May 10, 2014 3:34 pm

Game 4 Preview: Anaheim at Los Angeles

(3) Los Angeles Kings (6-4) vs (1) Anaheim Ducks (5-4)
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 6:30 p.m. PT
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Referees: #13 Dan O’Halloran, #11 Kelly Sutherland
Linesmen: #59 Steve Barton, #65 Pierre Racicot
NBCSN, TSN, KEIB 1150 AM

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick
2013-14 Playoffs: 10 GP (10 GS) / 6-4 record / 2.72 GAA / .920 Sv% / 1 SHO
Career, Playoffs: 60 (60) / 35-25 / 2.14 / .927 / 8
2013-14 Playoffs, Home: 4 (4) / 2-2 / 2.71 / .913 / 0

Anaheim Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonas Hiller*
2013-14 Playoffs: 5 GP (2 GS) / 2-2 record / 1.99 GAA / .918 Sv% / 0 SHO
Career, Playoffs: 25 (22) / 12-12 / 2.27 / .934 / 3
2013-14 Playoffs, Away: 3 (0) / 2-0 / 1.16 / .952 / 0
*No clear indication was given on Anaheim’s starter. John Gibson is a possibility.

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2013-14 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Anze Kopitar (4-11=15)
Goals: Marian Gaborik (6-4=10)
Assists: Anze Kopitar (4-11=15)
Plus/Minus: Anze Kopitar (+6; 4-11=15), Tanner Pearson (+6; 1-4=5)
Penalty Minutes: Kyle Clifford (37; 0-1=1)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (27:04; 1-7=8)

2013-14 Anaheim Leaders
Total Points: Ryan Getzlaf (3-8=11)
Goals: Ryan Getzlaf (3-8=11), Corey Perry (3-5=8), Nick Bonino (3-1=4)
Assists: Ryan Getzlaf (3-8=11)
Plus/Minus: Cam Fowler (+3; 0-4=4)
Penalty Minutes: Patrick Maroon (38; 2-5=7)
Time On Ice: Francois Beauchemin (24:54; 0-4=4)

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Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – 1 / 3.40; ANA – 9 / 2.89
Goals Against/Game: LAK – t-7 / 2.80; ANA – 10 / 2.89
Power Play: LAK – t-5 / 25.0%; ANA – 3 / 27.8%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 9 / 83.3%; ANA – 4 / 86.5%
Shots/Game: LAK – 7 / 30.7; ANA – 12 / 29.0
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 14 / 34.2; ANA – 4 / 29.2
Faceoffs: LAK – 9 / 51.2%; ANA – 11 / 47.9%
Save Percentage: LAK – 3 / .918; ANA – 11 / .901

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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
Jeff Schultz – Slava Voynov
Alec Martinez – Matt Greene

Jonathan Quick
Martin Jones

Level of confidence in projected lines: A-. The Kings are expected to ice the same lineup as they did in Games 2 and 3. Because this is the playoffs, unexpected changes are always possible.

Notes and milestones: Los Angeles is 100-130 all-time in the playoffs, a record that includes a home mark of 56-53. … The Kings are 11-27 all-time in Game 4s. When winning Game 4, they have won eight of 11 series. When losing Game 4, they have won eight of 27 series. … Los Angeles is 4-3 all-time in best of seven series they’ve led two games to one. … The Kings are 8-for-28 (28.6%) on the power play the last eight games. … Anze Kopitar has points in 11 straight playoff games (5-12=17) and 13 straight games overall (8-12=20), dating back to the regular season. He leads the NHL with 15 points (4-11=15) in the postseason. … Kopitar has points in all 10 playoff games this season. The last King to have points in 10 straight playoff games (in one year) was Wayne Gretzky, who recorded a franchise record 12-game streak in 1993 (9-16=25). … Kopitar logged 16:37 in Game 3 and 16:43 in Game 4. He logged under 17 minutes of ice time only once in the regular season, while the 16:37 of ice time was his lowest total since March 26, 2011, the home game against Colorado in which he broke his ankle. … Marian Gaborik has 10 points (6-4=10) in the last eight games. … Gaborik (3-2=5) and Kopitar (0-5=5) are the series’ leading scorers. Kopitar’s last goal was his second-period Game 7 game winning goal against San Jose. … The only Kings to have faced Anaheim in a playoff series prior to this season were Marian Gaborik (twice), Willie Mitchell (twice), Robyn Regehr, Matt Greene and Jarret Stoll. … Jonathan Quick is 6-1 in the last seven games with a 1.54 goals-against average and .952 save percentage. Since the 2012 playoffs, Quick is 31-17 with a 1.84 GAA and .935 Sv%.

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Anaheim Projected Lines

Pat Maroon – Ryan Getzlaf – Corey Perry
Daniel Winnik – Saku Koivu – Andrew Cogliano
Jakub Silfverberg – Nick Bonino – Teemu Selanne
Devante Smith-Pelly – Rickard Rakell – Kyle Palmieri

Cam Fowler – Ben Lovejoy
Hampus Lindholm – Francois Beauchemin
Bryan Allen – Sami Vatanen

Jonas Hiller
John Gibson

Notes and milestones: Goaltender John Gibson was recalled from AHL-Norfolk yesterday. The 6-foot-3, 215 pound Gibson was 21-17-5-4 with a 2.34 goals-against average, .919 save percentage and five shutouts with the Admirals in the regular season. In the playoffs, he is 4-2 with a 1.45 GAA, .955 Sv% and a shutout. … Anaheim is 63-51 all-time in the playoffs, a record that includes a road mark of 26-29. … The Ducks are 12-8 all-time in Game 4s. … Jonas Hiller has a .934 postseason save percentage, the second-highest mark in the NHL since 1967-68. Only Mike Smith’s .945 save percentage over 19 games is higher. … Pat Maroon has a six-game point streak (2-4=6). … Ryan Getzlaf has a three-game assist streak (0-4=4).

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