Game 23 Preview: Los Angeles vs Chicago - LA Kings Insider

Los Angeles Kings (13-8-1) vs Chicago Blackhawks (13-8-2)
Saturday, November 28, 2015, 7:30 p.m. PT
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Referees: #37 Kyle Rehman, #8 Dave Jackson
Linesmen: #79 Kiel Murchison, #55 Shane Heyer
Fox Sports West, KABC 790 AM, I Heart Radio

Chicago Blackhawks v Los Angeles Kings

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick
2015-16: 18 GP (18 GS) / 10-7-1 record / 2.30 GAA / .918 Sv% / 1 SHO
Career vs Chicago: 23 (22) / 7-15-1 / 2.90 / .906 / 2
Last Game vs Chicago: 11/2/15 / 59 MP / 22-26 shots / 2-4 L
2015-16, Home: 11 (11) /6-5-0 / 2.36 / .912 / 1

Chicago Projected Starting Goaltender – Scott Darling
2015-16: 6 GP (5 GS) / 2-2-1 record / 2.52 GAA / .912 Sv% / 0 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: 1 (1) / 1-0-0 / 1.00 / .969 / 0
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 3/30/15 / 60 MP / 31-32 / 4-1 W
2015-16, Away: 4 (3) / 0-2-1 / 3.36 / .885 / 0

Chicago Blackhawks v New Jersey Devils

2015-16 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Jeff Carter (9-12=21)
Goals: Tyler Toffoli (11-9=20)
Assists: Jeff Carter (9-11=20)
Plus/Minus: Jeff Carter (+14; 9-12=21)
Penalty Minutes: Andy Andreoff (39; 1-0=1)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (27:02; 2-10=12)
Corsi-For Percentage: Nick Shore (64.1%; 2-0=2)

2015-16 Chicago Leaders
Total Points: Patrick Kane (13-22=35)
Goals: Patrick Kane (13-22=35)
Assists: Patrick Kane (13-22=35)
Plus/Minus: Patrick Kane (+13; 13-22=35)
Penalty Minutes: Jonathan Toews (28; 8-7=15)
Time On Ice: Duncan Keith (25:16; 4-4=8)
Corsi-For Percentage: Artemi Panarin (56.7%; 7-16=23)

Chicago Blackhawks v Los Angeles Kings

Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – 20 / 2.45; CHI – t-9 / 2.83
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 2 / 2.14; CHI – t-13 / 2.57
Power Play: LAK – 15 / 19.4%; CHI – t-8 / 20.5%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 5 / 84.9%; CHI – t-16 / 80.0%
Shots/Game: LAK – 1 / 32.0; CHI – 7 / 30.6
Shots Against/Game: LAK – t-8 / 28.7; CHI – t-8 / 28.7
Faceoffs: LAK – t-25 / 48.2%; CHI – 10/ 50.6%
Save Percentage: LAK – t-2 / .926; CHI – t-16 / .911
Corsi-For Percentage: LAK – 1 / 56.2%; CHI – 6 / 52.5%

Chicago Blackhawks v San Jose Sharks

Los Angeles Projected Lines

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

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

Jonathan Quick
Jhonas Enroth

Notes and milestones: Los Angeles is 78-87-22 all-time against Chicago, a record that includes a home mark of 41-40-11. The Kings are 0-1-0 against the Blackhawks this season and will conclude the season series at the United Center on March 14. … Los Angeles is 8-5-0 against the Western Conference and 5-1-0 against the Central Division. … The Kings have been shorthanded at least three times in 11 consecutive games. … Anze Kopitar has logged at least 20 minutes in four consecutive games, his longest streak since opening the season with five consecutive 20-minute efforts. His 24:53 TOI on Wednesday in Tampa Bay was his highest time on ice since drawing 25:25 against Winnipeg on January 10, 2015. … With 279 career points (68-211=279), Drew Doughty is tied with Lubomir Visnovsky (70-209=279) for fourth place on the club’s all-time list of points by a defenseman. He ranks third in the league with an average of 27:02 of ice time per game.

Chicago Blackhawks v New Jersey Devils

Chicago Projected Lines

Andrew Shaw – Jonathan Toews – Ryan Garbutt
Artemi Panarin – Artem Anisimov – Patrick Kane
Tanner Kero – Marcus Kruger – Marian Hossa
Brandon Mashinter – Teuvo Teravainen – Andrew Desjardins

Duncan Keith – Niklas Hjalmarsson
Trevor van Riemsdyk – Brent Seabrook
Trevor Daley – Michal Rozsival

Scott Darling
Corey Crawford

Notes and milestones: Lines via NHL.com … Patrick Kane has points in a career-high 18 consecutive games (10-19=29). He leads the league with 35 points and 22 assists and will vie to become the first American-born player to earn points in 19 consecutive games; Eddie Olczyk and Phil Kessel share the lead at 18 games. He is tied for second in the league with 13 goals. Kane has 28 points (9-19=28) in 28 career games against Los Angeles. … Chicago became the third team to feature two double-digit goal scorers, joining Dallas and Colorado. … Artem Anisimov has nine points (5-4=9) in the last nine games. … Duncan Keith has four goals and six points in seven games since returning from injury. … Tonight’s game is the final game of the Blackhawks’ annual “Circus Trip.” Since Joel Quenneville was hired as head coach on October 16, 2009, Chicago is 28-11-3 on the Circus Trip. … The Blackhawks are tied for second in the NHL with 22 first period goals. … Chicago is 3-3-0 on the second day of back-to-back sets. … The Blackhawks are 8-3-2 against the Western Conference and 7-1-1 against the Pacific Division. … Jonathan Toews has 29 points (13-16=29) in 28 career games against Los Angeles.

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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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