[WATCH ONLINE!!] Vancouver Canucks VS Los Angeles Kings live match 11 April 2023
Preview: Los Angeles Kings Vs. Vancouver CanucksJeff Gross/Getty ImagesAfter being shut out for the second time this season, the Canucks look to bounce back with a fourth consecutive victory over the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night. Despite scoring 13 goals in winning its previous two games and having their star forward (Daniel Sedin) back from injury, Vancouver (12-11-0) lost 1-0 to surging Chicago on Sunday. It was the fourth loss in six games for the Canucks, who totaled three goals in those defeats.
"It's not easy to score in this league but there's been games this year where we've been lucky, where we've got a few bounces, " Henrik Sedin told the Canucks' official Web site. "It takes a lot of hard work to get there. The key is to look at our game and go from there. "With the loss aside, the Canucks should move on with confidence now that Daniel Sedin is back in the lineup after missing 18 games with a broken foot.
Wayne Simmonds had a goal with an assist for his first points in six games for the Kings, winners of three straight on the road. "We had two games at home that we lost where we didn't work as hard as we should have, so that was our goal (Wednesday), to come in and play a solid 60 minutes, " Simmonds told the Kings' official Web site. "I think we did that and it was a big character win for us. "Former Edmonton Oiler Matt Greene scored his first goal of the season which turned out to be the game-winning goal. Alexander Frolov added an empty-netter for his second goal in as many contests. He has eight with six assists in 24 games versus Vancouver.
After being the Canucks' leading scorer with 31 goals in 2008-09, Sedin has yet to score a goal this season, but has four assists in five games thus far. "I felt fine, " Sedin said of his return against Chicago. "I mean, I didn't have the hands I wanted, but that'll come. The timing, it's going to take a few games probably. For a first game (back), I felt pretty good. "Sedin could get back to form Thursday against Los Angeles (14-9-2), which has lost its last two games at GM Place. He has a goal and three assists in his last four against the Kings. Sedin was not on the ice for Vancouver's 2-1 shootout win at Los Angeles on Oct.
Jonathan Quick made 22 saves Wednesday night and could be back in net on Thursday for Los Angeles. Quick is 13-8-2 with a 2. 72 GAA this season. He's 1-2-1 with a 1. 98 all-time versus the Canucks and made 14 saves against them in October. With the situation being back-to-back games, some expected backup goaltender Erik Ersberg to get the start against Vancouver. So far this season, Ersberg has a record of 1-1-0 with a 4. 18 GAA, but hasn't started since Nov. 11 against the Carolina Hurricanes.
LA Kings vs Vancouver scores & predictions Despite scoring 13 goals in winning its previous two games and having their star forward (Daniel Sedin) back from injury, Vancouver (12-11-0) lost 1-0