Vancouver Canucks face a must-win situation in Los Angeles
Tonight when Alain Vigneault goes behind the bench at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, he will set a record for the most playoff games coaching the Vancouver Canucks.
It will be his 62nd playoff game directing the Canucks, moving him one game ahead of Pat Quinn on the all-time list. Vigneaut's 32 playoff wins coaching the Canucks have him one ahead of Quinn.
But Vigneault is likely more concerned about getting his team back in contention in the first round of the playoffs rather than setting club records.
The Presidents' Trophy winners dropped the first two games of the series at home, leaving them in a must-win situation on the road.
The Kings have never gone up 3-0 in a playoff series. And the Canucks have never won a series after losing the first two games.
Vigneault revealed this afternoon that Cory Schneider will start in goal for the Canucks tonight. Roberto Luongo has put in a solid performance in the playoffs, but a Straight pregame online poll suggests that a majority of fans would prefer to see Schneider between the pipes in Game 3.