TCL Round 1 Staff Predictions: Vancouver Canucks vs. Los Angeles Kings
( 1 ) VANCOUVER CANUCKS vs. ( 8 ) LOS ANGELES KINGS
Consensus: Canucks in 6
Unsure of whether to play Luongo or Schneider, the Canucks will instead put Manny Mahotra in net, because according to coach Vigneault, "at 220, he's our fatest player." Meanwhile, the Kings will have Johnathan Quick in net who will be the difference in the series. Of course if he isn't on his game, look for this one to be over in 5, in Vancouver's favor.
Previous Series: Four series since 1982, each team has won two. Vancouver took the last meeting in 2010 in six games.
Blogger Showdown: Los Angeles Kings - Ty Fisher
-G Roberto Luongo 55GP 2.41GAA .919SVP 5SO 31-14-8
-G Jonathan Quick 69GP 1.95GAA .929SVP 10SO 35-21-13
Los Angeles: Simon Gagné (concussion, indefinitely)