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Canucks Fall In OT

It was a costly turnover committed by Alex Edler in overtime against Los Angeles Tuesday night that ultimately led to the Canucks falling 2-1 to the Kings at the Staples Center.

The Canucks concluded their 4 game road trip last night, one that saw the team go 0-3-1, and able to pick up only one single point.

The King’s goal in overtime came courtesy of Anze Kopitar at the 2:02 mark after he received a pass from Jeff Carter who had just picked off Alex Edler’s cross ice pass.

The goal came after the Kings out shot the Canucks 15-1 in the third period but couldn’t break through against Vancouver goalie Jacob Markstrom, who made 38 saves.

Ryan Miller got the night off after being pulled in Monday’s 4-0 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

The Canucks got off to a good start when Daniel Sedin scored his team leading twelfth goal of the season on the power play at the 7:39 mark of the first period.

Drew Doughty tied it 1-1 at 6:54 of the third with a slap shot through traffic on the power play as Jacob Markstrom was being screened by Nick Shore.

Vancouver defensemen Andrey Pedan made his NHL debut and played left wing due to upper-body injuries to forwards Jake Virtanen, Chris Higgins and defensemen Christopher Tanev. Defensemen Alex Biega was also recalled and paired with Edler.

It will be interesting to see who will start in net for the Canucks next game after a solid performance from Markstrom.

Up Next: The Canucks return to cozy Rogers Arena to face the Western Conference leading Dallas Stars in a Thursday night match-up.


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