(3) Los Angeles Kings (2-3) vs (2) San Jose Sharks (3-2)
Monday, April 28, 2014, 7:00 p.m. PT
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Referees: #28 Chris Lee, #38 Francois St. Laurent
Linesmen: #59 Steve Barton, #65 Piere Racciot
Prime Ticket, NBCSN, CBC, KEIB 1150 AM

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick
2013-14 Playoffs: 5 GP (5 GS) / 2-3 record / 3.99 GAA / .893 Sv% / 1 SHO
Career, Playoffs: 55 (55) / 31-24 / 2.19 / .925 / 8
Versus San Jose, Playoffs: 18 (18) / 8-10 / 2.71 / .920 / 4
2013-14 Playoffs, Home: 2 (2) / 1-1 / 3.36 / .911 / 0

San Jose Projected Starting Goaltender – Alex Stalock
2013-14 Playoffs: 2 GP (0 GS) / 0-0 record / 0.00 GAA / 1.000 Sv% / 0 SHO
Career, Playoffs: 2 (0) / 0-0 / 0.00 / 1.000 / 0
Versus Los Angeles, Playoffs: 2 (0) / 0-0 / 0.00 / 1.000 / 0
2013-14 Playoffs, Away: 1 (0) / 0-0 / 0.00 / 1.000 / 0

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2013-14 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Jeff Carter (2-3=5), Anze Kopitar (1-4=5)
Goals: Marian Gaborik (3-1=4)
Assists: Anze Kopitar (1-4=5), Drew Doughty (0-4=4)
Plus/Minus: Jake Muzin (+3; 2-1=3)
Penalty Minutes: Kyle Clifford (32; 0-0=0)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (26:48; 0-4=4)

2013-14 San Jose Leaders
Total Points: Patrick Marleau (3-4=7)
Goals: Patrick Marleau (3-4=7)
Assists: Patrick Marleau (3-4=7), Joe Pavelski (2-4=6), Dan Boyle (0-4=4)
Plus/Minus: Matt Nieto (+4; 2-3=5)
Penalty Minutes: Mike Brown (26; 1-1=2)
Time On Ice: Dan Boyle (22:20; 0-4=4)

Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – t-3 / 3.40; SJS – t-1 / 4.00
Goals Against/Game: LAK – t-15 / 4.00; SJS – t-13 / 3.40
Power Play: LAK – 6/ 23.5%; SJS – 8 / 18.2%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 9 / 81.8%; SJS – 11 / 76.5%
Shots/Game: LAK – 7 / 32.6; SJS – 2 / 36.8
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 15 / 36.8; SJS – 10 / 32.6
Faceoffs: LAK – 8 / 50.6%; SJS – 9 / 49.4%
Save Percentage: LAK – 14 / .890; SJS – 11 / .896

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Los Angeles Projected Lines

Marian Gaborik – Anze Kopitar – Dustin Brown
Tanner Pearson – Jeff Carter – Tyler Toffoli
Dwight King – Jarret Stoll – Justin Williams
Kyle Clifford – Mike Richards – Trevor Lewis

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

Jonathan Quick
Martin Jones

Level of confidence in projected lines: A-. All indications are that the Kings will roll with the same lineup used in Games 4 and 5, but this is the playoffs, and changes are always possible. Expect a full assortment of players to take the ice for warm-ups.

Notes and milestones: Los Angeles is 8-10 all-time against San Jose in the playoffs, a mark that includes a home record of 5-4. The Kings are 96-129 all-time in the playoffs and 55-52 at home. … Los Angeles is 13-7 all-time in Game 6s. … The Kings have won three of 10 series in which they trailed three games to two. … Los Angeles has held the lead for 132:58 of the series, San Jose has held the lead for 103:01 of the series, and the games have been tied for 70:21. … Home teams are 23-3-1 in the last 27 regular season and playoff games between the Kings and Sharks. In this series, San Jose is 2-1 at home and Los Angeles is 1-1 at home. … The teams have combined for 499 hits in the series. … Los Angeles is 4-13 (30.8%) on the power play over the last three games. … Jeff Carter has recorded points in nine straight playoff games (3-7=10). … Anze Kopitar has points in six straight playoff games (2-5=7) and eight straight games overall (5-5=10), dating back to the regular season. … Jonathan Quick has stopped 35 straight shots over the last 68:24 since Joe Pavelski scored a power play goal in Game 4. … Tyler Toffoli has recorded game-winning goals in back-to-back games to become the third Kings rookie in franchise history to record two game winning goals in one playoff year. Dwight King (2012) and Warren Rychel (1993) are the others.

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San Jose Projected Lines

Tomas Hertl – Joe Thornton – Brent Burns
Patrick Marleau – Logan Couture – Matt Nieto
James Sheppard – Joe Pavelski – Tommy Wingels
Raffi Torres – Andrew Desjardins – Mike Brown

Matt Irwin – Dan Boyle
Brad Stuart – Justin Braun
Scott Hannan – Jason Demers

Alex Stalock
Antti Niemi

Notes and milestones: The Kings and Sharks have combined for 7.4 goals per game, making it the highest scoring first round series. The next highest scoring series was Canadiens – Lightning, which averaged 6.5 goals per game. … San Jose is 7-2 all-time when leading a series three games to two, though they have a 5-14 all-time record in Game 6 of a playoff series. They have won three of the last four Game 6s, including last year’s 2-1 home win against the Kings on May 26. … The Sharks are tied with the Canadiens for the highest postseason goals per game average at 4.00. … 21-year-old forward Matt Nieto and 20-year-old forward Tomas Hertl have combined for nine points (4-5=9) and 22 shots this series. … San Jose clinched a playoff berth for the 10th consecutive season. It is the third longest cplayoff streak in professional sports, trailing the Detroit Red Wings (23 seasons) and San Antonio Spurs (17 seasons).

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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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