Skip to main content

Stoll scores twice as Kings edge Canucks

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- Jarret Stoll netted a pair of power-play

goals as the Los Angeles Kings skated to their third straight

win, a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday.

Defenseman Denis Gauthier also scored and rookie Teddy Purcell

collected two assists for the Kings (29-28-9), who pulled within

three points of the final playoff spot in the Western

Conference.

We just have to worry about our game, things we have to do to be

successful and I think we did that," Stoll said. "We did a good

job of checking and we were all over the puck. There weren't

too many odd man rushes. We locked it down defensively."

Rookie Jonathan Quick made 20 saves for Los Angeles, which will

play eight of its next nine games on the road - including a stop

in Vancouver on Friday.

"We've been treating all the games like playoff games," Quick

said. "We are out of the playoffs by a couple of games and we

are just fighting."

Alex Burrows and Taylor Pyatt tallied and All-Star Roberto

Luongo stopped 19 shots for the Canucks, who had their four-game

winning streak snapped.

Vancouver, which went 0-for-4 on the power play, had won 12 of

its previous 14 contests.

"We struggled on the power play and we gave them two goals on

their power play," Canucks center Daniel Sedin said. "It was

not a good effort from us."

"Specialty teams were big in this game," Vancouver coach Alain

Vigneault said. "We couldn't generate much on our power play

and we made two mistakes that cost us."

Gauthier opened the scoring at 3:35 of the first period and

Stoll doubled the advantage with 7:43 left in the session.

Burrows halved the deficit at 4:40 of the second, but Stoll

restored the two-goal bulge with 7:09 remaining in the period.

Pyatt provided the final margin at 5:26 of the third session and

the Canucks failed to find the equalizer despite multiple

chances in the final minute.

TOP HEADLINES

USATSI_17728063
Play

NHL Off-Season Outlook: Anaheim Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks have a decent core, but there's lots of tinkering left on the horizon. They need improvement from within, as well as a boost from some new faces, if they’re going to move up the Pacific standings.

Riikka Sallinen

Riikka Sallinen's Hall of Fame Career to be Honored

Riikka Sallinen had one of the greatest careers by a European women's hockey player and is one of the most decorated Finns of all time. Her Hall of Fame resume speaks for itself.

Jack Campbell

Could the Devils Look to Acquire Jack Campbell?

There's speculation the New Jersey Devils could be among Jack Campbell's suitors if he tests the open market.