Game 36 Preview: Los Angeles at Phoenix - LA Kings Insider

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick
Season: 27 GP (26 GS) / 12-10-3 / 2.52 GAA / .895 / 1 SHO
Career vs Phoenix: 25 (25) / 12-10-3 / 2.54 / .908 / 4
Last Game vs Phoenix: 3/18/13 / 60 MP / 27-27 shots / 4-0 W
2012-13, Away: 15 (15) / 5-6-2 / 3.09 / .887 / 0

Phoenix Projected Starting Goaltender – Jason LaBarbera
Season: 12 (7) / 2-5-2 / 2.64 / .918 / 0
Career vs Los Angeles: 5 (4) / 1-3-0 / 3.47 / .880 / 0
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 3/18/13 / 12 MP / 7-7 shots / 0-4 (ND)
2012-13, Home: 6 (2) / 1-3-0 / 2.37 / .924 / 0

Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Anze Kopitar (10-22=32)
Goals: Jeff Carter (20-4=24)
Assists: Anze Kopitar (10-22=32)
Plus/Minus: Justin Williams (+15; 7-17=24)
Penalty Minutes: Keaton Ellerby (50*; 0-3=3)
*36 of Ellerby’s penalty minutes came as a member of the Florida Panthers.

Phoenix Leaders
Total Points: Shane Doan (11-10=21)
Goals: Shane Doan (11-10=21)
Assists: Oliver Ekman-Larsson (3-16=19)
Plus/Minus: Zbynek Michalek (+6; 0-2=2)
Penalty Minutes: Kyle Chipchura (48; 4-6=10)

Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – 7 / 2.91; PHX – 17 / 2.60
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 10 / 2.46; PHX – 19 / 2.77
Power Play: LAK – 11 / 19.5%; PHX – 22 / 15.7%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 14 / 81.2%; PHX – 11 / 82.7%
Shots/Game: LAK – 12 / 29.8; PHX – 8 / 30.5
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 2 / 24.3; PHX – 19 / 29.5
Faceoffs: LAK – 6 / 51.5%; PHX – 3 / 52.6%
Save Percentage: LAK – 23 / .899; PHX – 18 / .906

Projected Lines – Los Angeles

Dustin Brown – Anze Kopitar – Justin Williams
Tyler Toffoli – Mike Richards – Jeff Carter
Dwight King – Jarret Stoll – Trevor Lewis
Kyle Clifford – Brad Richardson – Jordan Nolan

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

Jonathan Quick
Jonathan Bernier

Notes: Robyn Regehr is not with the team; should he pass his physical, the earliest he would be available is Thursday’s game against Minnesota. Anze Kopitar leads all skaters with six points (3-3=6) in the season series with Phoenix. Rob Scuderi leads all NHL defensemen in shorthanded time on ice per game with 3:38. Jeff Carter has 16 goals in his last 23 games. Jake Muzzin is a plus-10 since March 2. As always, line projections are educated assessments and not definite alignments.

Projected Lines – Phoenix

Shane Doan – Martin Hanzal – Radim Vrbata
Steve Sullivan – Matthew Lombardi – Mikkel Boedker
Rob Klinkhammer – Boyd Gordon – David Moss
Kyle Chipchura – Antoine Vermette – Raffi Torres

Oliver Ekman-Larsson – Michael Stone
Keith Yandle – David Schlemko
Rostislav Klesla – Derek Morris

Jason LaBarbera
Chad Johnson

Notes: Phoenix lines via NHL’s At the Rink blog. Jason LaBarbera will make his fifth straight start since Mike Smith sustained an upper-body injury when he was bowled over behind the Phoenix net on March 21. Zbynek Michalek (lower-body) and Lauri Korpikoski (upper-body) are out for the Coyotes. Shane Doan has a three-game point streak (0-3=3). Radim Vrbata has six points (3-3=6) in five games since rejoining the Phoenix lineup on March 19. Antoine Vermette ranks fourth in the NHL with a 59.4 faceoff percentage. As always, line projections are educated assessments and not definite alignments.