Canucks Vs. Kings, NHL Playoffs 2012 Game 5: Vancouver 1, LA 0 After First Period

With their season on the line in Game 5 of their first-round series against the Los Angeles Kings, the Vancouver Canucks turned to the Sedin twins, who combined to score the only goal of the first period.

With 5:56 left in the first period, Daniel found Henrik in front of the net on a power play goal:

The special teams units got a lot of ice time, with Vancouver killing two penalties in the first five minutes, a 2:00 minute roughing penalty for Daniel Hamuis and a 2:00 minute hooking penalty for Henrik Sedin.

Los Angeles killed one of their own, a 2:00 minute holding penalty on Drew Doughty, before eventually breaking during a 2:00 minute roughing penalty from Brad Richardson.

The game has been fairly even in the first 20 minutes, with Los Angeles getting eight shots to Vancouver's six.

For more on the Canucks, head over to Vancouver Canucks blog Nucks Misconduct. For more on the Kings, head on over to LA Kings blog Jewels From The Crown and SB Nation LA. For complete coverage of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs, stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated NHL hub.

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