Scouting the Flames - LA Kings Insider

Beware the wounded, angry team… The Calgary Flames sit in 10th place in the Western Conference and are coming off a frustrating overtime loss to Anaheim last night. Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff was pulled after he allowed three goals in the first six minutes, and then the Flames rallied from a 3-0 deficit, took a 4-3 lead then lost on Corey Perry’s overtime goal. Kiprusoff is scheduled to get the start tonight. The Flames also did some line-combination shifting during last night’s game, so it will be interesting to see how they come out tonight. Here’s the latest on the Flames, courtesy of the Calgary Herald and Calgary Sun, followed by the expected lineups for the Flames and the Kings and the full roster of the Flames…

Sutter likes Glencross at centre…for now (Calgary Herald)

Flames downed in Anaheim (Calgary Sun)


Alex Tanguay-Olli Jokinen-Jarome Iginla
Tom Kostopoulos-Curtis Glencross-Rene Bourque
Niklas Hagman-Matt Stajan-Ales Kotalik
Lance Bouma-Mikael Backlund-Tim Jackman

Robyn Regehr-Jay Bouwmeester
Mark Giordano-Cory Sarich
Steve Staios-Anton Babchuk

Miikka Kiprusoff






3 — Brett Carson — D
4 — Jay Bouwmeester — D
5 — Mark Giordano — D
6 — Cory Sarich — D
10 — Niklas Hagman — LW
11 — Mikael Backlund — C
12 — Jarome Iginla — RW
13 — Olli Jokinen — C
15 — Tim Jackman — RW
16 — Tom Kostopoulos — RW
17 — Rene Bourque — LW
18 — Matt Stajan — C
19 — Freddy Modin — LW
20 — Curtis Glencross — LW
26 — Ales Kotalik — RW
27 — Steve Staios — D
28 — Robyn Regehr — D
29 — Brendan Mikkelson — D
33 — Anton Babchuk — D
40 — Alex Tanguay — LW
57 — Lance Bouma — C

34 — Miikka Kiprusoff — G
35 — Henrik Karlsson — G

Injured-reserve list:
7 — Adam Pardy — D
8 — Brendan Morrison — C
22 — Daymond Langkow — C
25 — David Moss — RW
41 — Raitis Ivanans — LW

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Jake Muzzin

#6 | 6′ 3″ | 216 lb | Age: 27

Born: Feb 21, 1989
Birthplace: Woodstock, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left


Muzzin was drafted in 2007 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, before signing to the Kings in 2010. He has since become the first Woodstock, Ontario professional athlete to win a major sports trophy.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.