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(SportsNetwork. Cheap Air Max 95 Online .com) - The Vancouver Canucks hope to post their first three- game winning streak since late November and theyll have to beat a familiar face to do so. The Canucks expect to face former franchise goaltender Roberto Luongo on Thursday when they welcome the Florida Panthers to Rogers Arena. Luongo is returning to Vancouver for the first time since his successful but tumultuous run with the Canucks ended with him being dealt to Florida on March 4 of last season. The former Canucks captain spent seven-plus seasons in Vancouver, anchoring the team to consecutive Presidents Trophies (2010-11, 2011-12) and also helping the Canucks get to within one victory of a Stanley Cup title in 2011 against the Boston Bruins. Luongo also is Vancouvers all-time leader in wins (233) and shutouts (35). His goals against average of 2.36 is second in the club annals to only Cory Schneider (2.20), who challenged Luongo for the No. 1 job with the Canucks before getting dealt to New Jersey in the summer of 2013. To be honest, Im just looking forward to being (in Vancouver) for four days and obviously ending it with a game in front of the crowd there, Luongo recently told the media. Im not quite sure what type of reception Im going to get, but Ill definitely enjoy the game thats for sure. Luongo expects to face off tonight against Ryan Miller, who signed with Vancouver in the offseason. Both goaltenders are doing well in 2014-15, with Luongo sporting a 15-7-7 record, 2.28 goals against average and .924 save percentage, while Miller is 20-8-1 with a 2.46 GAA and .913 save percentage in his first season with the Canucks. Eddie Lack, Luongos former backup and Millers current No. 2, helped the Canucks to a win the last time out. Lack made 21 saves in Vancouvers 3-2 victory over the visiting New York Islanders on Tuesday. Linden Vey tallied the eventual game-winner late in the second period, scoring on a breakaway with 2:34 left in the middle stanza. Youve always got to be ready, said Vey of making the most of his opportunities. Ryan Stanton and Nick Bonino also lit the lamp for the Canucks, who own a 5-1-1 record over their last seven games and are tied with San Jose for second place in the Pacific Division. Vancouver will shoot for its first three-game winning streak since Nov. 23-28 when it takes on the Panthers. Vancouver owns an 11-6-1 record on home ice and is playing the fourth part of a five-game homestand tonight. Florida is just three points out of a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, but the Panthers havent helped their cause recently, going 1-2-1 over their last four games. The Panthers fell to 1-1-0 on a six-game road trip after dropping Sundays 4-3 decision in Washington. Alex Ovechkin notched a goal and an assist to help the Capitals deal Florida a regulation loss. Floridas Nick Bjugstad made it a one-goal game with 1:59 to play in regulation, but Florida was unable to tie it. Dylan Olsen and Vincent Trocheck also scored for the Panthers. We werent good enough, but we battled back and found a way to come closer at the end, Panthers coach Gerard Gallant said. We cant wait until the end of the game to get involved physically. Luongo gave up three goals on 21 shots over the first 40 minutes, but was replaced by Al Montoya, who turned aside 4-of-5 shots fired his way during the final stanza. Luongo took a hit from Ovechkin in the first period and gutted out the second before the injury caused him to exit the game for precautionary reasons. The Panthers dodged a bullet with the Luongo injury and they also could get a handful of skaters back for tonights test. Forwards Tomas Kopecky and Tomas Fleischmann and defenseman Erik Gudbranson practiced on Tuesday and all three players could be back in the lineup tonight. Kopecky missed the last four games with an undisclosed injury. Fleischmann (undisclosed) and Gudbranson (upper body) sat out the last two outings. Vancouver forwards Brad Richardson (knee) and Radim Vrbata (illness) are questionable for tonight. The Panthers have won two of the last three meetings against Vancouver, but the Canucks have dominated this series over the years. Vancouver boasts a 12-3-2 record with five ties over the last 22 meetings against Florida. Florida only has managed two all-time road wins over the Canucks, but the Panthers were able to halt an 11-game winless stretch in Vancouver with a 3-2 shootout win at Rogers Arena on Nov. 19, 2013. Air Max 95 Sale NZ . That assertion is getting harder and harder to make, especially given the way 23-year-old Danilo Gallinari has been playing this season. Air Max 95 NZ . The team announced that it exercised the options on 15 players including goalkeepers Evan Bush, Maxime Crepeau and Troy Perkins, defenders Matteo Ferrari, Karl W. http://www.cheapairmax95nz.com/ . The 2014 edition will be the ninth meeting between the Caps and Vikes in a tradition that dates back to 2005. "Since the original Whitecaps, the club has enjoyed fantastic support from fans in Victoria and all across Vancouver Island," said Whitecaps FC president Bob Lenarduzzi.EL SEGUNDO, CALIF. – It may end up being the key matchup in the first-ever playoff series between the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks. A stingy defence led by Drew Doughty against an explosive offence led by Hart Trophy nominee Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. "Hit and hope," is all Kings head coach Darryl Sutter would say on Friday when asked how his team can slow down the Ducks dynamic duo. Luckily, Sutters top defenceman was willing to go a bit more in-depth. "Ive played Getzlaf and Perry so many times," said Doughty. "Ive played with them [most recently at the Sochi Olympics], I know exactly how they play. I study how they play. Theyre two of the hardest players to play in the league, no matter who is the third guy on that line. Its such a hard line to play against. But, like I said, Ive studied how they play so many times that I know exactly what theyre going to do and it just comes down to out-competing them, being a better player