Game 50 Preview: Providence at Manchester - LA Kings Insider

Manchester Monarchs (30-13-2-5) vs Providence Bruins (24-18-1-6)
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 7:00 p.m. ET
Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH
Referee: #48 Graham Skilliter
Linesmen: #78 Jeremy Lovett, #92 Joe Ross
WGIR AM 610, AHL Live

Manchester Projected Starting Goaltender – Martin Jones
2013-14 Season: 15 GP / 11-2-0-2 record / 2.22 GAA / .909 Sv% / 3 SHO
2013-14 vs Providence: 5 / 5-0-0 / 1.94 / .938 / 1
Last Game vs Providence: 1/12/14 / 60 MP / 32-33 shots / 2-1 W

Providence Projected Starting Goaltender – Niklas Svedberg*
2013-14 Season: 31 GP / 16-11-3-2 record / 2.81 GAA / .908 Sv% / 2 SHO
2013-14 vs Manchester: 6 / 2-2-2 / 2.68 / .915 / 0
Last Game vs Manchester: 1/12/14 / 59 MP / 19-21 shots / 1-2 L
*Providence has not named a starting goaltender. Malcolm Subban (19-8-6-3 / 2.31 / .921) is also a candidate to start.

Blake Gumprecht

Manchester Projected Lines
Tanner Pearson – Linden Vey – Tyler Toffoli
Brian O’Neill – Jordan Weal – Sean Backman
Nic Deslauriers – Nick Shore – Zach O’Brien
Hunter Bishop – Andy Andreoff – Scott Sabourin

Derek Forbort – Andrew Campbell
Nick Schultz – Colin Miller
Andrew Bodnarchuk – Vincent LoVerde

Martin Jones
Mathias Niederberger

Level of confidence in projected lines: B+. With the arrival of Tyler Toffoli, Tanner Pearson will slot back to the left side as Nic Deslauriers will be bumped to Nick Shore’s line. Martin Jones left the ice first at the morning skate, so he’s tonight’s projected starter. Steve Quailer, acquired Thursday in the trade that sent Robert Czarnik to Montreal, is a candidate to play in the left wing spot where Hunter Bishop is slotted.

Providence Projected Lines

Matt Fraser – Ryan Spooner – Craig Cunningham
Justin Florek – Matt Lindblad – Nick Johnson
Anthony Camara – Alexander Khoklachev – Bobby Robins
Rob Flick – Seth Griffith – Tyler Randell

Ben Youds – Zach Trotman
Tommy Cross – Blake Parlett
Mike Moore – Chris Casto

Niklas Svedberg
Malcolm Subban

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-photos courtesy Blake Gumprecht

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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.