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Canucks v. Kings

Game 4

Western Conference quarterfinal

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Canucks

1. Special teams. Yes, yes, the penalty killing must get monumentally better, but the power play could use some improvement also. The Canucks went 0-for-4 in Game 3.

2. Roberto Luongo. He normally bounces back from benchings with strong games. If he doesn't, than the "shame" he joked about Tuesday will be genuine.

Kings

1. Drew Doughty and Jack Johnson. They have been scintillating on the power play since being united on the first unit in Game 2. They are also tied for the series lead, along with Vancouver's Mikael Samuelsson, with five points.

2. Michal Handzus and Fredrik Modin. Both were considered washed up at one point, but their line has been perhaps the most effective in the series. Each has two goals, and they are shutting down the Sedin twins.

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B.C. sports correspondent

Based in Vancouver, Matthew spearheads the Globe's sports coverage in B.C., and spends most of his time with the NHL Canucks and CFL Lions. He has worked for four dailies and TSN since graduating from Carleton University's School of Journalism a decade ago, and has covered the Olympic Games, Super Bowls, Grey Cups, the Stanley Cup playoffs and the NBA Finals. More

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