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LAst Night's Action: Kings Zeroed by Canucks

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Alexander Frolov going for a ride. AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

Vancouver Canucks defeat LA Kings 4-0. Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo withstood the onslaught of 28 shots on goal and let none pass including a penalty shot by Alexander Frolov. The Kings meanwhile did no favors for their goalie Jason LaBarbera by being out of position on defense giving the Canucks easy shots. It was the case of the Kings just not being able to capitalize on their opportunities. Luongo got his 40th career shutout becoming just the 28th goalie to do so. This was Vancouver's first shutout of the Kings in Los Angeles since they joined the league in 1970.

Notable Notes

  • As noted earlier, Jeff Kent donated $15,000 to the Yes on Proposition 8 campaign. Not that it should come as a surprise since he's a Mormon-extraordinaire. And we all know now that the Mormon cult has contributed to more than $17 million of the $22 million for the Yes on Prop 8 folks. Am I the only one to find humor in the fact that a cult who allowed for polygamy is trying to make judgments on fags like me who want to be assimilationists and get married? Anyhow if Prop 8 passes, I'll be the first in line getting signatures for a ballot measure to abolish marriage.
  • The start of the NBA season means only one thing: college basketball is just around the corner! The Coaches Poll (aka ESPN/USA Today Poll) was released and North Carolina was ranked #1 while UCLA was ranked fourth. Reigning champs Kansas was ranked 23rd and runners-up Memphis was ranked 12th. USC meanwhile is at #21. It'll be a couple of weeks before the games begin, so let this seep into your heads for a bit.
  • PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT. Lakers fans: don't lose your shit. All day I'm hearing people giving the Larry O'Brien trophy to the Lakers. Let's just stop for a second and think about this. First of all it's only been two games. Second of all, the two games were against a Blazers team that had a very ineffective Greg Oden and a Clippers team whose first team hadn't played a lot of minutes during the preseason. The Blazers and the Clippers. Thirdly, what will happen when the injury bug rears its ugly head? Just calm down and relax.
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