LA Kings eager to finish off Canucks at home



EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Just two years ago, Mike Richards led Philadelphia out of the same 0-3 playoff hole facing the Vancouver Canucks.

Richards now suits up for the Los Angeles Kings, who put Vancouver in that predicament. That’s why the former Flyers captain wasn’t sharing any insight Tuesday on what’s necessary to pull off a feat only accomplished by three teams in NHL history.

The top-seeded Canucks are still hoping Daniel Sedin can help in Game 4 on Wednesday night.

Vancouver’s leading goal-scorer has joined his teammates in Los Angeles after missing the last 12 games with a concussion, but coach Alain Vigneault won’t know whether Sedin is available until after practice.

Sedin’s return alongside his brother could be huge for the Canucks, whose free-flowing style depends heavily on superior skill and teamwork.