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In a grudge match of sorts, the Canucks host the Los Angeles Kings for the first time since the Kings eliminated them in the first round of last year’s playoffs.

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The Game According to Twitter: Vancouver Canucks vs Los Angeles Kings

In a grudge match of sorts, the Canucks host the Los Angeles Kings for the first time since the Kings eliminated them in the first round of last year’s playoffs.

Storified by Canucks Hockey Blog· Sun, Mar 03 2013 12:26:29

Throughout this season, the CBC is commemorating the 60 years of Hockey Night in Canada.  Last night, they were in Vancouver.  And by they, I mean the whole cast, including Ron MacLean and HNIC institution (though some people say should be institutionalized), Don Cherry.
Did you all see Don Cherry’s AMAZING orca head piece?! SERIOUSLY. Go #Canucks GO. @hockeynight #HNICJennifer West
Yes, Don Cherry was wearing an Orca hat. #hnic http://pic.twitter.com/WB9hao8yaeotawong
Don Cherry’s outfit seemed normal until he put on the hat… #orca #HNICJasmine
Why is Don Cherry getting humped by an orca? #canucksHK Movie Schedule
As part of the festivities, the CBC and the Canucks honor two of the game’s greatest broadcasting legends – Jim Hughson and Jim Robson – and brought them out to center ice for the ceremonial puck drop.
Now there’s a power play. Jim Hughson and Jim Robson introduced at centre ice to celebrate 60th anniversary of HNIC.Ben Kuzma
Jim Hughson is handsome #hnicMyra McIntosh
One of the best memories of the 2011 SCF was getting meet and speak with Jim Robson. His voice was hockey for my childhood. #TGATTKent Basky
Jim Robson was to #Canucks broadcasts as Danny Gallivan was to #Canadiens broadcasts. First class all the way.Spector’s Hockey
Jim Robson was Vancouver’s voice when I was young. Still love his radio regards to hospital patients, shut-ins, the pensioners and the blindBruce Arthur
Wonder how many HNIC games Henrik & Brown watched growing up? #canucksFarhan Lalji
Some lineup changes for the Canucks.  Tom Sestito will make his Canucks debut, Kevin Bieksa is back in the lineup, and Keith Ballard is out. Ryan Kesler is also out, which means the team will only dress 3 natural centers.
Hughson: "Vancouver’s a little short at center ice." … Schroeder: "That’s cold." #CanucksBruce Ng
"Where in the World is Keith Ballard" is in full force right now I see, hahah. Where did he go? Cairo?Wyatt Arndt
Ballard as healthy scratch makes no sense to me. Unless AV is doing it "for old times sake."Thomas Drance
Edler and Bieksa paired together.. I hope Booth did a lot of praying earlier todayTaj
GAME ON!!!!  (Except in LA, apparently.)
I’m in LA & can’t find the game on TV. There is however 2 college basketball games & a basketball movie on. #Worsthockeytownever #tgattVictoria
39 seconds in, and the Canucks are already shorthanded.
Henrik Sedin, hooking penalty. Drink.Dimitri Filipovic
WOULD YOU AT LEAST LET ME GET DRUNK BEFORE STARTING WITH THIS CRAP!!! #Canucks #TGATTKent Basky
The PK does their thing, and then Dan Hamhuis opens the scoring.
Canucks Vs Kings – Dan Hamhuis 1-0 Goal – 03.02.13 – HDcanuckshd
Hey kids, what time is it? That’s right… #HammerTime #Canucks #TGATTPaulie Walnuts
Oh doctor! Write me a prescription for an early lead… take some Sedin magic, throw in some Peanut Burrs… and add some hammer time!Clayton Corley
Sestito doesn’t take long to get himself in the fans’ good books.  About halfway through the period, he gets Colin Fraser with a crushing hit and then drops the gloves against Jordan Nolan.
Jordan Nolan vs Tom Sestito Mar 2, 2013hockeyfightsdotcom
So anyone is crying over Volpatti? Not a bad 1st impression by Sestito no? #Canucks #tgattJustine Galo
Maybe a bit inspired by Sestito’s physical play, the rest of the Canucks follow suit.  Unfortunately, the officials want nothing to do with it and they whistle down the Canucks for 3 straight penalties: Bieksa for finishing a check on Anze Kopitar, Garrison for brushing Dustin Brown’s arm, and Andrew Alberts for letting Kyle Clifford skate into him.
do the refs need the definition of interference?Julia
AV all smirky there. Kinda weak call. #NoTouchHockeyLeagueChad Forrest
I don’t quite understand what about that play constitutes a "roughing" penalty. Nice to see the No Hitting League living up to its name.Dimitri Filipovic
If that was roughing, then me right now eating nachos is also roughing. #Canucks #TGATTWalter Siu
#gamemanagementBrowntoBure
Because the HNIC folks seem to think that fans of Western teams want more Coach’s Corner, we get another dose of MacLean and Cherry.  Which is really just another opportunity for MacLean to suck up to Burrows and for Cherry to talk up his favorite player, Kevin Bieska.
Ron Maclean continues to try and get back on Burrows and the #canucks good side.Jason McCauley
Don Cherry likes Bieska. And Lalongo. His favourite food is pasghetti and momatoes. #Canucks #HNICPalle Hoffstein
DRINK AGAIN! #Bieskax2Jennifer
Second period is a go.
Please let me get through a 2nd period without heart palpitations…thanks! #Canucks #TGATTKiran Mehat
