Mikael Samuelsson scored two goals, including the game-winner at 8:52 of overtime, to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on April 15 at General Motors Place in Vancouver.
With the win, the Canucks took a 1-0 lead in their best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinals playoff series with game two scheduled for April 17 in Vancouver (7:00 PM PDT).
The Kings played a solid game, but a costly miscue during the overtime period by defenseman Randy Jones, who made a careless, backhand pass at center ice that was easily picked off by the Canucks, gave them their final scoring opportunity and they capitalized on it.
Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick, who has not on top of his game since the Olympic break, was stellar in goal, despite the loss.
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