Game 49 Preview: Los Angeles at Boston - LA Kings Insider

Los Angeles Kings (21-15-12) at Boston Bruins (26-26-7)
Saturday, January 31, 2015, 4:00 p.m. PT
TD Garden, Boston, MA
Referees: #11 Kelly Sutherland, #35 Marc Joannette
Linesmen: #90 Andy McElman, #93 Brian Murphy
Fox Sports West, NHL Network, KABC 790 AM

Los Angeles Kings v Boston Bruins

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick
2014-15: 40 GP (39 GS) / 17-12-10 record / 2.48 GAA / .911 Sv% / 3 SHO
Career vs Boston: 10 (10) / 7-3-0 / 2.04 / .925 / 2
Last Game vs Boston: 12/2/14 / 60 MP / 31-31 / 2-0 W
2014-15, Away: 15 (15) / 3-7-5 / 2.89 / .899 / 0

Boston Projected Starting Goaltender – Tuukka Rask
2014-15: 40 GP (39 GS) / 21-11-7 record / 2.34 GAA / .920 Sv% / 2 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: 2 (2) / 1-1-0 / 2.20 / .949 / 1
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 1/9/14 / 22 MP / 15-18 shots / 2-4 L
2014-15, Home: 23 (23) / 14-5-4 / 2.15 / .922 / 2

Columbus Blue Jackets v Boston Bruins

2014-15 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Anze Kopitar (11-27=38)
Goals: Marian Gaborik (15-12=27)
Assists: Anze Kopitar (11-27=38)
Plus/Minus: Tyler Toffoli (+18; 13-16=29)
Penalty Minutes: Kyle Clifford (50; 2-7=9)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (29:23; 4-25=29)
Corsi-For Percentage: Trevor Lewis (57.9%; 6-5=11)

2014-15 Boston Leaders
Total Points: Patrice Bergeron (12-21=33)
Goals: Brad Marchand (13-12=25)
Assists: Patrice Bergeron (12-21=33), Carl Soderberg (10-21=31)
Plus/Minus: Kevan Miller (+14; 2-4=6)
Penalty Minutes: Milan Lucic (71; 10-18=28)
Time On Ice: Zdeno Chara (22:51; 3-9=12)
Corsi-For Percentage: Patrice Bergeron (59.3%; 12-21=33)

Los Angeles Kings v Boston Bruins

Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – 15 / 2.75; BOS – 21 / 2.63
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 13 / 2.54; BOS – 6 / 2.41
Power Play: LAK – 10 / 19.6%; BOS – 17 / 18.1%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 25 / 77.7%; BOS – 9 / 82.8%
Shots/Game: LAK – 8 / 31.1; BOS – t-12 / 30.1
Shots Against/Game: LAK – t-5 / 27.5; BOS – t-17/ 29.6
Faceoffs: LAK – t-10 / 51.4%; BOS – 4 / 53.2%
Save Percentage: LAK – t-18 / .908; BOS – t-4 / .919
Corsi-For Percentage: LAK – t-2 / 54.4%; BOS – 8 / 52.2%

St. Louis Blues v Boston Bruins

Los Angeles Projected Lines

Kyle Clifford – Anze Kopitar – Dustin Brown
Dwight King – Jeff Carter – Tyler Toffoli
Marian Gaborik – Jarret Stoll –Trevor Lewis
Jordan Nolan – Nick Shore – Justin Williams

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

Jonathan Quick
Martin Jones

Level of confidence of projected lines: B+. Though Jordan Nolan took rushes alongside Nick Shore and Justin Williams, he remained on the ice for extra work with Jamie McBain, Andy Andreoff and Martin Jones, so there could be a change in the club’s depth forwards.

Notes and Milestones: Los Angeles is 40-80-14 all-time against Boston, a record that includes a road mark of 15-46-6. The Kings are 7-4-0 in their last 11 games overall against the Bruins. … Los Angeles is 7-7-3 against the Eastern Conference and 5-3-1 against the Atlantic Division. … In the 24 games since December 1, Los Angeles has recorded a 57.3% Corsi-for percentage in five-on-five play (1174 Corsi for / 874 Corsi against). … Over the last 24 games, the Kings and their opponents have both scored 68 non-shootout goals. Los Angeles has scored at least three goals in 12 of their last 20 games. … The Kings have outscored their opponents 95-73 in second and third periods this season. … The Kings are 2-12 in games that extend past 60 minutes and 6-6-12 in one-goal games. … Los Angeles leads the league in total team hits (1,571) … The Kings’ road penalty kill ranks 28th in the league at 72.3% (47-for-65). … Marian Gaborik has recorded at least a point in 14 of his last 17 games (11-8=19) … With 98 goals as a King, Justin Williams is two goals from 100. … With Mike Richards’ assignment to AHL-Manchester, Jarret Stoll holds the club’s new Iron Man streak. Tonight will mark his 110th consecutive regular season game. … With 496 career points (269-227=496), Jeff Carter is four points from 500 in his career. … Brayden McNabb has three points (0-3=3) in two career games against Boston.

St. Louis Blues v Boston Bruins

Boston Projected Lineup

Milan Lucic – David Krejci – Reilly Smith
Brad Marchand – Patrice Bergeron – Loui Eriksson
Chris Kelly – Carl Soderberg – David Pastrnak
Daniel Paille – Gregory Campbell – Craig Cunningham

Zdeno Chara – Dougie Hamilton
Dennis Seidenberg – Adam McQuaid
Torey Krug – Kevan Miller

Tuukka Rask
Malcolm Subban

Notes and Milestones: Lines via NHL.com’s Matt Kalman … Niklas Svedberg was loaned to AHL Providence yesterday on a conditioning stint. Malcolm Subban was recalled. … Boston is 8-7-2 against the Western Conference and 4-3-0 against the Pacific Division. … The Bruins have points in 12 of their last 13 games, going 8-1-4. … Boston is 6-1-3 in their last 10 on home ice. … The Bruins have outscored the Kings 541-417 all-time in head-to-head match-ups. … 10 of the last 11 meetings in the series have been decided by one goal or two goals. … Boston has 10 players with 20-or-more points, which is tied with Chicago for the most in the league. … The Bruins are the only team that has not allowed a shorthanded goal this season.

Tampa Bay Lightning v Boston Bruins

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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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