November 21, 2013 4:30 pm

Game 23 Preview: New Jersey at Los Angeles

Los Angeles Kings (15-6-1) vs New Jersey Devils (8-8-5)
Thursday, November 21, 2013, 7:30 p.m. PT
STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
Referees: #19 Gord Dwyer, #40 Steve Kozari
Linesmen: #80 Thor Nelson, #73 Vaughan Rody
FOX Sports West, KTLK 1150 AM
Kings Weekly to follow tonight’s game

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Ben Scrivens
2013-14 Season: 9 GP (6 GS) / 5-1-1 record / 1.35 GAA / .949 Sv% / 3 SHO
Career vs New Jersey: 1 (1) / 1-0-0 / 0.00 / 1.00 / 1
Last Game vs New Jersey: 11/15/13 / 60 MP / 26-26 shots / 2-0 W
2013-14, Home: 1 (1) / 1-0-0 / 2.00 / .905 / 0

New Jersey Projected Starting Goaltender – Cory Schneider
2013-14 Season: 9 GP (9 GS) / 1-5-3 record / 1.98 GAA / .918 Sv% / 1 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: 3 (3) / 2-1-0 / 1.01 / .957 / 1
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 11/15/13 / 59 MP / 19-20 shots / 0-2 L
2013-14, Away: 6 (6) / 0-4-2 / 2.48 / .904 / 0
-Including playoffs, Schneider has started six games against Los Angeles, winning three. He has a 1.16 goals against average (362 MP / 7 GA) and a .959 save percentage (164 saves / 171 shots) versus the Kings.

2013-14 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Anze Kopitar (6-15=21)
Goals: Justin Williams (8-9=17)
Assists: Anze Kopitar (6-15=21)
Plus/Minus: Dustin Brown (+10; 4-4=8)
Penalty Minutes: Kyle Clifford (32; 1-0=1), Daniel Carcillo* (29; 1-1=2)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (25:34; 4-8=12)
*amongst active players

2013-14 New Jersey Leaders
Total Points: Jaromir Jagr (8-9=17)
Goals: Jaromir Jagr (8-9=17)
Assists: Jaromir Jagr (8-9=17), Marek Zidlicky (3-9=12)
Plus/Minus: Jaromir Jagr (+10; 8-9=17)
Penalty Minutes: Marek Zidlicky (22; 3-9=12)
Time On Ice: Andy Greene (25:03; 2-5=7)

Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – t-15 / 2.68; NJD – 25 / 2.19
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 4 / 2.14; NJD – t-8 / 2.29
Power Play: LAK – 9 / 20.7%; NJD – t-20 / 18.1%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 14 / 82.6%; NJD – 7 / 84.9%
Shots/Game: LAK – 6 / 32.0; NJD –29 / 25.5
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 5 / 25.6; NJD – 2 / 24.8
Faceoffs: LAK – 1 / 55.8%; NJD – t-28 / 45.1%
Save Percentage: LAK – 8 / .917; NJD – t-20 / .908

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Los Angeles Projected Lines

Dustin Brown – Anze Kopitar – Justin Williams
Dwight King – Mike Richards – Tyler Toffoli
Daniel Carcillo – Jarret Stoll – Matt Frattin
Tanner Pearson – Linden Vey – Trevor Lewis

Jake Muzzin – Drew Doughty
Robyn Regehr – Slava Voynov
Willie Mitchell – Alec Martinez

Ben Scrivens
Martin Jones

Level of confidence in projected lines: A. After today’s morning skate, Darryl Sutter confirmed that he’d use the same lineup as Tuesday.

Notes and milestones: Los Angeles is 52-29-13 all-time against the New Jersey franchise, including a record of 30-10-6 at home. The Kings are 4-1-1 in their last six regular season meetings with New Jersey, dating back to February 7, 2009. After tonight, these teams will not meet until the 2014-15 season. … Los Angeles’ 15-6-1 (31 points) record after 22 games is tied for the second-best record in club history. The 1990-91 and 2005-06 Kings were 16-5-1 (33 points) after 22 games. … The Kings have won four straight games and have captures 13 of a possible 14 points over their last seven games. … Excluding the shootout goal conceded in Buffalo, Los Angeles has allowed seven goals over the last seven games. … The Kings are 27-7-2 in the last 36 regular season and playoff games Alec Martinez has played. … With 185 career goals, Dustin Brown is one goal behind Jim Fox for ninth place on the club’s all-time goal scoring list. … Justin Williams has recorded 199 points as a King (74-125=199) … In his last four starts, Ben Scrivens is 4-0-0 with a 1.00 GAA, .963 Sv% and two shutouts. … Anze Kopitar has 10 points (5-5=10) in the last nine games and 16 points (6-10=16) in the last 14 games. … Mike Richards has 10 points (3-7=10) in the last nine games and 13 points (5-8=13) in the last 13 games. … Tyler Toffoli has eight points (4-4=8) and three game-winning goals in the last eight games. … Justin Williams has six points (3-3=6) in the last six games and 15 points (6-9=15) in the last 14 games. … Slava Voynov has six points (1-5=6) in the last six games.

Dave Sandford / National Hockey League

New Jersey Projected Lineup

Dainius Zubrus – Travis Zajac – Jaromir Jagr
Patrik Elias – Adam Henrique – Michael Ryder
Mattias Tedenby – Andrei Loktionov – Steve Bernier
Ryan Carter – Stephen Gionta – Cam Janssen

Andy Greene – Marek Zidlicky
Eric Gelinas – Adam Larsson
Peter Harrold – Mark Fayne

Cory Schneider
Martin Brodeur

Notes and milestones: Lines via Curtis Zupke of NHL.com. … With no points over his last 10 games, LW Damien Brunner is expected to be a healthy scratch tonight. … The Devils have points in six of their last seven games, going 5-1-1 over that span. … New Jersey has lost eight consecutive shootouts, dating back to March 15 at Philadelphia. The current streak is one loss shy of the NHL record. They have been denied on 20 consecutive shootout attempts, which ties an NHL record set by Tampa Bay in 2009. … The Devils are playing in their sixth of 22 back-to-back sets. They are 1-1-3 in the second game of back-to-back sets this year. … With 689 career goals, Jaromir Jagr trails Mario Lemieux by one goal for ninth place in NHL history. His 1705 points (689-1016=1705) trail Lemieux by 18 points for seventh place on the league’s all-time scoring list. Jagr is the NHL’s all-time leader with 17 career overtime goals.

Andy Marlin / National Hockey League

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