CanucksBuzz OFFICIAL Game Preview: Vancouver Canucks Hosting Los Angeles Kings

Joseph Trenton@@TrentonNHLCFLAnalyst IIIOctober 9, 2010

Canucks celebrate as Anze Kopitar watches on.
Canucks celebrate as Anze Kopitar watches on.Rich Lam/Getty Images

Game Preview: Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings

Oct. 9, 2010

Location: Rogers Arena (formerly GM Place)

Home Team: Vancouver Canucks

Visiting Team: Los Angeles Kings

Head Coaches:

Canucks—Alain Vigneault

Kings—Terry Murray


Canucks—TBA tonight

Kings—Anze Kopitar



Vancouver Canucks

Daniel Sedin – Henrik Sedin – Mikael Samuelsson

Mason Raymond – Ryan Kesler – Raffi Torres

Peter Schaefer – Manny Malhotra – Jannik Hansen

Tanner Glass – Jeff Tambellini – Alexandre Desbiens

Dan Hamhuis – Kevin Bieksa

Keith Ballard – Christian Ehrhoff

Alex Edler – Andrew Alberts

Roberto Luongo

Cory Schneider


LA Kings

Dustin Brown – Anze Kopitar – Ryan Smyth

Alexei Ponikarovsky – Michal Handzus – Wayne Simmonds

Brad Richardson – Jarret Stoll – Justin Williams

Kyle Clifford – Braydon Schenn – Marc-Andre Cliché

Willie Mitchell – Drew Doughty

Jack Johnson – Rob Scudari

Davis Drewiske – Peter Harrold

Jon Quick

Jonathan Bernier


Game Notes:

  • Season debut for both teams.
  • Canucks celebrate their 40th anniversary tonight, Orland Kurtenbach is in Vancouver.
  • Los Angeles Kings come back in hopes of making a stride in the playoffs this year.
  • LA will compete with San Jose for the division title race.


Injury Notes:

  • Alexandre Bolduc is questionable for tonight’s game.
  • Alex Burrows is out with shoulder injury until mid-November.
  • Sami Salo is out indefinitely.
  • Eric Ersberg is out, Jonathan Bernier is in.
  • Matt Greene is close to return from shoulder injury.
  • Scott Parse is out with groin injury.
  • Colten Teubert is out with hand injury.


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