Since a 4-2 win on April 6, 1996, the Canucks are 0-9-4-1 in Los Angeles. The streak started with a 6-2 defeat on January 7, 1997 and continued with a 2-2 tie on October 19 when captain Markus Naslund scored the tying goal in the third period.
Since its last trip here, Vancouver is 42-19-10-1 and Los Angeles is 27-35-5-5.
The Canucks have four games left and trail the Dallas Stars by two points for first place in the Western Conference. They also are four points in front of the Colorado Avalanche for the lead in the Northwest Division and one point behind Central Division-leading Detroit.
Vancouver improved to 6-5-3-1 following a club-record 14-game unbeaten streak with a 5-1 home win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday. The win gave the Canucks 101 points, which ties the record held by the 1992-93 club.
Naslund was one of 11 players with at least one point Thursday. His assist on defenseman Ed Jovanovski’s sixth goal of the season gave him 100 points, which is the third 100-point season in club history.
Los Angeles is six games under .500 for the third time under coach Andy Murray and its skid is the longest in his tenure, which began in 1999-2000.
In their first game since being eliminated from the playoff race, the Kings dropped a 3-0 decision at Colorado.
Vancouver leads the season series, 1-0-1. Naslund had a pair of power-play tallies in the second period of a 3-2 win at General Motors Place on November 14.