Apr 18, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Vancouver Canucks goalie Cory Schneider (35) is congratulated by center Manny Malhotra (27) after game four of the 2012 Western Conference quarterfinals against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Game 4: VAN @ LA – Live Another Day


With the Canucks down 3-0 and facing elimination, it only seemed fitting that Daniel Sedin would return to the lineup for the last stand. Alain Vigneault would also make the decision to start Cory Schneider, meaning Roberto Luongo’s days in Vancouver may be done if they can find a suitor. The game started off badly for the Canucks with Anze Kopitar getting his first goal of the series 13 minutes into the first. After one, the Kings would hold the 1-0 lead and be 40 minutes away from sweeping Vancouver.

However, in the second goals by Alexander Edler and Kevin Bieksa would give the Canucks the 2-1 lead after two. They would put it away in the third after a Henrik Sedin power play goal early to make it 3-1. That would be the final score as Vancouver would prevent the sweep. What may make headlines though is Henrik Sedin’s elbow to Dustin Brown’s face. A definite cheap shot that was likely due to the devastating but clean hit that Henrik received in the previous game from Brown. Kings will have to try and win the series in Vancouver now up 3-1.

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