Game 37 Preview: Los Angeles at Calgary - LA Kings Insider

Los Angeles Kings (23-11-2) at Calgary Flames (17-17-2)
Thursday, December 31, 2015, 6:00 p.m. PT
Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB
Referees: #19 Gord Dwyer, #27 Eric Furlatt
Linesmen: #92 Mark Shewchyk, #63 Trent Knorr
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Los Angeles Kings v Calgary Flames

Los Angeles Projected Starting Goaltender – Jonathan Quick
2015-16: 30 GP (30 GS) / 20-9-1 record / 2.20 GAA / .921 Sv% / 3 SHO
Career vs Calgary: 21 (21) / 10-7-4 / 1.82 / .923 / 2
Last Game vs Calgary: 4/9/15 / 59 MP / 22-24 shots / 1-3 L
2015-16, Away: 14 (14) / 10-3-1 / 2.08 / .933 / 2

Calgary Projected Starting Goaltender – Karri Ramo
2015-16: 25 GP (25 GS) / 13-11-1 record / 2.68 GAA / .908 Sv% / 0 SHO
Career vs Los Angeles: 4 (3) / 3-0-0 / 1.86 / .940 /0
Last Game vs Los Angeles: 2/11/15 / 9 MP / 5-5 shots / 3-5 L
2015-16, Home: 12 (12) / 9-3-0 / 2.49 / .911 / 0

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2015-16 Los Angeles Leaders
Total Points: Tyler Toffoli (18-11=29)
Goals: Tyler Toffoli (18-11=29)
Assists: Jeff Carter (11-17=28), Anze Kopitar (10-17=27), Drew Doughty (6-17=23)
Plus/Minus: Tyler Toffoli (+22; 18-11=29)
Penalty Minutes: Andy Andreoff (41; 2-1=3)
Time On Ice: Drew Doughty (28:01; 6-17=23)
Corsi-For Percentage: Nick Shore (62.5%; 2-4=6)

2015-16 Calgary Leaders
Total Points: Johnny Gaudreau (17-22=39)
Goals: Johnny Gaudreau (17-22=39)
Assists: Johnny Gaudreau (17-22=39)
Plus/Minus: Johnny Gaudreau (+8; 17-22=39)
Penalty Minutes: Brandon Bollig (51; 1-1=2)
Time On Ice: TJ Brodie (25:39; 4-15=19)
Corsi-For Percentage: Josh Jooris (51.1%; 2-2=4)

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Rankings and Statistics
Goals/Game: LAK – 14 / 2.67; CGY – 16 / 2.64
Goals Against/Game: LAK – 2 / 2.22; CGY – t-29 / 3.22
Power Play: LAK – 16 / 19.0%; CGY – 30 / 12.6%
Penalty Kill: LAK – 7 / 82.9%; CGY – 30 / 74.7%
Shots/Game: LAK – t-1 / 32.4; CGY – 19 / 29.1
Shots Against/Game: LAK – 10 / 28.6; CGY – t-15/ 29.3
Faceoffs: LAK – t-18 / 49.7%; CGY – 28 / 47.7 %
Save Percentage: LAK – t-3 / .922; CGY – 30 / .890
Corsi-For Percentage: LAK – 1 / 56.3%; CGY – 24 / 47.4%

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Los Angeles Projected Lines

Milan Lucic – Anze Kopitar – Tyler Toffoli
Tanner Pearson – Nick Shore – Marian Gaborik
Dwight King – Trevor Lewis – Dustin Brown
Michael Mersch – Andy Andreoff – Jordan Nolan

Brayden McNabb – Drew Doughty
Jake Muzzin – Alec Martinez
Derek Forbort – Christian Ehrhoff

Jonathan Quick
Jhonas Enroth

Notes and milestones: Los Angeles is 89-109-28 all-time against Calgary, a record that includes a road mark of 34-64-16. The Kings are 6-3-1 in their last 10 visits to the Scotiabank Saddledome but are 0-2-1 in their last three visits. These teams will meet only four times this season (Pacific Division teams face five opponents five times and one opponent four times). Remaining games will take place on February 23 and March 31 at Staples Center, followed by an April 5 game at the Scotiabank Saddledome. … Los Angeles is 13-6-0 against the Western Conference and 7-5-0 against the Pacific Division. The Kings are 3-1-0 over a stretch of five consecutive games against the Pacific Division (L vs SJS, W @ ARI, W @ VAN, W @ EDM, 12/31 @ CGY). … Los Angeles has scored 17 goals over the last four games and has outscored their opponents 14-5 through the first three games of their four-game road trip through Arizona and Western Canada. … According to Elias Sports Bureau, the Kings’ 11-point Pacific Division lead matches the largest lead in their divisional history. They previously had an 11-point lead in 1980-81, the latest being through games of February 2, 1981 (71 points to 60 points for Montreal). … Jonathan Quick is 11-2-1 with a 1.89 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage (856:44 minutes / 398 SA / 371 SV) over his last 14 games, dating back to the 3-1 win at Florida on November 23. His 20 wins rank second in the NHL. With 40 career shutouts, he is tied with John Vanbiesbrouck and Frank Brimsek for the most shutouts ever by a United States-born goalie. … Tyler Toffoli leads the league with a plus-22 rating and has seven goals and nine points (7-2=9) in the last seven games. … Anze Kopitar has now recorded an even-or-better rating in 31 of 35 games this season. … With 456 career points (211-245=456), Dustin Brown is one point behind Mike Murphy (457 points) for 11th place on the franchise’s all-time list.

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Calgary Projected Lines

Johnny Gaudreau – Sean Monahan – Jiri Hudler
Micheal Ferland – Mikael Backlund – Joe Colborne
Sam Bennett – Markus Granlund – David Jones
Brandon Bollig – Matt Stajan – Lance Bouma

Mark Giordano – TJ Brodie
Kris Russell – Dougie Hamilton
Deryk Engelland – Dennis Wideman

Karri Ramo
Jonas Hiller

Notes and milestones: Calgary has won 11 of its last 12 games at the Scotiabank Saddledome (11-1-0) following Tuesday’s 1-0 loss to Anaheim. … Seven of the last 10 games between these teams have been decided by one goal, with the Flames going 3-0 in all three games that extended past 60 minutes. … Calgary has been outscored 84-59 in second and third periods this season but has outscored its opponents 8-1 in overtime. The Flames are 9-2 in games that extend past 60 minutes. … Johnny Gaudreau has eight points (4-4=8) and a plus-six rating in five career games against the Kings.

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Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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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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