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WCQF | Game 5 | Kings @ Canucks | 04/23/10 | 7 PM PST (CBC, RDS, FSN West) ‎

WC Quarterfinals - GAME 5 - Los Angeles Kings vs Vancouver Canucks
April 23, 2010

"Back In Black"
Series: 2-2
Game Time: 7:00 PM PST | 10:00 PM EST
Location: General Motors Place | Vancouver, B.C.
National TV:CBC (HD), RDS (HD)
Broadcast: Away Team: FS-W (HD)
Radio Broadcast: AM 570 KLAC, XM 204
Online Radio broadcast stream: NHL RADIO STREAM


LOS ANGELES (subject to change)

Left WingCenterRight Wing
94 Ryan Smyth 11 Anze Kopitar 17 Wayne Simmonds
24 Alexander Frolov28 Jarret Stoll (C) 23 Dustin Brown
15 Brad Richardson 26 Michal Handzus 33 Fredrik Modin
63 Scott Parse 22 Jeff Halpern 56 Rich Clune

Left DefenseRight Defense
7 Rob Scuderi 8 Drew Doughty
3 Jack Johnson 12 Randy Jones
6 Sean O'Donnell 2 Matt Greene

32 Jonathan Quick
31 Erik Ersberg


VANCOUVER (subject to change)

Left WingCenterRight Wing
22 D. Sedin 33 H. Sedin 14 Burrows
21 Mason Raymond 17 Ryan Keslerl 26 Mikael Samuelsson
40 Michael Grabner 42 Kyle Wellwood 18 Steve Bernier
15 Tanner Glass 38 Pavol Demitra 36 Jannik Hansen

Left DefenseRight Defense
23 Alex Edler 6 Sammi Salo
55 Shane O'Brien 5 Christain Ehrhoff
3 Kevin Bieksa 41 Andrew Alberts

1 Roberto Luongo
30 Andrew Raycroft

Nolan Baumgartner (Knee injury on 04/21/10) day-to-day
Ryan Johnson (Broken foot on 04/06/10) IR
Willie Mitchell (Concussion on 01/17/10) IR
Aaron Rome (Undisclosed injury on 04/19/10) day-to-day

1General Motors PlaceThursday, April 15th @ 7:00 PMCBC (CA), RDS (CA), VERSUS (US), FS-W (US)
2General Motors PlaceSaturday, April 17th @ 7:00 PMCBC (CA), RDS (CA), VERSUS (US), FS-W (US)
3Staples CenterMonday, April 19th @ 7:00 PMCBC (CA), RDS (CA), VERSUS (US), FS-W (US)
4Staples CenterWednesday, April 21st @ 7:00 PMCBC (CA), RDS (CA), VERSUS (US), FS-W (US)
*5General Motors PlaceFriday, April 23rd @ 7:00 PMCBC (CA), RDS (CA), FS-W (US)
*6Staples CenterSunday, April 25th @ 6:00 PMCBC (CA), RDS (CA), VERSUS (US)
*7General Motors PlaceTuesday, April 27th @ TBDCBC (CA), RDS (CA), FS-W (US)

1General Motors PlaceThursday, April 15th @ 7:00 PM 3-2 VANCOUVER (OT)
2General Motors PlaceSaturday, April 17th @ 7:00 PM 3-2 LA (OT)
3Staples CenterMonday, April 19th @ 7:00 PM 5-3 LA
4Staples CenterWednesday, April 21st @ 7:00 PM 6-4 VAN
*5General Motors PlaceFriday, April 23rd @ 7:00 PM 
*6Staples CenterSunday, April 25th @ TBD 
*7General Motors PlaceTuesday, April 27th @ TBD 

A reason to cheer for the Kings: One of the best young teams in hockey, the Kings have been a team that appeared on the verge of greatness for years, this is the season that they were finally able to break through and claim the franchise’s first playoff berth in nearly a decade. The Kings presence in the post-season is great news for Canadian hockey fans as they will get to see a lot more of All-World blueliner Drew Doughty in action. Being stationed on the West coast, the sublime sophomore does not get nearly the exposure he deserves. The bad news for Canadian hockey fans is that due to the Kings earning a playoff, ‘Captain Canada’ Ryan Smyth will not make be able to make his all too frequent appearance at the World Hockey Championship.

SMYTH: “That’s playoff hockey. It all comes down to, when you’ve got your opportunities, you’ve got to bury them. We had opportunities last game, in the first couple periods, to put them, I think, away, but give them credit. They played hard, they battled hard and obviously they didn’t want to go down 3-1 in the series. That’s where we’re at right now, 2-2.”

KOPITAR: “It’s definitely tough to swallow, especially the way we played the first two periods. We just gave them a little life and they took advantage of it.”

Team scope:

Kings -- They were 20 minutes away from what could've been an insurmountable 3-1 lead in the series. They entered the third period of Game 4 with a 3-2 lead, but left with a 6-4 loss and a feeling that they let one slip away.

"Great effort. I loved our start," coach Terry Murray said. "The first period was exactly what we needed, go after it. This is part of the process you know you got to go through as a young group of guys and face adversity and again, I feel we have handled those situations pretty well over the course of the year, we've shown to be resilient and ready and bounce back. It's going to be a big test back in Vancouver."

"We have geared ourselves up for a long series," Ryan Smyth said. "We know it was not going to be easy, they are a fighting team, and so are we. We are geared up, we are ready for it."

Canucks -- It hasn't been pretty or easy, but the Canucks are on even ground after four games in which they've allowed nine power-play goals. But they killed the last two chances the Kings had Wednesday, and they hope the momentum carries into Game 5.

"A win is always big in the playoffs," Henrik Sedin said. "It doesn't matter when it happens. If you look at all the series, all the games, a goal here and there is going to change the momentum in every series. Now we have it, and we have to keep holding onto it."

To the Canucks trolls who just don't know when to quit.....


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