First-round breakdown: Canucks-Kings

Updated: April 17, 2010, 12:18 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

This is an intriguing matchup of two teams with a lot to prove this postseason.

The Canucks are a team that fancies itself a Stanley Cup contender, but they couldn't put away a youthful Chicago team in the second round a year ago and enter the playoffs with a top-end goaltender that may or may not be suffering a crisis of confidence.

The Kings, meanwhile, are in the playoffs for the first time since 2002 and appear on the cusp of finally realizing the considerable potential ...

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