Projected Starting Goaltender, Los Angeles – Jonathan Quick
Season: 18 GP (17 GS) / 8-7-2 record / 2.55 GAA / .895 Sv% / 0 SHO
Career vs Calgary: 12 (12) / 7-4-1 / 1.56 / .937 / 1
Last Game vs Calgary: 3/9/13 / 60 MP / 17/19 shots / 6-2 W
2012-13, Home: 8 (7) / 5-2-1 / 2.31 / .884 / 0

Projected Starting Goaltender, Calgary – Joey MacDonald
Season: 8 (6) / 3-3-1 / 2.96 / .900 / 0
Career vs Los Angeles: 3 (2) / 1-1-0 / 2.76 / .898 / 0
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 3/9/12 / 12 MP / 2/2 shots / 2-6 L (ND)
2012-13, Away: 4 (3) / 1-1-1 / 3.15 / .898 / 0

Leading Scorers, Los Angeles
Total Points: Anze Kopitar (8-14=22)
Goals: Jeff Carter (17-2=19)
Assists: Anze Kopitar (8-14=22)
Plus/Minus: Justin Williams (+12; 3-12=15)
Penalty Minutes: Jordan Nolan (33; 2-3=5)

Leading Scorers, Calgary
Total Points: Jarome Iginla (7-12=19)
Goals: Mike Cammalleri (9-8=17)
Assists: Jarome Iginla (7-12=19), Jiri Hudler (4-12=16)
Plus/Minus: Matt Stajan (+6; 3-9=12)
Penalty Minutes: Brian McGrattan (25; 0-0=0)

A stick tap goes to: Brian McGrattan. I was expecting to put the Flames enforcer in the “fist shake” category – he leads Calgary in penalty minutes despite appearing in only four games – and then I read this article. “It’s…quite a juxtaposition to have a guy who makes a living beating people up reaching out to give people a hand up when off the ice,” Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun wrote of McGrattan, who speaks with players on substance abuse issues and is working towards a degree in addiction counseling.

A fist shake goes to: Calgary’s save percentage. After allowing six goals on 24 shots Saturday night, the Flames have fallen to 28th in the league in the defensive statistic that goes beyond a numerical account of goaltending.

Why the Kings need to win this game: L.A. beat the same team 6-2 on Saturday night and needs to take advantage of its games in hand. Monday opens a three-games-in-four-nights stretch, and it would behoove the Kings to win the home game of the three against the team alone in the conference cellar. Nashville, the 11th-place team, is two points behind L.A.

Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – 10 / 2.91; CGY – 16 / 2.74
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 11 / 2.52; CGY – 28 / 3.30
Power Play: LAK – 15 / 17.2%; CGY – 9 / 20.2%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 15 / 81.3%; CGY – t-23 / 78.7%
Shots/Game: LAK – 16 / 28.8; CGY – t-18 / 28.4
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 2 / 24.2; CGY – 15 / 28.5
Faceoffs: LAK – 5 / 52.4%; CGY – 27 / 46.8%
Save Percentage: LAK – 24 / .896; CGY – 28 / .884

Projected Lines – Los Angeles

Dustin Brown – Anze Kopitar – Justin Williams
Dustin Penner – Mike Richards – Jeff Carter
Dwight King – Jarret Stoll – Trevor Lewis
Kyle Clifford – Colin Fraser – Jordan Nolan

Jake Muzzin – Drew Doughty
Rob Scuderi – Slava Voynov
Keaton Ellerby – Alec Martinez

Jonathan Quick
Jonathan Bernier

Notes: The Kings aren’t expected to make any lineup changes despite calling Tyler Toffoli up from AHL-Manchester yesterday. Los Angeles is vying for its first season series sweep of Calgary since 1999-00. Following tonight, the Kings have only two scheduled games remaining against Canadian teams, and both are at home: Vancouver on Saturday, March 23, and Edmonton on Saturday, April 6. As always, line projections are educated assessments and not definite alignments.

Projected Lines – Calgary

Alex Tanguay – Matt Stajan – Lee Stempniak
Jiri Hudler – Michael Cammalleri – Jarome Iginla
Blake Comeau – Mikael Backlund – Roman Cervenka
Brian McGrattan – Steve Begin – Tim Jackman

Mark Giordano – Dennis Wideman
Chris Butler – Cody Sarich
T.J. Brodie – Jay Bouwmeester

Joey MacDonald
Miikka Kiprusoff

Notes: Line estimations per Roger Millions of Rogers Sportsnet. Curtis Glencross was a surprise scratch from Saturday’s game and has returned to Calgary to address an upper-body injury; per Vicki Hall of the Calgary Herald, CBC footage caught Glencross “gingerly taping his right wrist”. Joey MacDonald started opposite Jonathan Bernier in Los Angeles’ 3-1 win at Calgary on February 20. As always, line projections are educated assessments and not definite alignments.

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Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

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

Bio

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.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

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

Bio

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.

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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

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

Bio

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.
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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

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

Bio

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.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

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

Bio

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.

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