Game 27 Preview: Calgary at Los Angeles - LA Kings Insider

Los Angeles Kings (16-6-4) vs Calgary Flames (8-13-4)
Saturday, November 30, 2013, 7:00 p.m. PT
STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
Referees: #29 Ian Walsh, #34 Brad Meier
Linesmen: #57 Jay Sharrers, #55 Shane Heyer
FOX Sports West, CBC, KTLK 1150 AM

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Ben Scrivens
2013-14 Season: 13 GP (10 GS) / 6-1-4 record / 1.48 GAA / .947 Sv% / 3 SHO
Career vs Calgary: First appearance
Last Game vs Calgary: First appearance
2013-14, Home: 3 (3) / 1-0-2 / 1.62 / .928 / 0

Calgary Projected Starting Goaltender – Karri Ramo
2013-14 Season: 9 GP (7 GS) / 2-4-1 record / 3.52 GAA / .884 Sv% / 0 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: 1 (1) / 1-0-0 / 2.01 / .931 / 0
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 10/21/13 / 60 MP / 27-29 shots / 3-2 W
2013-14, Away: 6 (5) / 1-3-1 / 3.68 / .886 / 0

2013-14 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Anze Kopitar (7-16=23)
Goals: Justin Williams (9-9=18)
Assists: Anze Kopitar (7-16=23)
Plus/Minus: Dustin Brown (+10; 4-5=9)
Penalty Minutes: Daniel Carcillo (53; 1-1=2)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (25:43; 5-8=13)

2013-14 Calgary Leaders
Total Points: Jiri Hudler (7-16=23)
Goals: Sean Monahan (9-6=15)*, Mike Cammalleri (9-4=13)
Assists: Jiri Hudler (7-16=23)
Plus/Minus: Lance Bouma (+3; 2-4=6)
Penalty Minutes: Shane O’Brien (36; 0-2=2)
Time On Ice: Dennis Wideman (26:14; 2-10=12)*, Kris Russell (23:30; 3-10=13)**
*inactive **amongst active players

Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – t-20 / 2.50; CGY – 15 / 2.64
Goals Against/Game: LAK – t-3 / 2.08; CGY – 30 / 3.64
Power Play: LAK – 19 / 17.5%; CGY – 24 / 15.2%
Penalty Kill: LAK – t-10 / 84.3%; CGY – 26 / 77.6%
Shots/Game: LAK – 8 / 31.6; CGY – t-24 / 28.0
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 5 / 26.6; CGY – t-18 / 30.3
Faceoffs: LAK – 2 / 54.9%; CGY – 4 / 53.1%
Save Percentage: LAK – t-6 / .922; CGY – 30 / .880

Noah Graham / National Hockey League

Los Angeles Projected Lineup:

Dustin Brown – Anze Kopitar – Justin Williams
Dwight King – Mike Richards – Jeff Carter
Daniel Carcillo – Jarret Stoll – Jordan Nolan
Kyle Clifford – Linden Vey – Tyler Toffoli

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

Ben Scrivens
Martin Jones

Level of confidence in projected lines: A. Colin Fraser, Tanner Pearson and Matt Frattin remained on the ice for extra work with Martin Jones and Gasper Kopitar. Gasper took the ice for a conditioning skate and is not Kings property. Trevor Lewis skated with a member of the coaching staff at the opposite end of the ice. There’s a good chance Fraser takes the warm-up, but expect the projected lineup above to dress tonight.

Notes and milestones: Los Angeles is 86-106-25 all-time against the Calgary franchise, which includes a home record of 54-44-10. The Kings have won four of the last five meetings since March 28,2010. After tonight, the teams will continue the season series with a trio of games at the Scotiabank Saddledome on February 27, March 10 and April 9. … Los Angeles has recorded points in 11 straight games, tying a franchise record (1973-74: 9-0-2; 2010-11: 8-0-3). Excluding shootout goals, the Kings have outscored their opponents 26-14 over that span. … Excluding shootout goals, Los Angeles has allowed two goals or less in 11 straight games. They have allowed 14 goals over the last 11 games. … The Kings have killed off 36 of the last 39 power plays dating back to November 7, and 29 of the last 31 power plays, dating back to November 14. … The Kings are 0-for-15 on the power play over the last four games. … Ben Scrivens has allowed nine goals in the last 465:52 (1.16 GAA), having stopped 215 of 224 shots (.969 Sv%) over that period. … Anze Kopitar’s next point will be the 500th of his career. His 499 points have come on 180 goals and 319 assists. … Justin Williams’ next goal will be the 200th of his career. … With 185 career goals, Dustin Brown is one goal behind Jim Fox for ninth place on the club’s all-time goal scoring list.

Calgary Projected Lineup

Mike Cammalleri – Matt Stajan – Lee Stempniak
Paul Byron – Joe Colborne – Jiri Hudler
Lance Bouma – Mikael Backlund – David Jones
Blair Jones – Max Reinhart – Brian McGrattan

Kris Russell – TJ Brodie
Chris Butler – Ladislav Smid
Derek Smith – Shane O’Brien

Karri Ramo
Reto Berra

Notes and milestones: Lines via Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun. … The Flames will be without D Mark Giordano (ankle), LW Curtis Glencross (knee), LW TJ Galiardi (back), C Sean Monahan (foot) and D Dennis Wideman (hand), per The Sun. … Karri Ramo appeared to suffer a freak injury during the Calgary’s morning skate, though he isn’t expected to miss tonight’s game. “He looks good — just took a puck on the leg,” Head Coach Bob Hartley told reporters. “It stung him for a while, but a little bag of ice did the trick. He’s good to go.” … The Kings will get their first look at Max Reinhart, son of longtime Atlanta and Calgary Flame and Vancouver Canuck Paul Reinhart, an All-Star in 1985 and 1989. Max, 21, has one goal and three points in 14 career games. … Calgary has won three of the last five games between the teams at STAPLES Center. … The Flames’ AHL affiliate, the Abbotsford Heat, lead the AHL’s Western Conference (17-6-0-1; 35 points), while the Kings’ AHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, lead the AHL’s Eastern Conference (14-3-1-3; 32 points). … Seven of Calgary’s eight wins came by virtue of one-goal margins. … The Flames are 4-1-0 when tied after two periods. … The Flames are 1-2-0 on the second night of back-to-back games. They lost 5-2 in Anaheim Friday afternoon.

Noah Graham / National Hockey League

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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.