Game 14 Preview: Los Angeles vs Florida - LA Kings Insider

Los Angeles Kings (8-5-0) vs Florida Panthers (5-5-3)
Saturday, November 7, 2015, 1:00 p.m. PT
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Referees: #32 Tom Kowal, #29 Ian Walsh
Linesmen: #65 Pierre Racicot, #55 Shane Heyer
Fox Sports West, KABC 790 AM, I Heart Radio

Florida Panthers v Los Angeles Kings

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick
2015-16: 11 GP (110 GS) / 6-5-0 record / 2.36 GAA / .915 Sv% / 1 SHO
Career vs Florida: 7 (7) / 5-2-0 / 1.93 / .929 / 1
Last Game vs Florida: 2/5/15 / 59 MP / 17-20 shots / 2-3 L
2015-16, Home: 8 (8) / 4-4-0 / 2.36 / .916 / 1

Florida Projected Starting Goaltender – Roberto Luongo
2015-16: 9 GP (9 GS) / 3-4-2 record / 2.11 GAA / .936 Sv% / 0 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: 33 (33) / 15-13-5 / 2.44 / .916 / 3
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 2/5/15 / 60 MP / 29-31 shots / 3-2 W
2015-16, Away: 4 (4) / 0-2-2 / 2.21 / .933 / 0

Florida Panthers v Anaheim Ducks

2015-16 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Jeff Carter (6-7=13)
Goals: Tyler Toffoli (9-2=11)
Assists: Drew Doughty (0-8=8)
Plus/Minus: Jeff Carter (+7; 6-7=13), Tyler Toffoli (+7; 9-2=11)
Penalty Minutes: Andy Andreoff (39; 1-0=1)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (26:53; 0-8=8)
Corsi-For Percentage: Nick Shore (60.4%; 1-0=1)

2015-16 Florida Leaders
Total Points: Vincent Trocheck (5-5=10), Jaromir Jagr (6-4=10)
Goals: Jaromir Jagr (6-4=10)
Assists: Four players tied with five assists
Plus/Minus: Derek MacKenzie (+7; 1-4=5)
Penalty Minutes: Alex Petrovic (16; 0-2=2), Shawn Thornton (16; 0-0=0)
Time On Ice: Erik Gudbranson (20:51; 1-2=3)
Corsi-For Percentage: Aaron Ekblad (57.9%; 1-2=3)

Florida Panthers v San Jose Sharks

Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – t-21 / 2.38; FLA – t-13 / 2.77
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 4 / 2.15; FLA – 7 / 2.31
Power Play: LAK – t-16 / 18.2%; FLA – t-6 / 22.9%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 10 / 84.0%; FLA – 19 / 78.4%
Shots/Game: LAK – t-5 / 31.3; FLA – 22 / 28.6
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 12 / 28.5; FLA – 27 / 31.9
Faceoffs: LAK – 25 / 48.1%; FLA – t-19 / 49.4%
Save Percentage: LAK – 5 / .925; FLA – 4 / .928
Corsi-For Percentage: LAK – 1 / 55.3%; FLA – t-22 / 47.9%

Florida Panthers v Philadelphia Flyers

Los Angeles Projected Lines

Tanner Pearson – Anze Kopitar – Trevor Lewis
Milan Lucic – Jeff Carter – Tyler Toffoli
Marian Gaborik – Nick Shore – Dustin Brown
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 15-10-3 all-time against Florida, a record that includes a home mark of 11-4-0. The Kings are on a franchise-best six-game home winning/point streak against the Panthers. The last Florida win at Staples Center was on November 27, 2002, a 5-2 setback in which Sandis Ozolinsh scored the game-winning goal and Mathieu Schneider and Ziggy Palffy scored for Los Angeles. The goaltending match-up was Felix Potvin (22/26) versus Jani Hurme (32/34). These teams will conclude their season series at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida on November 23. … The Kings are 1-1-0 against the Eastern Conference and 0-0-0 against the Atlantic Division. … With 222 career goals, Anze Kopitar is tied with Charlie Simmer for seventh place on the franchise’s all-time goals list. He has 10 points (1-9=10) in 10 career games against Florida. … With 209 assists, Drew Doughty is tied with Lubomir Visnovsky for fourth place on the club’s list of all-time assists by a defenseman. … Darryl Sutter will coach his 275th regular season game with the Kings, tying him with Terry Murray for fourth place on the Kings’ all-time games coached list.

Florida Panthers v Tampa Bay Lightning

Florida Projected Lines

Jonathan Huberdeau – Nick Bjugstad – Jaromir Jagr
Jussi Jokinen – Vincent Trocheck – Reilly Smith
Brandon Pirri – Dave Bolland – Rocco Grimaldi
Garrett Wilson – Derek MacKenzie – Quinton Howden

Brian Campbell – Aaron Ekblad
Willie Mitchell – Erik Gudbranson
Dmitry Kulikov – Alex Petrovic

Roberto Luongo
Al Montoya

Notes and milestones: Lines via DailyFaceoff.com … Florida is playing the third and final game of their three-game west coast road trip (0-1-1). … Defenseman Brian Campbell has played in 316 consecutive games dating back to March 23, 2011. … Defenseman Dmitry Kulikov is expected to play his 400th career game today. … The Panthers rank tied for third in the league with 11 power play goals. … Florida is 4-1-2 when scoring the game’s first goal and is 5-0-0 when leading after the first period. … Forward Rocco Grimaldi was born in Anaheim, Calif. … With 728 career goals, forward Jaromir Jagr is three goals away from tying Marcel Dionne for fourth place on the NHL’s all-time goal list. He is the league’s active leader in games played (1,561), goals (728), assists (1,084), points (1,812), power play goals (206), power play points (588) and is the all-time leader in game-winning goals (129) and overtime goals (19). He is tied with Teemu Selanne for 12th place on the NHL’s all-time power play points list (588). He has 30 points (13-17=30) in 30 career games against Los Angeles. … In 209 games with Los Angeles from 2010-14, Willie Mitchell totaled 11 goals, 46 points and two Stanley Cups.

Florida Panthers v Philadelphia Flyers

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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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