Game 3 Preview: Los Angeles vs Winnipeg - LA Kings Insider

Los Angeles Kings (0-1-1) vs Winnipeg Jets (1-1-0)
Sunday, October 12, 2014, 7:00 p.m. PT
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Referees: #4 Wes McCauley, #38 Francois St. Laurent
Linesmen: #98 John Grandt, #57 Jay Sharrers
FOX Sports West, KABC 790 AM

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Martin Jones
2014-15: 1 GP (0 GS) / 0-0-0 record / 0.00 GAA / 1.000 Sv% / 0 SHO
Career vs Winnipeg: First Career Appearance
Last Game vs Winnipeg: First Career Appearance
2014-15, Home: 1 (0) / 0-0-0 / 0.00 / 1.000 / 0

Winnipeg Projected Starting Goaltender – Michael Hutchinson*
2014-15: No stats
Career vs Los Angeles: First Career Appearance
Last Game vs Los Angeles: First Career Appearance
2014-15, Away: No stats
*Winnipeg did not hold a morning skate. Ondrej Pavelec played in San Jose last night.

Winnipeg Jets v Arizona Coyotes

2014-15 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Jeff Carter (1-0=1), Tanner Pearson (1-0=1), Tyler Toffoli (0-1=1)
Goals: Jeff Carter (1-0=1), Tanner Pearson (1-0=1)
Assists: Tyler Toffoli (0-1=1)
Plus/Minus: Jeff Carter (+2; 1-0=1), Tanner Pearson (+2; 1-0=1), Tyler Toffoli (+2; 0-1=1)
Penalty Minutes: Kyle Clifford (7; 0-0=0)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (28:44; 0-0=0)
Corsi-For Percentage*: Jake Muzzin (61.3%; 5-19=24)
*Last year’s stats listed

2014-15 Winnipeg Leaders
Total Points: Blake Wheeler (2-1=3)
Goals: Blake Wheeler (2-1=3), Bryan Little (2-0=2)
Assists: Zach Bogosian (0-2=2), Toby Enstrom (0-2=2)
Plus/Minus: Adam Pardy (+2; 0-1=1), Dustin Byfuglien (+2; 1-0=1), Paul Postma (+2; 0-0=0)
Penalty Minutes: Dustin Byfuglien (16; 1-0=1)
Time On Ice: Jacob Trouba (23:24; 0-0=0)
Corsi-For Percentage*: Adam Pardy (53.7%; 0-5=5)
*Last year’s stats listed

Winnipeg Jets v Los Angeles Kings

Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – t-28 / 1.00; WPG – t-11 / 3.00
Goals Against/Game: LAK – t-20 / 3.50; WPG – t-12 / 2.50
Power Play: LAK – t-24 / 0.00%; WPG – t-24 / 0.00%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 24 / 62.5%; WPG – t-1 / 100.0%
Shots/Game: LAK – 13 / 30.0; WPG – t-14 / 28.5
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 25 / 35.0; WPG – t-11 / 27.0
Faceoffs: LAK – 22 / 47.5%; WPG – 29 / 44.7%
Save Percentage: LAK – 16 / .900; WPG – t-13 / .907
Corsi-For Percentage*: LAK – 1 / 56.9%; WPG – t-16 / 50.0%
*Last year’s stats listed

Winnipeg Jets v Los Angeles Kings

Los Angeles Projected Lineup:

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

Brayden McNabb – Drew Doughty
Robyn Regehr – Slava Voynov
Alec Martinez – Matt Greene

Martin Jones
Jonathan Quick

Level of confidence in projected lines: B+. The 20-man lineup should be correct, but without a full morning skate, it’s impossible to get a clear understanding of the even strength alignment Darryl Sutter plans on using.

Notes and milestones: Los Angeles is 10-3-4 all-time against the Winnipeg/Atlanta franchise, a record that includes a home mark of 6-0-2. This is the first of three meetings between the teams; they will also meet at Staples Center on January 10 and at the MTS Centre on March 1. The Kings are 2-1-1 overall and 1-0-0 at home against the Jets since their relocation to Winnipeg. … Tonight marks the first game of a six-game homestand (10/14 EDM, 10/16 STL, 10/19 MIN, 10/23 BUF, 10/26 CBJ). Last season Los Angeles was 23-14-4 both at home and on the road. The Kings’ longest homestand of the season is seven games long and takes place between January 3 and 19, 2015. … With 162 career assists, Drew Doughty is one assist behind Marty McSorley for fifth place amongst defensemen and 22nd overall amongst all skaters in club history. … With 31 career shutouts, Jonathan Quick is one shutout behind Rogie Vachon for first place overall in club history. … With 197 points as a King (75-122=197), Jarret Stoll is three points shy of 200 with the club. … With 98 wins with Los Angeles, Darryl Sutter is two wins from 100 wins with the club. The fastest coach to 100 wins with the organization was Terry Murray, who accomplished the feat in 197 games. Sutter will coach his 182nd game with the Kings tonight.

Winnipeg Jets v Detroit Red Wings

Winnipeg Projected Lines

Dustin Byfuglien – Mark Scheifele – Blake Wheeler
Andrew Ladd – Bryan Little – Michael Frolik
Adam Lowry – Mathieu Perreault – Matt Halischuk
TJ Galiardi – Jim Slater – Chris Thorburn

Zach Bogosian – Jacob Trouba
Mark Stuart – Tobias Enstrom
Adam Pardy – Grant Clitsome

Ondrej Pavelec
Michael Hutchinson

Notes and milestones: Lines via Curtis Zupke of NHL.com … Winnipeg concludes a season-opening three-game road trip that began in Arizona on Thursday (6-2 W) and continued last night in San Jose (0-3 L). … For the first time in franchise history, the Jets held an opponent without a shot on goal in a period when they blanked the Sharks on the shot counter over the final 20 minutes. Winnipeg was shorthanded for eight minutes in the third period last night. … The Jets were 3-6-1 in the second game of back-to-back sets last season. … Winnipeg’s penalty kill is 11-for-11 on the season, while Ondrej Pavelec has stopped all 10 shots he has faced while shorthanded. … Mark Stuart is scheduled to play the 500th game of his NHL career tonight. Through 499 games, the former Colorado College Tiger has 73 points (22-51=73) and 564 penalty minutes. … Zach Bogosian, selected immediately after Drew Doughty with the third overall pick in the 2008 NHL Draft, has 116 points (37-79=116) in 354 career games. … Jets assistant coach Charlie Huddy was a member of the Kings’ 1992-93 Campbell Conference Championship team. … Defenseman Paul Postma and forward TJ Galiardi were teammates with Martin Jones with the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen in 2007-08. … Forward Mark Scheifele was a teammate of Tanner Pearson with the OHL’s Barrie Colts from 2010-12. … Winnipeg has the longest hat trick drought in the NHL; the last hat trick in franchise history belonged to Atlanta’s Eric Boulton on December 18, 2010. … Former King Keaton Ellerby cleared waivers and was reassigned to AHL-St. John’s on October 5. … Evander Kane (knee) was injured in the season opener and will not play tonight.

Winnipeg Jets v Detroit Red Wings

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

Bio

Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.
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Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.
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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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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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