National Hockey League
BOXSCORE | RECAP
Vancouver 1, Los Angeles 0
When: 10:00 PM ET, Monday, March 26, 2012
Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia
Referees: Chris Lee, Frederic L'Ecuyer
Linesmen: Mark Shewchyk, Brad Lazarowich
Attendance: 18890

CANUCKS 1, KINGS 0:
Roberto Luongo turned aside all 36 shots he faced to make Manny Malhotra's first-period goal stand up as host Vancouver moved to within two points of idle St. Louis in its bid to repeat as a Presidents' Trophy winner.

Luongo preserved his fourth shutout and 59th career by stopping 12 shots in the second period and 15 in the third. The veteran netminder highlighted the performance by denying Anze Kopitar's deflection late in the third.

All-Star Jonathan Quick finished with 24 saves for the Kings, who have been shut out 10 times this season. Los Angeles, which has dropped two straight after its season-high six-game winning streak, failed to move into first place in the Pacific Division after Dallas dropped a 5-4 decision to Calgary earlier on Monday.

Malhotra opened the scoring 3:05 into the first period. Malhotra accepted a feed from Maxim Lapierre and wired a shot from the left faceoff circle which beat Quick just under the crossbar. The tally was Malhotra's seventh - and first since Feb. 18.

Lapierre and Alexander Edler recorded assists for the Canucks, who improved to 6-0-2 in their last eight home games versus the Kings.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Vancouver captain Henrik Sedin has not scored a goal in British Columbia since Dec. 19 versus Minnesota. ... The teams each claimed two victories in the season series. ... Los Angeles will continue its four-game road trip against Northwest Division clubs. The Kings will travel east to face both Alberta residents before ending up in Minnesota.
Top Game Performances
 
Los Angeles   Vancouver
N/A Points Manny Malhotra 1
N/A Goals Manny Malhotra 1
N/A Assists Alexander Edler 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jonathan Quick .960 Save Percentage Roberto Luongo 1.000
Jonathan Quick 24 Saves Roberto Luongo 38
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Los Angeles 38 0 0-3 4-4 8 27
Vancouver 25 1 0-4 3-3 6 35
Upcoming Games
  • Vancouver will play their next game at home against Colorado. The Canucks have a W/L % of .565 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Los Angeles will play their next game on the road against Calgary. The Kings have a W/L % of .432 after a win and .538 after a loss.