#dontplayliketurdindasecond #Canucks #TGATTCanucks Hockey Blog
While on the powerplay, the Kings score to tie us up at 1-1.
Flashbacks, terrible flashbacks, make it stoooooooooooopWyatt Arndt
And then the goals start coming fast and furious.
First, Mason Raymond gives the Canucks back a 2-1 lead at the 10:32 mark of the period.
Canucks Vs Kings – Mason Raymond 2-1 Goal – 03.02.13 – HDcanuckshd
RAYMONDDDDDDSDDSOZBSKBZIDSVOXNSJSKDDJDJEBDJXSpencer
Get on the radio and get shouting… MayRay! MayRay! MayRay! What a snapper! #CanucksClayton Corley
Tanev trolling without a stick just to get the +1 on the goal by Raymond. #TGATTPaul Tonsaker
Then, a Keystone Cops routine in the Vancouver end results in a giftwrapped goal for Nolan and the Kings. 13:23 of the second and we’re tied again at 2-2.
Time for the bungee cords to keep 35 in the net.Chad Forrest
Dear Cory Schneider: see that blue area right in front of your net? Don’t leave there. Thanks. #TGATTClay Imoo
At 15:08, Daniel gives the Canucks a 3-2 lead.
Canucks Vs Kings – Daniel Sedin 3-2 Goal – 03.02.13 – HDcanuckshd
BOOM!!!! Another shot ripped by Quick and the #Canucks answer back with a lil bit of #Sedinery #TGATTKent Basky
DONALD SARDINE SCORES!! #CherryJennifer
At 16:44, we have a little 4-on-4 action as Jarret Stoll gets called for interference and Max Lapierre gets called for diving.
Lappy to the box. The only good part about this is they’ll put the camera on his pretty face. #CanucksVictoria
Lapierre deserves two minutes for that dive. He probably also deserves a Razzie. Next time, act more convincingly.m #CanucksPass it to Bulis
And at 17:52, Jannik Hansen gets in on the scoring and the Canucks go into the second intermission with the 4-2 lead.
Canucks Vs Kings – Jannik Hansen 4-2 Goal – 03.02.13 – HDcanuckshd
Mmmmmmbop! Hansen makes it 4-2!!! #Canucks #CanucksG20 #TGATTgladys
Honey Badger TAKES WHAT HE WANTS! Backhand, forehand: TOP SHELF!! #TGATT #CanucksG20luonGOLD
Another moment where I’m proud to be Danish. #Hansen #bangbangbang #CanucksAlyssa Campanella
As Danes go, Hansen > Cook #CanucksPass it to Bulis
Quick is just getting beaten tonight… good shots sure… but these weren’t beating him last year.. had to be re-directed..Blake Price
Especially because it was Mr. Hockey’s 85th birthday this weekend, how appropriate that a couple of players want to pay tribute.
Raymond needs a fight to complete his Gordie Howe hat trick. I would live to see that.Don
Nolan needs an assist for the Kings for it as well MT @TheFalconer: Raymond needs a fight to complete his Gordie Howe hat trick.Clay Imoo
On to the third period, where the Kings try to cut into the Canucks’ lead.  And they almost did too, thanks to Cory Schneider’s puckhandling skills.
You’d think after the last time that Schneider would learn to stay in the paint… #CanucksMatt Lee
Schneider out of the crease: don’t. Just don’t.Justin Ho
For the love of Cory Schneider, stay in the net!!! #CanucksNatasha Carpio
AV needs to give Schneider the Goldberg treatment in net tonight! #CoachBombayPaulie Walnuts
Any leashes for Schneider hanging around AV’s doghouse?G. West
Don’t worry.  He more than made up for it.
A great series of saves by my boy Schneids!! #canucks #TGATTChris Schneider
De-SCHNEID over and over! #TGATT #CanucksG20luonGOLD
Remember last week against the Dallas Stars when the Canucks had a late powerplay, the Sedins played keepaway and preserved the win?  Well, the Sedins had another such shift late in the third period.
What Henrik Sedin just did to Anze Kopitar should really be illegal. My goodness.Dimitri Filipovic
Henrik embarasses Kopitar & Doughty on the same shift. If #canucks had scored the ovation may have been louder than when he set the recordFarhan Lalji
The Sedins are bustin’ ankles out there! #RuckerPark #CanucksJordan Ortillan
#Sedangle #TGATTKent Basky
Beautrik and Dangle Sick-din #flowG. West
Per hnic broadcast this picture should always be shown when someone chirps about the twins. #Canucks http://pic.twitter.com/aojRe7wjtVMatt T.
The Kings pull Quick with a little over a minute left in the game, but Chris Higgins ices the game and scores into the empty net.
Canucks Vs Kings – Chris Higgins 5-2 Goal – 03.02.13 – HDcanuckshd
A round of #DirtyHiggins on the house! It’s an empty-netter, so there’ll be no ice… #bottomsup #CanucksClayton Corley
Higgins getting Higgy with the empty net…. Wish I was an empty net. ;-) #puckbunnythoughtsVictoria
Canucks win!  Canucks win!  It’s a 5-2 final!
So Canucks are better without Kesler. #AwkwardCaitlyn
And it’s off to Calgary for a game against the Flames tonight.  Maybe.
Canucks are scheduled to fly out of YVR at 2pm MT, puck drop is 6:08pm MT. Flight about 1 hour and 7 mins, hmm.Tyson Fedor
Based on ferocity of storm my guess is Flames game will be rescheduled. Canucks haven’t departed for the closed Cgy airport yetEric Francis
Apparently the #Canucks still can’t get a flight into Calgary yet for tonight’s game, so I guess we win by forfeit. #FlamesSammy Hudes
Stay tuned.
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