in every situation. "Its going to be tough for me to do, but I have to do it." Doughty, who averaged 26:31 of ice time per game during the first round win over the San Jose Sharks, will see a lot of Anaheims top line along with his defence partner Jake Muzzin. "Those two have been together for a long time," said Muzzin when asked about Getzlaf and Perry. "They have a lot of chemistry between each other and they kind of know where theyre going to be on certain plays. So you have to be very clear on where they are on the ice and be very vocal with each other on defending that top line." But the adjustment shouldnt be too tough for the Kings. Doughty is expecting a similar series to what his team experienced against the Sharks. "Theyve got really good forwards, especially their top guys are really good like San Joses," he said. "I think we can take advantage in some parts of the game with their defence, like we could with San Jose as well. I think Anaheim has maybe a little bit better of a goalie, so itll be harder to get it past him. I think its going to be the same type of game. Theyre going to get in on the forecheck. Their forecheck is a little bit different, but they actually come harder than San Jose, surprisingly. So we know theyre going to create off that." And Doughty warned against focusing too much on the Ducks dynamic duo, who combined for 74 goals in the regular season (28 per cent of Anaheims league-leading 263 goals). "For most of the season it wasnt really Getzlaf and Perry, who dominated our team," explained Doughty, "it was kind of the third, fourth-line guys like [Nick] Bonino, [Andrew] Cogliano and [Patrick] Maroon and guys like that so we got to pay special attention to them to." Getzlaf had one goal and one assist in the five regular season games against the Kings while Perry had two goals and two assists. Bonino had one goal and two assists, Cogliano had one goal, while Maroon had two goals in four games. Doughty remembers the Ducks secondary scoring being a key factor in the season series, which saw Anaheim win four of the five encounters, including an outdoor game at Dodger Stadium. But what stood out to Sutter during the regular-season showdowns? "We played two really good games in their building," Sutter said, leaving it at that. The teams split the two games at the Honda Center where the series will open on Saturday and where Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau will have the advantage of last line change. Sutter was in fine form on Friday in his meeting with the media, which lasted a little under three minutes with a good chunk of that being awkward silence following short answers. The fiirst question to Sutter was: whats the biggest challenge your team will face in the second-round series? "Were playing indoors," a deadpan Sutter stated. Air Max 95 Cheap Authentic. "We heard originally the whole series was going to be played at either the Angels stadium or at the Dodgers. So now we found out today that theres actually four in Honda and three at Staples [Center], so weve got a lot of work to do to get that figured out." Its a little warm to play outside, a reporter retorted referencing the high of 35 degrees celsius in Orange County. "Its supposed to cool off, though," Sutter responded, not missing a beat. The Kings had no problem handling the heat against the Sharks as they became just the fourth team in NHL history to win a best-of-seven series after losing the first three games. And one player who has adapted well to the Hollywood spotlight is the 25-year-old Muzzin. Muzzin has proven worthy of the top-pairing assignment during just his second trip to the NHL post-season. Last year, Muzzin picked up three assists in 17 playoff games while averaging 15:50 of ice time per game. This year, Muzzin already has two goals and three assists through seven games while averaging 18:26 of ice time. "I think its just probably a little bit more experience," Sutter said. "If you take last years playoff where he was in and out of the lineup or didnt play that much, this year weve had to rely on him a little bit more to get him ready for playoffs and thats sort of just a continuation of that." "Jake was only on for one goal against in the whole series [against San Jose], shows you how good he was playing," said Doughty. "We did well offensively too [combining for 12 points]. The good thing about me and Muzz is when a teams emphasis is so hard on the forecheck, our breakout ability is really good where one of us can do it on our own. We can talk to each other, help out and I think that is the strength of us. We dont spend a lot of time in our D-zone. And when we do, were both physical, big guys who can pin a guy to have a loose puck and we can get it that way. We did really well in our D-zone, and thats why we were successful as a pair." Joe Pavelski, Joe Thornton, Logan Couture, Patrick Marleau and Brent Burns were held to just one goal over the final four games of the series against the Kings thanks in large part to the work of Muzzin and Doughty. "We were a lot better in our zone," said Muzzin when asked about the reversal in fortune in the series. "Getting pucks in and out, not giving them chances to create cycle opportunities and chances like that. [Jonathan Quick] made some big saves when called upon. But as a whole team, we definitely limited their chances by being quick in our zone and I think we had better gaps on the rush and better awareness on our changes and on the rush as well." NOTES: Jeff Carter and Willie Mitchell (lower body) did not take part in Fridays practice at the teams facility in El Segundo. Sutter said it was an optional skate and Carter took the option after working out off the ice on Thursday. Carter did see his ice time dip in the final few games of the Sharks series, playing 13:07 in Game 6 and 14:06 in Game 7 ... Anze Kopitar on whether theres any difference between facing Frederik Andersen and Jonas Hiller: "No, I dont think its going to matter too much, except for the left catch (Andersen) and the right catch (Hiller). Thats the biggest difference." ... 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