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Bad Blood Fumed as the Los Angeles Kings Sent Their Pacific Division Rivals the Vancouver Canucks Packing 1-0

January 13th, 2014 at 10:59 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

“We Don’t like them very much,” Jordan Nolan of the Los Angeles Kings said after they won 1-0 on home ice Monday against the Vancouver Canucks. It was Dodger Pride Night so the ceremonial puck was dropped by Dodgers, Brian Wilson and Jerry Hairston Jr.

The pot was boiling at the start of the game and flames busted throughout an action-packed playoff-like game.

It was all about the number one enemy, Dustin Brown as the Canucks did everything in their power to eliminate him. Brown said he felt it going into the game because their management and media pointed the finger at Brown for their goaltender Roberto Luongo’s injury.
But Brown didn’t let them get to him and caused more pain to them by getting the only and game-winning goal.

Jonathan Quick got a shutout stopping 28 shots. Quick now has a .909 Save Percentage, 2.22 Goals Against Average and a Shutout this season.

It was an attack of calls starting from the start of the game. Hooking, fighting, instigator, game misconduct, misconduct, holding, cross-checking, slashing and interference were called at least once. The rival between the two teams is strong and they recorded a combined 109 penalty minutes tonight.

The Kings are still number one in defense in the NHL killing four power play opportunities the Canucks had.

Despite Brown’s goal at 0:24 in the third assisted by Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter, they are still suffering offensively, as they had seven power play opportunities, one of which was a rare seven-minute opportunity.

Now with 59 points, 27-14-5 record, the Kings are third place in the Pacific Division, sixth in the Western Conference and seventh in the League.

The Kings ended their five game home stand tonight 3-1-1 and now they will hit a five-game road-trip. It starts, 5:00 p.m. Thursday against the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center.

Tags: Dustin Brown, Hockey, Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Kings, NHL, Roberto Luongo, Vancouver Canucks

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