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2012: Kings oust Canucks
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2012: Kings oust Canucks

By the end of the series, Vancouver's cornerstone goaltender, Roberto Luongo, was on the bench as the eighth-seeded Kings took care of the Presidents' Trophy-winners in five games. Behind the stellar goaltending of Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles became the 10th No. 8 seed to eliminate a No. 1 since the NHL went to its current playoff format in 1994. The defeat marked a second straight disappointing playoff exit for Luongo and Vancouver, who blew a three-games-to-two lead in the 2011 Stanley Cup Final against Boston.

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