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No. 3 Vancouver vs. No. 6 Kings

No. 3 Vancouver vs. No. 6 Kings

Records: Canucks 49-28-5, Kings 46-27-9.

Power Play: Canucks 20.9% (sixth), Kings 20.8% (seventh).

Penalty Killing: Canucks 81.6% (18th), Kings 80.3% (20th).

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Leading scorers: Canucks: Henrik Sedin 29-83—112. Kings: Anze Kopitar: 34-47—81.

Outlook: The Canucks were the most prolific team in the West with 272 goals and boast NHL scoring champion Sedin and his identical twin, Daniel, who finished with an identical goal total. Alex Burrows usually played alongside them and scored a team-high 35 goals. It sounds odd to say but goaltending might be their biggest question because of Canadian gold medal goalie Roberto Luongo’s post-Olympic letdown. But goaltending will be a question for the Kings, too, because Jonathan Quick was winless in his last eight starts. Banger Dustin Brown did well against the Canucks because of his physical style, and getting everyone to follow that is the Kings’ best hope. The Canucks should win but the Kings could give them a battle.

Pick: Canucks in seven.

SCHEDULE

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Thursday at Vancouver, 7 p.m.

Saturday at Vancouver, 7 p.m.

April 19 at KINGS 7 p.m.

April 21 at KINGS, 7 p.m.

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April 23 at Vancouver, 7 p.m.-x

April 25 at Kings, TBD-x

April 27 at Vancouver, TBD-x

x-if necessary; all times Pacific

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