Kings Stop Cruising Canucks Short

Vancouver misses goalie; 4-2 victory a welcome change for LA
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 11, 2007 5:22 AM CST
Los Angeles Kings', goalie Jean-Sebastien Aubin (37) watches Vancouver Canucks' Henrik Sedin (33) as he handles the puck during the third period of their NHL hockey game, Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, in Los...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Derek Armstrong and Dustin Brown had a goal and an assist each in the Kings' 4-2 victory over the Canucks last night, the Los Angeles Times reports. A nagging injury kept Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo from starting at the last minute, and the Kings rapidly took advantage of backup Curtis Sanford.

Los Angeles scored twice on their first seven shots on goal and didn't trail at any point in the penalty-heavy game. Both of the Canucks' goals were on the power play, against Kings stopper Jean-Sebastien Aubin. The Kings have won only two of their last six games, while the Canucks have lost only three of 17 in regulation.