Game 11 Preview: Los Angeles at Detroit - LA Kings Insider

Los Angeles Kings (6-2-2) vs Detroit Red Wings (5-2-2)
Friday, October 31, 2014, 7:30 p.m. ET
Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI
Referees: #10 Paul Devorski, #37 Kyle Rehman
Linesmen: #89 Steve Miller, #50 Scott Cherrey
Prime Ticket, KABC 790 AM

DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 18: Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings makes a save on Riley Sheahan #15 of the Detroit Red Wings during an NHL game on January 18, 2014 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The Red Wings defeated the Kings 3-2 in a shoo

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick
2014-15: 8 GP (8 GS) / 5-1-2 record / 1.78 GAA / .950 Sv% / 2 SHO
Career vs Detroit: 19 (19) / 6-12-1 / 3.07 / .902 / 1
Last Game vs Detroit: 1/18/14 / 65 MP / 33-35 shots / 2-3 SOL
2014-15, Away: 2 (2) / 0-0-2 / 2.83 / .928 / 0

Detroit Projected Starting Goaltender – Jimmy Howard
2014-15: 7 GP (7 GS) / 4-1-2 record / 1.96 GAA / .928 Sv% / 0 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: 15 (15) / 9-6-0 / 2.40 / .926 / 0
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 1/18/14 / 65 MP / 30-32 shots / 3-2 W
2014-15, Home: 4 (4) / 2-1-1 / 2.18 / .917 / 0

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 23: Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings looks down the ice with his custom painted mask for "Hockey Fights Cancer" night against the Pittsburgh Penguins during a NHL game on October 23, 2014 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michi

2014-15 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Tyler Toffoli (5-8=13)
Goals: Tanner Pearson (7-2=9)
Assists: Tyler Toffoli (5-8=13)
Plus/Minus: Jeff Carter (+13; 5-7=12)
Penalty Minutes: Mike Richards (29; 1-2=3)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (27:41; 0-5=5)
Corsi-for Percentage: Jake Muzzin (63.0%; 0-0=0)

2014-15 Detroit Leaders
Total Points: Henrik Zetterberg (3-9=12)
Goals: Justin Abdelkader (5-3=8), Gustav Nyquist (5-1=6)
Assists: Henrik Zetterberg (3-9=12)
Plus/Minus: Henrik Zetterberg (+4; 3-9=12), Justin Abdelkader (+4; 5-3=8)
Penalty Minutes: Niklas Kronwall (10; 2-4=6), Jonathan Ericsson (10; 0-1=1)
Time On Ice: Niklas Kronwall (24:15; 2-4=6)
Corsi-For Percentage: Tomas Jurco (71.2%; 0-2=2)

Los Angeles Kings v Detroit Red Wings

Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – 26 / 2.30; DET – t-20 / 2.44
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 2 / 1.80; DET – t-7 / 2.00
Power Play: LAK – 21 / 15.2%; DET – t-25 / 8.8%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 12 / 83.3%; DET – 1 / 93.8%
Shots/Game: LAK – 19 / 29.3; DET – 22 / 28.7
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 27 / 33.5; DET – 6 / 26.9
Faceoffs: LAK – 9 / 51.6%; DET – t-11 / 51.2%
Save Percentage: LAK – 1 / .946; DET – 8 / .926
Corsi-For Percentage: LAK – 17 / 50.43%; DET – 10 / 51.47%

DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 18: Jakub Kindl #4 and Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings defend the corner of the net as Justin Williams #14 of the Los Angeles Kings tries to score during an NHL game on January 18, 2014 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michig

Projected Los Angeles Lineup

Tanner Pearson – Jeff Carter – Tyler Toffoli
Dwight King – Mike Richards – Dustin Brown
Kyle Clifford – Jarret Stoll – Justin Williams
Andy Andreoff – Trevor Lewis – Jordan Nolan

Jake Muzzin – Drew Doughty
Robyn Regehr – Alec Martinez
Brayden McNabb – Matt Greene

Jonathan Quick
Martin Jones

Level of confidence in projected lines: B-. The Kings didn’t hold a morning skate today, so lineup projections are based on knowledgeable estimations. Expect Jonathan Quick to start after Martin Jones got the nod last night. David Van der Gulik will be assigned to Manchester; expect Trevor Lewis to come off injured reserve and appear in his first game since the season opener. UPDATE, 5:40 PM: Lewis has been activated, and Van der Gulik has been assigned to Manchester.

Notes and milestones: The Kings are 81-79-32 all-time against the Red Wings, a record that includes a road mark of 34-45-17. Los Angeles is 3-6-1 in both its last 10 overall games in the series and its last 10 games at Joe Louis Arena and hasn’t won in Detroit since going 2-0-0 in the 2010-11 season. The teams will conclude the season series at Staples Center on February 24, 2015. … Drew Doughty’s ice time average of 27:41 is tied for third in the league with Erik Karlsson. … The line of Tanner Pearson, Jeff Carter and Tyler Toffoli has combined for 34 points (17-17=34) with a plus-34 rating in the last nine games. All three players have had an even-or-better rating in all 10 games this season. … Jeff Carter has been on the ice for 17 goals for and one goal against. … Dean Lombardi is one point from surpassing Dave Taylor (685 points) for the most points attained as Kings General Manager in club history. … Los Angeles is 1-0-0 on the second game of back-to-back sets this season. … The Kings are 4-0-0 when scoring a power play goal and 6-0-0 when allowing two goals or less.

DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 18: Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings follows the play as Patrick Eaves #17 of the Detroit Red Wings looks to make a play during an NHL game on January 18, 2014 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The Red Wings defeate

Detroit Projected Lines

Justin Abdelkader – Pavel Datsyuk – Henrik Zetterberg
Gustav Nyquist – Riley Sheahan – Tomas Tatar
Andrej Nestrasil – Darren Helm – Tomas Jurco
Drew Miller – Luke Glendening – Joakim Andersson

Niklas Kronwall – Jonathan Ericsson
Kyle Quincey – Danny DeKeyser
Jakub Kindl – Brendan Smith

Jimmy Howard
Jonas Gustavsson

Notes and milestones: Line projections via Paul Harris of NHL.com … Detroit’s assistant coaches Tony Granato (1989-96) and Jim Hiller (1992-93) are ex-Kings. … Pavel Datsyuk (809 points) ranks sixth and Henrik Zetterberg (732 points) ranks eighth in all-time Red Wings scoring. Datsyuk trails fifth place Sergei Fedorov (954 points) by 145 points, while Zetterberg trails seventh place Norm Ullman (758 points) by 26 points. With 1,809 points, Gordie Howe is the highest scoring Red Wing of all-time. Steve Yzerman ranks second at 1,755. … Henrik Zetterberg is tied for fourth in the league with nine assists. … Only one player on Detroit’s active roster was acquired via trade (Kyle Quincey / Tampa Bay, 2012). … Henrik Zetterberg has 35 points (17-18=35) in 38 games against the Kings.

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 23: Henrik Zetterberg #40 of the Detroit Red Wings watches the action from the bench against the Pittsburgh Penguins during a NHL game on October 23, 2014 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The Wings defeated the Penguins 3-2 i

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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

Bio

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.
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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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