Los Angeles Kings (4-3-0) at Nashville Predators (3-3-0)
Thursday, October 17, 2013, 7:00 p.m. CT
Bridgestone Arena
Referees: #27 Eric Furlatt, #18 Greg Kimmerly
Linesmen: #78 Brian Mach, #95 Jonny Murray
FOX Sports West, KTLK 1150 AM

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick
2013-14 Season: 6 GP (6 GS) / 3-3-0 record / 2.90 GAA / .896 Sv% / 0 SHO
Career vs Nashville: 8 (8) / 1-5-2 / 2.85 / .883 / 0
Last Game vs Nashville: 7/7/12 / 60 MP / 11-14 shots / 0-3 L
2013-14, Away: 4 (4) / 2-2-0 / 2.83 / .901 / 0

Nashville Projected Starting Goaltender – Pekka Rinne
2013-14 Season: 6 GP (6 GS) / 3-3-0 record / 3.11 GAA / .887 Sv% / 0 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: 13 (13) / 7-6-0 / 2.88 / .890 / 1
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 3/4/12 / 51 MP / 8-13 shots / 1-5 L
2013-14, Home: 4 (4) / 3-1-0 / 2.75 / .891 / 0

2013-14 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Jeff Carter (4-1=5), Anze Kopitar (0-5=5)
Goals: Jeff Carter (4-1=5)
Assists: Anze Kopitar (0-5=5)
Plus/Minus: Alec Martinez (+2; 0-0=0)
Penalty Minutes: Kyle Clifford (14; 0-0=0)

2013-14 Nashville Leaders
Total Points: Mike Fisher (2-3=5)
Goals: Mike Fisher (2-3=5), Patric Hornqvist (2-2=4)
Assists: Mike Fisher (2-3=5), Craig Smith (1-3=4)
Plus/Minus: Craig Smith (+3; 1-3=4)
Penalty Minutes: Mike Fisher (21; 2-3=5)

Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – 25 / 2.14; NAS – 24 / 2.17
Goals Against/Game: LAK – t-16 / 2.71; NAS – 21 / 3.00
Power Play: LAK – t-15 / 20.0%; NAS – t-11 / 22.2%
Penalty Kill: LAK – t-5 / 85.7%; NAS – t-27 / 71.4%
Shots/Game: LAK – t-16 / 30.3; NAS – 19 / 29.8
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 4 / 26.9; NAS – t-6 / 27.5
Faceoffs: LAK – 4 / 55.8%; NAS – 3 / 56.2%
Save Percentage: LAK – 21 / .899; NAS – 25 / .891

Los Angeles Projected Lines

Dustin Brown – Anze Kopitar – Justin Williams
Daniel Carcillo – Mike Richards – Jeff Carter
Dwight King – Jarret Stoll – Matt Frattin
Kyle Clifford – Trevor Lewis – Jordan Nolan

Robyn Regehr – Drew Doughty
Willie Mitchell – Slava Voynov
Alec Martinez – Matt Greene

Jonathan Quick
Ben Scrivens

Level of Confidence in Projected Lines: B. During line rushes at this morning’s skate, Jarret Stoll swapped spots with Trevor Lewis, Daniel Carcillo jumped up to the Mike Richards line and dropped the other left wings down a line. As always, here’s your reminder that the lines constantly change through the game due to performance and special teams time.

Notes and milestones: The Kings are 28-21-6 all-time against the Predators, which includes a record of 14-9-4 in Nashville. Los Angeles is 6-3-1 in the last 10 meetings and 3-1-1 in the last five meetings. … After playing tonight, the teams will meet on November 2 at Staples Center before concluding their season series on December 28 at Bridgestone Arena. … Nashville is the only Western Conference team other than Winnipeg that Jonathan Quick has recorded fewer than five wins against. He is 1-5-2 all-time against the Predators. … Jeff Carter has 10 goals and 17 points in 14 career games against Nashville. … Amongst players with a minimum of 11 faceoffs taken, Carter ranks second in the league with a 70.4% success rate (38-of-54). Zenon Konopka of Minnesota leads all qualifying faceoff performers with a 71.4% success rate. … The Kings have recorded at least 30 shots on goal in five of seven games this season and have not been out-shot by an opponent since the season opener against Minnesota. … Drew Doughty is two goals behind Larry Murphy for sixth place amongst defensemen in Kings history. He is one game-winning goal behind Steve Duchesne for second place amongst defensemen in Kings history. … Dustin Brown is four goals behind Jim Fox for ninth place in team history. … Anze Kopitar is one shorthanded goal behind Ziggy Palffy for fifth place in Kings history.

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Nashville Projected Lines

Colin Wilson – Mike Fisher – Patric Hornqvist
Gabriel Bourque – Matt Cullen – Craig Smith
Eric Nystrom – David Legwand – Filip Forsberg
Viktor Stalberg – Paul Gaustad – Matt Hendricks

Seth Jones – Shea Weber
Mattias Ekholm – Kevin Klein
Victor Bartley – Ryan Ellis

Pekka Rinne
Carter Hutton

Notes and milestones: Lines via Ryan Porth of Smashville 24/7. … Former King Rich Clune is in Ontario to attend his grandfather’s funeral and will not play tonight. … Since the beginning of the 2005-06 season, Nashville has compiled 195 home victories, which ranks fourth in the NHL over that span. The Predators are the only NHL team to post at least 23 home victories in each of the last seven full seasons. … After averaging a league-low 25.9 shots per game last year, Nashville has averaged 29.8 shots through their first six games in 2013-14. … Patric Hornqvist has 10 points (7-3=10) in 15 career games against the Kings. … Paul Gaustad has won 66.9% of his faceoffs (81-of-121) this season.

John Russell / National Hockey League

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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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