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Three Mouthketeers set for Stanley Cup playoffs

Vancouver will have a new second line today (5 p.m. on NBC Sports) when it attempts to stay alive in the Stanley Cup playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings. Alex Burrows (15), Ryan Kesler and Max Lapierre – dubbed by one pundit as the Three Mouthketeers because of their outspoken ways on the ice – want their actions to speak louder than words in Game 5 of the Western Conference quarterfinal series. The Canucks, down 3-1 in the best-of-7 series, face another must-win situation after beating the Kings 3-1 in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Vancouver is attempting to become the fourth team in Stanley Cup history – 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs, 1975 New York Islanders and 2010 Philadelphia Flyers – to rally from a 3-0 deficit. – Associated Press