March 31, 2013 12:22 pm

Game 35 Preview: Los Angeles at Dallas

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Bernier
Season: 10 GP (8 GS) / 7-2-0 record / 1.94 GAA / .923 Sv% / 0 SHO
Career vs Dallas: 4 (4) / 1-2-1 / 2.22 / .916 / 0
Last Game vs Dallas: 12/10/11 / 59 MP / 26-28 shots / 1-2 L
2012-13, Away: 4 (2) / 2-2-0 / 2.06 / .917 / 0
-This is a projection; Los Angeles did not hold a morning skate and has not named a starting goaltender.

Dallas Projected Starting Goaltender – Kari Lehtonen
Season: 25 (24) / 12-8-2 / 2.58 / .918 / 1
Career vs Los Angeles: 14 (14) / 8-6-0 / 2.47/.913/1
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 3/21/13 / 60 MP / 40-40 shots / 2-0 W
2012-13, Home: 14 (13) / 6-4-2 / 3.07 / .902 / 0

Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Anze Kopitar (10-22=32)
Goals: Jeff Carter (19-4=23)
Assists: Anze Kopitar (10-22=32)
Plus/Minus: Justin Williams (+14; 6-17=23)
Penalty Minutes: Keaton Ellerby (50*; 0-3=3)
*36 of Ellerby’s penalty minutes came as a member of the Florida Panthers.

Dallas Leaders
Total Points: Jaromir Jagr (14-12=26)
Goals: Jaromir Jagr (14-12=26)
Assists: Jamie Benn (7-17=24); Derek Roy (4-17=21)
Plus/Minus: Derek Roy (+6; 4-17=21)
Penalty Minutes: Antoine Roussel (73; 5-5=10)

Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – 7 / 2.91; DAL – 14 / 2.76
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 10 / 2.47; DAL – 25 / 3.00
Power Play: LAK – 11 / 19.7%; DAL – 13 / 18.8%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 14 / 81.8%; DAL – 13 / 82.0%
Shots/Game: LAK – 13 / 29.5; DAL – 25 / 27.2
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 3 / 24.6; DAL – 22 / 30.7
Faceoffs: LAK – 12 / 51.2%; DAL – 23 / 48.0%
Save Percentage: LAK – 23 / .899; DAL – 20 / .902

Projected Lines – Los Angeles

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

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

Jonathan Bernier
Jonathan Quick

Notes: There was no morning skate today, so Jonathan Bernier as a projected starting goalie and Dustin Penner in for Jordan Nolan are simply projections. Dustin Brown (3-1=4) has goals in three straight games. Anze Kopitar (1-3=4) and Tyler Toffoli (1-2=3) have points in three straight games in addition to Brown. As always, line projections are educated assessments and not definite alignments.

Projected Lines – Dallas

Eric Nystrom – Jamie Benn – Jaromir Jagr
Ray Whitney – Derek Roy – Loui Eriksson
Reilly Smith – Cody Eakin – Erik Cole
Toby Petersen – Antoine Roussel – Tomas Vincour

Brenden Dillon – Stephane Robidas
Alex Goligoski – Trevor Daley
Aaron Rome – Philip Larsen

Kari Lehtonen
Richard Bachman

Notes: Dallas lines via NHL’s At the Rink blog. Kari Lehtonen is slated to make his 14th straight start in goal. He has won four of his last five games against the Kings. Toby Petersen was recalled from AHL-Texas due to an injury to Vern Fiddler. The 34-year-old Petersen, a veteran of 397 career NHL games, appeared in 65 games and recorded 23 points (7-16=23) with Texas. Dallas is 5-for-13 on the power play in the last three games. Jaromir Jagr has points in five straight games. As always, line projections are educated assessments and not definite alignments.

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