Game 8 Preview: Los Angeles at Edmonton - LA Kings Insider

Los Angeles Kings (4-3-0) at Edmonton Oilers (3-5-0)
Sunday, October 25, 2015, 6:30 p.m. PT
Rexall Place, Edmonton, AB
Referees: #26 Rob Martell, #9 Dan O’Rourke
Linesmen: #82 Ryan Galloway, #88 Mike Cvik
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Los Angeles Kings v Edmonton Oilers

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick
2015-16: 6 GP (6 GS) / 3-3-0 record / 2.16 GAA / .923 Sv% / 1 SHO
Career vs Edmonton: 20 (20) / 14-1-5 / 1.56 / .939 / 1
Last Game vs Edmonton: 4/2/15 / 60 MP / 28-30 shots / 8-2 W
2014-15, Away: 34 (34) / 13-14-7 / 2.56 / .910 / 1*
* First 2015-16 away appearance; last year’s stats listed

Edmonton Projected Starting Goaltender – Cam Talbot
2015-16: 6 GP (5 GS) / 2-3-0 record / 2.22 GAA / .918 Sv% / 0 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: 2 (2) / 1-1-0 / 3.59 / .894 / 0
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 3/24/15 / 57 MP / 31-35 shots / 2-4 L
2015-16, Home: 3 (2) / 1-2-0 / 2.03 / .925 / 0

St. Louis Blues v Edmonton Oilers

2015-16 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Jeff Carter (2-4=6), Tyler Toffoli (6-0=6)
Goals: Tyler Toffoli (6-0=6)
Assists: Jeff Carter (2-4=6)
Plus/Minus: Tyler Toffoli (+2; 6-0=6), Alec Martinez (+2; 0-1=1)
Penalty Minutes: Andy Andreoff (27; 0-0=0)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (26:52; 0-2=2)
Corsi-For Percentage: Nick Shore (65.0%; 1-0=1)

2015-16 Edmonton Leaders
Total Points: Connor McDavid (5-3=8)
Goals: Connor McDavid (5-3=8)
Assists: Nail Yakupov (2-5=7)
Plus/Minus: Matt Hendricks (+3; 0-1=1)
Penalty Minutes: Eric Gryba (11; 0-1=1)
Time On Ice: Justin Schultz (23:12; 0-1=1)
Corsi-For Percentage: Taylor Hall (52.3%; 2-2=4)

Los Angeles Kings v Edmonton Oilers

Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – 27 / 1.86; EDM – t-18 / 2.38
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 8 / 2.14; EDM – t-23 / 3.00
Power Play: LAK – t-22 / 14.8%; EDM – t-18 / 17.2%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 6 / 88.6%; EDM – 11 / 86.2%
Shots/Game: LAK – 16 / 30.0; EDM – 27 / 26.5
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 15 / 29.9; EDM – t-10 / 31.4
Faceoffs: LAK – 21 / 48.9%; EDM – 28 / 46.2%
Save Percentage: LAK – 6 / .928; EDM – t-20 / .904
Corsi-For Percentage: LAK – 2 / 57.2%; EDM – 28 / 45.9%

Washington Capitals v Edmonton Oilers

Los Angeles Projected Lines

Marian Gaborik – Anze Kopitar – Dustin Brown
Milan Lucic – Jeff Carter – Tyler Toffoli
Tanner Pearson – Nick Shore – Trevor Lewis
Kyle Clifford – Andy Andreoff – Jordan Nolan

Brayden McNabb – Drew Doughty
Jake Muzzin – Alec Martinez
Christian Ehrhoff – Jamie McBain

Jonathan Quick
Jhonas Enroth

Notes and milestones: Los Angeles is 75-80-39 all-time against Edmonton, a record that includes an away mark of 36-44-18. The Kings are 9-1-1 in the last 11 games against the Oilers, though they have split the last four meetings (Kings are 2-1-1). These teams will also meet on November 14, February 25 and March 26 at Staples Center and February 25 at Rexall Place. … Los Angeles is 3-3-0 against the Western Conference and 1-3-0 against the Pacific Division. … Over the Kings’ four-game winning streak, they have led for 167:40, while their opponents have not held a lead. … Los Angeles’ 56:02 of shorthanded time is the highest total in the league. … Tyler Toffoli has scored in a career-long four consecutive games (five goals total). He has six of the Kings’ 13 goals this season. … Milan Lucic has three points in his last two games (1-2=3). … Christian Ehrhoff has registered a power play assist in each of the last two games. … Marian Gaborik has 53 points (25-28=53) in 53 career games against Edmonton. … Jeff Carter has 19 points (13-6=19) in 17 career games against Edmonton. … Anze Kopitar has 33 points (9-24=33) in 34 career games against Edmonton. With 220 career goals, he is two goals behind Charlie Simmer (222 goals) for seventh place on the franchise’s all-time list.

Calgary Flames v Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton Projected Lines

Taylor Hall – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – Rob Klinkhammer
Benoit Pouliot – Connor McDavid – Nail Yakupov
Lauri Korpikoski – Anton Lander – Teddy Purcell
Luke Gadzic – Mark Letestu – Iiro Pakarinen

Oscar Klefbom – Justin Schultz
Andrej Sekera – Mark Fayne
Brandon Davidson – Eric Gryba

Cam Talbot
Anders Nilsson

Notes and milestones: The Oilers are playing their third game of a three-game homestand; they defeated Detroit 3-1 on Monday and lost 7-4 to Washington on Wednesday. … Taylor Hall leads the NHL with 37 shots on goal and has posted 23 shots in his last five games. … Benoit Pouliot (1-2=3), Connor McDavid (4-3=7) and Nail Yakupov (2-4=6) have combined for 16 points in the last four games. … Teddy Purcell recorded 25 points (8-17=25) in 91 games with Los Angeles from 2007-09.

Colorado Avalanche v Edmonton Oilers