Kings lose Game 1 to Canucks in overtime, 3-2
The Canucks' Mikael Samuelsson put an end to overtime in Game 1, getting the puck past Kings goalie Jonathan Quick on an assist from Henrik Sedin.
The Canucks had 44 shots on goal while the Kings had only 27, meaning Quick stopped 41 shots.
The winning shot came 8:52 in overtime. Minutes before the winning goal, Canucks' goalie Roberto Luongo made a spectacular save on a shot by Ryan Smyth, diving at the puck with his glove hand and pushing it out of the crease before it could cross the line.
Helene Elliott, covering the game in Vancouver, will have a full story on latimes.com/sports.
-- Debbie Goffa
Photo: Vancouver's Mikael Samuelsson (26) is congratulated by teammates after scoring the winning goal in overtime against the Kings on Thursday night. Credit: Rich Lam / Getty Images