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Kings Cough Up Lead, Ousted by Canucks

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With the Kings trying to stave off elimination in Game 6 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at home before a standing-room only crowd of 18,287 at Staples Center, Vancouver Canuck’s goalie Roberto Luongo stood on his head making 30 saves that gave his team the opportunity to rip the game away from the Kings.

“Luongo is a great goalie,” Kings head coach Terry Murray said. He added, “I don’t think Vancover has seen [Luongo’s] best yet. I know he’s better than what he played against us.”

The Kings outshot the Canucks 26-11 through two periods. Had it been anyone else other than Luongo in the crease for the Canucks, the Kings would probably have been leading 7-1 at the end of the second period.