Rookie bolstering Vancouver attack
Thanks to the addition of steady rookie Jason King, the Canucks are among the early leaders in the West.
Updated: October 24, 2003, 10:03 AM ETBy By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
A relatively slow start by the Big Line of Markus Naslund, Todd Bertuzzi and Brendan Morrison would have been cause for concern in Vancouver in past years. But thanks to the addition of steady rookie Jason King on a line with Daniel and Henrik Sedin and King's timely goals, the Canucks are among the early leaders in the Western Conference.
King scored the game-winning goal with 12.7 seconds left when he knocked a rebound past St. Louis goalie Chris Osgood from the slot during a five-on-three power play Wednesday night in the Canucks' 3-2 victory over the Blues.
"Danny did a great job taking the puck to the net," King told the Vancouver Sun. "The puck was bouncing a lot and I was fortunate to get a good bounce and got good wood on the backhand.