pacific Division rivals. The Kings and Canucks will play Saturday at Wukesong Arena in Beijing (3:30 a.m. ET; NHLN, SN, TVA Sports, NHL.TV).

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Kings, Canucks ready to play first NHL game in China

Coaches enjoy buzz around preseason matchup but know there's work to be done

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

SHANGHAI -- Historic implications aside, Los Angeles Kings coach John Stevens and Vancouver Canucks coach Travis Green each is mindful of his primary purpose at the 2017 NHL China Games presented by O.R.G. Packaging.

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China Games

Chinese goalie faces shots during Canucks practice

Sun, signed to amateur tryout contract, made several saves against Sedins, Eriksson

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

SHANGHAI -- Vancouver Canucks goalies Jacob Markstrom, Anders Nilsson and Zehao Sun were the first three players on the ice for practice Wednesday.

They posed for pictures together. Then they went to work.

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Kings, Canucks players greet kids to help promote 2017 China Games

Hockey demonstration, autograph session draws crowd at Shanghai mall

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

SHANGHAI -- You had to turn left at Hugo Boss and walk by Lululemon to find Dustin Brown and Adrian Kempe of the Los Angeles Kings, and Anders Nilsson and Bo Horvat of the Vancouver Canucks.

Hockey neatly intersected with fashion Wednesday during a meet-and-greet session with the players and a hockey demonstration with kids at the Kerry Centre Mall on Nanjing Road to promote the 2017 China Games presented by O.R.G. Packaging. The Canucks play the Kings at Mercedes-Benz Arena on Thursday (7:30 a.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVA Sports), and at Wukesong Arena in Beijing on Saturday (3:30 a.m. ET; NHLN, SN, TVA Sports, NHL.TV). 

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Chinese goalie savoring opportunity of lifetime

21-year-old added to Canucks roster for 2017 China Games

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

SHANGHAI -- Goalie Zehao Sun was watching the Vancouver Canucks practice at Mercedes-Benz Arena on Tuesday from the bench, treating the session like a hockey tutorial.

He wore shorts and had on a sweatshirt with the words "Canucks Hockey." His smartphone was getting a healthy workout when he took selfies with his smiling teammates, including fellow goaltender Anders Nilsson.

Yes … his teammates.

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Kings ready for 'cool experience' at 2017 China Games

Players taking advantage of perks that come with NHL's first foray into Chinese market

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika and Lisa Dillman / NHL.com Staff Writers

SHANGHAI -- One day last season, Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez broke some news to his teammates as one of their NHL Players' Association representatives.

"I remember him saying something like, 'The NHL wants us to go to China,'" goaltender Jeff Zatkoff said. "I think initially everyone was like, 'Man, that's a long ways to go for a couple of games.' But I think once it came out that we were going, everyone was like, 'This is going to be a cool experience.'"

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Golden Knights enjoy first scrimmage victory

Shutout against Kings raises confidence of players heading into NHL training camp

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

Cody Glass' First VGK Goal

Glass scores his first goal and puts Vegas ahead 2-0

Cody Glass scores his first VGK goal and puts Vegas ahead 2-0

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The first victory for the Vegas Golden Knights -- 4-0 against the Los Angeles Kings -- came in a modest setting, a rookie scrimmage Wednesday afternoon in front of a couple of hundred spectators at Toyota Sports Center.

But it was something to savor for the players and staff, starting with goaltender Dylan Ferguson, who faced 34 shots, and center Cody Glass, who scored once and had two assists.

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Kopitar, Kings determined to bounce back this season

Captain resolute on reflection, improvement after least-productive full campaign of NHL career

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- An uneasy fall turned into an unsettled winter, a spring without the Stanley Cup Playoffs and a management and coaching change for the Los Angeles Kings.

Their captain, center Anze Kopitar, had never experienced such a prolonged personal struggle on the ice, at any age. It stung when the Kings missed the playoffs for the second time in the past three seasons. 

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