June 7, 2014 2:05 pm

Game 2 Preview: New York at Los Angeles

(3) Los Angeles Kings (13-9) vs (2) New York Rangers (12-9)
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 4:00 p.m. PT
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Referees: #4 Wes McCauley, #13 Dan O’Halloran
Linesmen: #75 Derek Arnell, #71 Brad Kovachik
NBC, CBC, RDS, KEIB 1150 AM

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick
2013-14 Playoffs: 22 GP (22 GS) /13-9 record / 2.81 GAA / .907 Sv% / 1 SHO
Career, Playoffs: 72 (72) / 42-30 / 2.26 / .922 / 8
2013-14 Playoffs, Home: 10 (10) / 6-4 / 2.64 / .905 / 0

New York Projected Starting Goaltender – Henrik Lundqvist
2013-14 Playoffs: 21 GP (21 GS) / 12-8 record / 2.07 GAA / .928 Sv% / 1 SHO
Career, Playoffs: 88 (88) / 42-45 / 2.23 / .922 / 9
2013-14 Playoffs, Away: 11 (11) / 6-5 / 2.24 / .933 / 0

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2013-14 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Anze Kopitar (5-19=24)
Goals: Marian Gaborik (12-7=19)
Assists: Anze Kopitar (5-19=24)
Plus/Minus: Justin Williams (+13; 8-12=20)
Penalty Minutes: Kyle Clifford (37; 1-4=5)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (27:48; 5-12=17)

2013-14 New York Leaders
Total Points: Ryan McDonagh (3-11=14)
Goals: Carl Hagelin (7-4=10)
Assists: Ryan McDonagh (3-11=14)
Plus/Minus: Kevin Klein (+8; 1-3=4)
Penalty Minutes: Daniel Carcillo (22; 2-0=2)
Time On Ice: Ryan McDonagh (25:29; 3-11=14)

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Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – 1 / 3.46; NYR – 11 / 2.67
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 8 / 2.82; NYR – 2 / 2.29
Power Play: LAK – 6 / 23.9%; NYR – 11 / 13.1%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 9 / 81.9%; NYR – 2 / 86.8%
Shots/Game: LAK – 6 / 31.3; NYR – 11 / 29.2
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 7 / 30.1; NYR – 3 / 28.7
Faceoffs: LAK – 2 / 52.8%; NYR – 12 / 47.5%
Save Percentage: LAK – t-8 / .906; NYR – 2 / .920

2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game One

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

Jonathan Quick
Martin Jones

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

Level of confidence in projected lines: B. Darryl Sutter indicated yesterday that Robyn Regehr would “probably” play. In the event that he does re-enter the lineup, it is likely that Matt Greene, who has averaged 13:51 of ice time, would be the odd-man out. There was no morning skate today, but at yesterday’s practice the club utilized the same lines that had been used primarily over the last two rounds.

Notes and milestones: Los Angeles is 107-135 all-time in the playoffs, a record that includes a home mark of 60-55. … The Kings are 2-5 all-time against the Rangers in the playoffs (2-2 home, 0-3 road). … Los Angeles is 20-26 in Game 2s and 2-1 in Game 2s this postseason. When winning Game 2, the Kings have won 14 of 20 series. When losing Game 2, they have won six of 26 series. … The Kings have scored in 17 of the last 20 regulation periods. … Los Angeles is 15-5 at home in the playoffs dating back to June 11, 2012. … The Kings have one goal in their last 11 power play opportunities. … Los Angeles is 9-0 in games in which they do not allow a power play goal and 4-9 in games in which they allow a power play goal in the postseason. … The Kings have outscored their opponents 27-16 in third periods this postseason. … Drew Doughty has broken his own franchise record with 17 points (5-12=17) this postseason. … Justin Williams has set a career high in goals (eight), assists (12) and points (20) in a single playoff year. He has nine points (4-5=9) in the last seven games. He leads the NHL with a plus-13 rating. … Jeff Carter has 14 points (6-8=14) in the last nine games. … Anze Kopitar has points in 17 of 22 playoff games (5-19=24). He trails Wayne Gretzky (40 points / 1993) and Tomas Sandstrom (25 points / 1993) for points in a single postseason in franchise history. … With 12 goals, Marian Gaborik trails only Wayne Gretzky (15 goals / 1993) for the most goals in a single postseason in franchise history. … Dwight King has four points (1-3=4) in his last four games.

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New York Projected Lines

Chris Kreider – Derek Stepan – Rick Nash
Carl Hagelin – Brad Richards – Martin St. Louis
Benoit Pouliot – Derick Brassard – Mats Zuccarello
Brian Boyle – Dominic Moore – Derek Dorsett

Ryan McDonagh – Dan Girardi
Marc Staal – Anton Stralman
John Moore – Kevin Klein

Henrik Lundqvist
David Leneveu

Notes and milestones: New York is 225-242-8 all-time in the playoffs, a record that includes a 99-149-6 mark on the road. … The Rangers are one of four teams, along with Detroit, Pittsburgh and San Jose, to make the playoffs in eight of the last nine years. … This is New York’s 11th Stanley Cup Final appearance and first since 1994, when they defeated the Vancouver Canucks in seven games. They are 4-6 in their 10 previous appearances and 22-28 all-time in Stanley Cup Final games. … New York was 25-14-2 on the road in the regular season and is 6-4 on the road in the playoffs. … Henrik Ludqvist is the third goalie in NHL history to start at least 80 consecutive playoff games with one team (Martin Brodeur – New Jersey, Patrick Roy – Colorado) and has started a franchise-record 88 playoff games with New York. … Brian Boyle recorded 10 points (8-2=10) in 36 games with Los Angeles in the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons. … Daniel Carcillo recorded two points (1-1=2) in 26 games with the Kings in 2013-14. … Dan Girardi ranks tied for second with Don Maloney on the team’s all-time playoff games played list with 84 games played. … Backup goaltender Cam Talbot is out with an undisclosed injury and unavailable tonight. … The 43 shots allowed in Game 1 was a playoff high for the Rangers. … New York has outscored its opponents 23-11 in first periods this postseason but has been outscored 37-33 in the second period, third period and overtime. … The Rangers have outshot opponents 233-195 in first periods this postseason but have been outshot 408-381 in the second period, third period and overtime. … New York has killed off 38 of the last 40 power plays against.

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