Game 10 Preview: Calgary at Los Angeles - LA Kings Insider

Los Angeles Kings (6-3-0) vs Calgary Flames (3-2-2)
Monday, October 21, 2013, 7:30 p.m. PT
Referees: #14 Dennis LaRue, #11 Kelly Sutherland
Linesmen: #86 Brad Lazarowich, #94 Bryan Pancich
FOX Sports West, KTLK 1150 AM

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick
2013-14 Season: 8 GP (8 GS) / 5-3-0 record / 2.50 GAA / .913 Sv% / 0 SHO
Career vs Calgary: 13 (13) / 8-4-1 / 1.52 / .939 / 1
Last Game vs Calgary: 3/11/13 / 60 MP / 23-24 shots / 3-1 W
2013-14, Home: 3 (3) / 2-1-0 / 2.67 / .902 / 0

Calgary Projected Starting Goaltender – Karri Ramo
2013-14 Season: 2 GP (2 GS) / 0-1-1 record / 4.37 GAA / .878 Sv% / 0 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: First appearance
Last Game vs Los Angeles: First appearance
2013-14, Away: 2 (2) / 0-1-1 / 4.37 / .878 / 0

2013-14 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Anze Kopitar (0-8=8)
Goals: Jeff Carter (4-2=6), Justin Williams (4-1=5)
Assists: Anze Kopitar (0-8=8)
Plus/Minus: Matt Greene (+3; 2-1=3)
Penalty Minutes: Kyle Clifford (16; 1-0=1)

2013-14 Calgary Leaders
Total Points: Jiri Hudler (4-5=9)
Goals: Sean Monahan (5-3=8)
Assists: Jiri Hudler (4-5=9), Mark Giordano (2-5=7)
Plus/Minus: Jiri Hudler (+4; 4-5=9)
Penalty Minutes: Tim Jackman (17; 0-0=0)

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Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – t-21 / 2.33; CGY – 6 / 3.29
Goals Against/Game: LAK – t-10 / 2.44; CGY – 28 / 3.57
Power Play: LAK – 14 / 18.8%; CGY – 16 / 17.9%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 3 / 89.2%; CGY – 30 / 69.6%
Shots/Game: LAK – t-17 / 30.7; CGY – 20 / 30.4
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 8 / 28.0; CGY – t-13 / 30.4
Faceoffs: LAK – 6 / 53.9%; CGY – 30 / 43.3%
Save Percentage: LAK – 15 / .913; CGY – 28 / .883

Los Angeles Projected Lines

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

Robyn Regehr – Drew Doughty
Willie Mitchell – Slava Voynov
Jake Muzzin – Matt Greene

Jonathan Quick
Ben Scrivens

Level of confidence in projected lines: B+. No changes are expected following Saturday’s 5-2 win over Dallas. Matt Frattin took shifts on Colin Fraser’s line during the morning skate but is not expected to return to the lineup. No players remained on the ice for extra work following the morning skate, so it wasn’t possible to get a firm confirmation of tonight’s alignments.

Notes and milestones: Los Angeles is 86-105-25 all-time against the Calgary franchise, including a record of 54-43-10 at home. The Kings have won four straight games against the Flames and are 8-1-1 in the last 10. … After tonight, the teams will meet again on November 30 in Los Angeles before facing off three times in Calgary during the second half of the season: February 27, March 10 and April 9. … Kings goaltenders have stopped 128-of-137 shots (.934 Sv%) over the last five games. … The Kings have killed 14 consecutive power plays and rank third in the league with an 89.2% success rate on the penalty kill. … Drew Doughty is one goal behind Larry Murphy for the sixth most goals scored amongst defensemen in club history. … Dustin Brown is three goals behind Jim Fox for the ninth most goals in club history.

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Calgary Projected Lines

Curtis Glencross – Mikael Backlund – Lee Stempniak
Sven Baertschi – Sean Monahan – Jiri Hudler
Lance Bouma – Joe Colborne – TJ Galiardi
Tim Jackman – Ben Street – Brian McGrattan

Mark Giordano – T.J. Brodie
Kris Russell – Dennis Wideman
Chris Butler – Shane O’Brien

Karri Ramo
Joey MacDonald

Notes and milestones: Lines via Scott Cruickshank of the Calgary Herald. … Former King Mike Cammalleri is a “game time decision,” as stated by Flames coach Bob Hartley and reported by Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun. Cammalleri has missed the first seven regular season games due to a hand injury. … Calgary recalled forward Roman Horak and defenseman Chris Breen from AHL-Abbotsford and reassigned forward Blair Jones and defenseman Derek Smith. There is a chance Horak and Breen could play tonight. … The Flames have lost 23 man-games to injury thus far. Mike Cammalleri (hand) has missed seven games, Chris Breen (shoulder) has missed seven games, Matt Stajan (lower body) has missed six games and David Jones (upper body) has missed six games. … Calgary lost all three games to Los Angeles in regulation last season and was outscored 12-4. … The Flames are 2-6-2 in their last 10 visits to STAPLES Center. Their last win over the Kings was a 1-0 win in Los Angeles on February 18, 2012. … Rookie Sean Monahan, who turned 19 on October 12, opened his NHL career with a five-game scoring streak. The sixth overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft also posted goals in four straight games from October 4-11. Monahan is tied for second place in NHL rookie scoring with Mark Arcobello of Edmonton. San Jose forward Tomas Hertl leads all rookies with 10 points. … Defenseman Dennis Wideman ranks second in the NHL in average time on ice with 28:07 per game. … Only five members of Calgary’s active roster were acquired via the draft: Mikael Backlund (1st / 2007), Sven Baertschi (1st / 2011), TJ Brodie (4th / 2008), Lance Bouma (3rd / 2008) and Sean Monahan (1st / 2013).

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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.